Coronavirus Response 3/15/20: Britepaths and Financial Empowerment Center at South County's Offices are Closed to the Public. Current Volunteers have been notified by staff about status of their projects. Britepaths Staff is Teleworking. Click Here for more information.
We love our volunteers! In fact, we couldn't do everything we do for our neighbors in need without you. In 2019, 755 volunteers gave 8,079 hours of their time to support our work, at a value of more than $280,000. There are many ways to volunteer with us in both short-term and long-term capacities. Below are some suggestions and immediate needs, but we welcome community members to share their expertise with us or propose projects they would like to undertake to help our families. Please note that in many cases, we conduct a brief and routine background check before volunteers begin working for us.
- Volunteer Inquiries: Please contact Shefali Ryan at 703.273.8829 or email@example.com with questions about volunteering for Britepaths.
- Volunteer Application: For most of our volunteer opportunities, please fill out and return our
General Volunteer Application Form (MS Word) (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 703.273.7131
Financial Literacy Volunteers: CLICK HERE for forms and information.
Network Up Mentors: CLICK HERE for form and information.
- Youth Opportunities: CLICK HERE for Youth Volunteer Opportunities.
Get Email Updates! Our monthly e-Pathfinder lists current opportunities and other Britepaths news. CLICK HERE to sign up.
- Virtual Small Business Loan Assistance: Britepaths needs professional banking/lending volunteers to assist applicants of small business loans. We especially need volunteers speaking Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish. Virtual volunteers will assist in determining eligibility, gathering necessary paperwork, etc. We anticipate 1-2 hours/wk. Contact Dawn Sykes at email@example.com for more information.
- SNAP/EBT Coordinator/Intern: Represent Britepaths at the Annandale Farmers Market on Thursdays, May-November and help low-income citizens access the market. Click Here for details.
- Event Planning Committee Help us plan and conduct one or more of our three annual events.
- Network Up Short-Term Career Mentoring for under- or un-employeed adults. Professionals needed to serve as Mentors.
- Financial Literacy Volunteers, Greatest need is for volunteer Financial Mentors and Coaches for Adults. Instructors and Financial Counselors also welcome. Learn More. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in becoming a mentor.
- Volunteer Needs at the Financial Empowerment Center in Alexandria: Financial Coaches, Office Assistants, Community Ambassadors
- Run a Food Bridge Donation Drive (Youth and Group Friendly)
- Food Collection and Delivery Groups (Group Project Only)
- Assemble Food4Thought Weekend Food Packs for Kids in Need (Youth and Group Friendly)
Does your company offer "Volunteer Grants"? Volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollars for Doers” programs, are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Through these programs, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.
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