FACETS offers volunteer opportunities in many of our programs, as well as general opportunities at our office. To begin the process of volunteering for FACETS, send an e-mail to our Volunteer Manager, D’Ivonne Holman, and she will follow up with you shortly. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact us at
To get started Volunteering at FACETS please attend a Volunteer Orientation held at the FACETS Main Office!
FACETS also hosts Youth Volunteer nights for youth age 10-18. Youth volunteer night is a great way to complete your student service learning hour requirement and to support our community members in need of a helping hand.
Parents are welcomed to attend.
FACETS is in need of bilingual volunteers who can translate for the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, Amharic and Urdu. Volunteers will be used to translate written documents and attend case management meetings. Must be 18 or older.
Front Desk Volunteer
Volunteers help answer phones and the front door, create client appointments, mail and deposit duties, etc. Individuals must be 18 or older and be willing to work in a fast paced environment and able to volunteer on an on-going basis.
Youth Volunteer Night
Youth will complete a service project at FACETS main office (10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300, Fairfax VA) along with other activities followed by a brief presentation about FACETS.
Apartment and Furniture Movers:
Volunteers are needed Monday’s 11-2 PM and Wednesday’s 4-8 PM and Saturday’s 11-2 PM to help us pick up donated furniture or move clients into homes.
Community Program Assistants
Volunteers are needed to work with children, youth and adults in a variety of community-based programs, including Homework Help, Computer Lab, Exploring the Arts, Reading Club, Girls Group and Boys Group. Programs are run at centers located in Fairfax City (near GMU), Fairfax (near Fair Oaks Mall), and Centreville (near Centreville Library). Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of one hour a week for two to six months, depending on the length of the program. Volunteers must be age 16 or older.
Volunteers are needed to help clean apartments in Fairfax so new tenants can be housed. This is a great opportunity for groups (2 -5 people, any age with adult supervision for teens) and can take place during the week or weekend, depending on the availability of the volunteers. FACETS will provide the cleaning materials needed, donations are welcome.
Help maintain FACETS’ Van cleanliness, maintenance and insure the van is filled with gas.
Volunteer Drivers to Transport Clients to Appointments
Volunteers are needed to drive clients to and from doctor appointments, lifeskills classes, and other events.
Volunteers are needed to work with either male elementary, middle or high school aged youth in FACETS’ Boys Group program. The program will consist of a variety of programs and field trips for the boys. The goals of the program are to enhance self-confidence, improve problem solving skills, allow children to explore their interests, and improve participants’ awareness and ability to avoid risky behaviors. Volunteers are asked to make a one hour time commitment per week, plus planning time for the duration of the program.
Girls Group Jr./Sr.
Volunteers are needed to work with either female elementary, middle or high school aged youth in FACETS’ Girls Group Program. The program will consist of a variety of programs and field trips for the girls. The goals of the program are to enhance self-confidence, improve problem solving skills, allow youth to explore their interests, and improve participants’ awareness and ability to avoid risky behaviors. Responsibilities for interns may include tasks such as curriculum development, implementing the program, and tracking youth involvement and outcomes. Volunteers are asked to make a one hour time commitment per week for the duration of the program, and interns should expect about 5-10 hours a week to include planning.
FACETS is looking to start a recipe-swap program where residents and volunteers alike share dishes and recipes from their cultures and learn about healthy eating.
With the new garden at Barros Circle, FACETS is looking to engage all community members in a new program that allows the residents to take responsibility for the garden including watering, weeding, trimming and deciding on new plants. This program would allow for some eco-friendly education as well as provide a project for many of the older residents to work together on.
Mentors are needed to meet weekly with a youth or adult to provide support, guidance, and encouragement to succeed at home, in school, or in the workplace. Mentors must commit to at least one year, and be at least 21 years of age.