September 14, 2018
For all available openings for baggings and distribution shifts, please view our online calendar.
Weekday mornings or early afternoon slots
If you have a regular weekday morning free (even every other week), please consider being a morning helper. You'd arrive at 9:15 and stay until 12:30 and support the morning distribution team by helping restock, sort through produce and other food donations, and maybe help bag items. We particularly need Thursday and Friday morning volunteers. Please go to the online calendar to see specific openings. If you are interested in a regular weekly shift or have questions, please email the volunteer department at email@example.com.
We offer social workers and health care aides the opportunity to shop for their clients on Tuesday-Thursday from 12:45-2:15 pm at AFAC. We need a volunteer who can help them make their selections. Ideally, we'd like to find someone who can commit weekly on one of the days. These shifts are on our online calendar. We encourage volunteers to try it once or twice before making the commitment.
Off-site distribution & survey help
Two of AFAC's partner agencies are looking for volunteers. Please respond to them directly if you can help.
Help distribute groceries at The Carlin Apartments, 4300 Carlin Springs Rd. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Week of September 25
APAH (Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing) is conducting a survey of its residents. They particularly need Spanish and Amharic speaking volunteers. Please contact Julie Booth at email@example.com.
ValleyFest 2018 Volunteers Needed
AFAC supporter and neighbor, New District Brewing, is hosting the ValleyFest 2018 Arts Street Festival again this year and they need volunteers! The event takes place on Sunday, September 30th. Volunteers will receive event tickets, a special volunteer only shirt and a commemorative glass for giving their time.
VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18+
To sign-up and for more information visit: http://arlingtonvalleyfest.com/volunteer/
Individuals interested in helping at a garden on a regular basis to help with planting, watering, harvesting & delivery to AFAC, please contact the garden coordinator indicated:
Walter Reed Garden (Catherine Connor Catherine.Connor@mgnv.org)
Central Library Garden (Audrey Morris firstname.lastname@example.org)
American Legion (Afua Bruce email@example.com)
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Dave Smith firstname.lastname@example.org)
For all gardening opportunities, please visit the Current Gardening Opportunities page.
Be an AFAC Ambassador
AFAC is often invited to speak to a variety of schools, houses of worship and community groups about who we are, what we do, and how the community can help. Our speakers bureau is for volunteers who are capable of giving a prepared presentation (usually 5-15 minutes in length) to groups of different sizes, ages and abilities and could involve a technical component of using a computer/laptop. You'd also be familiar enough with AFAC to answer most of the questions from the audience. We would provide some talking points or a game for children's talks but also want to find volunteers who are comfortable adding their own voice to it and making it more personal. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Calling All Shutterbugs!
Though most of us are comfortable taking pictures on our cell phone, we occasionally need the help of a skilled photographer for large-scale events. You would use your own equipment and have a quick turn around time for sharing the photos digitally. We have a small pool of volunteers we currently use, but we'd like to expand our network. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get your workout while volunteering
Ride with our staff driver on weekday mornings or afternoons to deliver food to our off-site delivery points. You'll need to be over 18 years old and be able to lift 30+ pounds. Email email@example.com for specific times to help.
Share your love for volunteering and AFAC with others!
The volunteer department is always on the lookout for volunteers who want to help on another level. Lead groups after hours in produce bagging or dry goods bagging. Speak about AFAC at outreach fairs, to youth groups, etc. Training is provided. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest in becoming a Volunteer Supervisor.
Create Your Own Food Drive
Not finding enough volunteer opportunities? Need something to do from home on your own schedule? Host a food drive! From our website, you can register your food drive, create customized flyers from our templates, and find some ideas to make yours a success. Consider asking your neighbors, swim club, camp, business or house of worship to join you. Our most-needed items are: canned tuna, low-sugar cereal, low-sodium soup, canned tomato products and plain pasta and rice.
We accept donated food Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4pm and Saturday from 8:30am-1pm. Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Little Free Library
Please donate any unwanted books and/or coloring books to our new Little Free Library! You can drop off donations with the Volunteer Department.