Volunteering

Summer Home Delivery Driving

AFAC is actively seeking long-term substitute drivers for our home delivery program. We need help Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. The task takes approximately 2 hours each time. You would be a substitute, so you might not be called every week. You would have to have a reliable car that could hold…

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Volunteer Awards 2022

On June 5th, we held a small volunteer recognition program at the Army Navy Country Club to celebrate the dedication of our many volunteers and handed out our Volunteer of the Year Awards. This year, we honored the following: Volunteer of the Year: Stephanie ViscardiGroup of the Year: St. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchTeen Volunteer of the…

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Volunteer Appreciation Week Recap

Last week was National Volunteer Appreciation Week. To show our appreciation, AFAC put together some special treats for our volunteers last week with the help of some local businesses. Among the highlights were: pastries from Village Sweet, a yoga session from Eat.Yoga.Drink, pizza from Stellina Pizzeria, a visit from AWLA’s part-time office dog Sweet Pea,…

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Evening Distribution Check-in Desk

UPDATE: We have already found volunteers willing to help us out with this task. Please check the online calendar for other volunteer events. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers willing to commit to a once a month shift on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 PM (sometimes until 8:00). You would be responsible for checking…

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Westover Farmers Market Helpers

We’re looking for two individuals to volunteer on alternate Sundays at the Westover Farmers Market to assist AFAC’s driver and their helper load food donations onto the AFAC van. Volunteers will arrive directly at the market no later than 11:45AM and be finished by 12:15PM. This happens in almost all weather from May 8 thru…

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Farmers’ Market Pickups

AFAC needs some helpers to drive to the Crystal City or Ballston farmers’ markets, pick up produce donations, and bring them back to AFAC headquarters. This is a twice a month volunteer opportunity and requires volunteers to use their own vehicles to transport produce. The Crystal City farmers’ market is on Tuesday evenings, and the…

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AFAC Named 2022 Best of the Best Non Profit and Place to Volunteer!

AFAC was recognized by Arlington Sun Gazette readers as the Best of the Best in 2022 in the following categories: Best Non Profit/Civic Support Center & Best Place to Volunteer. Thank you to everyone for their support!

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Volunteer Couples & Valentine’s Day

The secret to long-lasting relationships is finding activities that you both enjoy! On Valentine’s Day, we’re highlighting some couples who volunteer at AFAC on a regular basis. We’re grateful for their help and wish them years of happiness together!

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MLK Day 2022 Service Project

For Volunteer Arlington’s annual MLK Day of Service, AFAC is partnering with Arlington County’s Food Security Task Force in offering a virtual service project. We are asking people to make “Winter Care Kits” to be given out to our home delivery clients. For more information and to register for this service project, visit https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/civicrm/vol/#/volunteer/appeal/786.

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