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, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form
and a staff member will follow up with you shortly. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact us at 703-865-4251 or volunteer@FacetsCares.org
100,000 Homes Campaign
The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of communities working together to find permanent housing for 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals and families by July of 2014. Please contact Abby Dunner at ADunner@FacetsCares.org
for more information and to get involved.
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 come case management meetings. Must be 18 or older.
FACETS is in need of volunteers to cover the following shifts at the front desk:
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. Interested applicants can email Melissa Edwards, MEdwards@FacetsCares.org.
Youth Volunteer Night
The next youth volunteer night is TBD. 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. Please contact Melissa Edwards, email@example.com
, to sign up for this event.
Community Program Assistants
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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. If you are interested in helping please contact Melissa Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Open Computer Lab Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to supervise a small computer lab which is open to all residents with priority given to those using the lab for employment, education or other life management tasks versus those using the lab for leisure. Residents do their own work during open lab hours. Volunteers open the lab, track participation, monitor content of youth residents’ computer work to ensure community-environment is preserved, answer any technical questions, and close the lab for the night. Volunteers are asked to make a one hour time commitment per week for the duration of the program.
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.
Parents Raising Safe Kids
FACETS is looking for a support volunteer to help with the Parents Raising Safe Kids program. This program focuses on parents and other adults raising young children. It is based on research demonstrating that intervening early in life and developing effective parenting skills are critical ways to prevent violence in the lives of children.
Adult program to promote healthy thinking and behaviors and to address concerns that women in the community may have.
FACETS is looking for a support volunteer to assist with an African and Hip-Hop dance class for youth.
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.
FACETS wants to start a 3-on-3 basketball league at the Robinson Square community. The volunteer would help organize the league, and help to monitor (or referee) the games.
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.
Tutors are needed to meet weekly with a youth to assist with improving educational performance, work on homework or projects, and improve study habits. A one-semester commitment is required for tutors (fall, winter, or spring).
Office & Administrative Helpers
Assist with a variety of tasks, including receptionist coverage, data entry, translation assistance, food pantry sorting or filing.