Volunteer!

Wesley Housing relies on volunteers to carry out its service-enriched housing mission. The organization operates four Community Resource Centers for the children and families in its communities. Centers are located in Alexandria/Lincolnia, Arlington, and Falls Church. Wesley Housing also operates five Supportive Services Centers for seniors and the disabled. Your time, talent, and energy will go a long way in helping children, adults, and seniors build life-enriching skills.

Below are some opportunities to become involved. Volunteers can choose their level of commitment. Day and evening opportunities are available. Even a few hours can make a difference!

For Fall 2014 listings: Click here.

Help Children

  • Be an after-school homework helper
  • Serve as a reading or math tutor
  • Tutor middle school students
  • Lead enrichment activities (4-H clubs, arts and crafts, music activities, etc.)
  • Chaperone a field trip
  • Teach computer skills to kids and teens for early career development
  • Teach specialized computer programs to teens (PhotoShop, etc.)
  • Toys for Tots
  • Implement an After High School Life Plan program for high school students

Help Adults

  • Teach adults computer skills for career enhancement
  • Teach or assist with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Assist adults with résumé writing and job search skills
  • Teach Financial Literacy

Help Families

  • Adopt-a-Family
  • Nutrition education
  • Health workshops and screenings
  • Coordinate and/or assist with food distributions
  • Parenting skills/support
  • Mothers’ support group
  • Assist with holiday parties and special events

Help Senior Citizens and the Disabled

  • Conduct workshops and classes
  • Be a companion
  • Plan special activities
  • Clean up/repair services at group homes (indoor/outdoor)
  • Staff a resource library
  • Teach computer skills
  • Teach or assist with ESOL
  • Run errands
  • Facilitate book clubs
  • Lead exercise programs (gentle yoga, tai chi, etc.)
  • Sponsor field trips

Other Volunteer Needs

  • Clerical / Office volunteers to perform light office duties or special projects.
  • Special Event assistance
  • Seasonal project assistance
  • Organize Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon teams
  • Coordinate collection of goods and gifts for distribution
  • Spring/Fall clean-up