Current Volunteer Needs
NEW Volunteer Training Opportunities:
Employment and Education Resource Center Training:
Saturday, April 4- 9:00-12:00
Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter Conference Room
9155 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22060
New Hope Housing is seeking volunteers to work one on one with residents on employment and housing searches. In this training, you will learn how to conduct a mock interview, how to provide job coaching, and how to assist with resume writing. We will also share with you resources to help residents locate appropriate housing. We request that volunteers are able to serve on a consistent basis (once a week if possible, but scheduling is flexible). Shifts are available seven days a week from 9-12, 3-6, and 6-9. Must be age 18 or over.
Out of Poverty Co-facilitator training:
Wednesday, April 8- 5:30-7:30
New Hope Housing Admin Office
8407-E Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
New Hope Housing is seeking volunteers to serve as co-facilitators for our core life skills course Out of Poverty (OOP). OOP is a structured curriculum designed to foster personal transformation. Developed by an educator and a social worker, the curriculum fosters the mental, emotional and behavioral changes necessary to intervene in the poverty cycle and build a different future. The program uses a group process and helps each individual to accept responsibility for his/her life experiences and to develop methods of moving beyond those experiences while learning new behaviors. The OOP lessons include self-management, work relevant values and self-determination, and tools such as action planning, mental rehearsal, understanding personal responsibility, and the keys to negotiating differences. The co-facilitator will be matched up with a member of the NHH staff to assist in conducting this course. Volunteers will need to commit to attending all classes. The course will be on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 from April 13- June 22. Must be age 18 or over.
If you have questions or would like to RSVP for any of these training opportunities, please contact Nicole Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-799-2293 x.22.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Mondloch House Meal Provider
Individuals or groups are needed to provide a meal for 10 once a month at Mondloch House. This is a “drop off” meal–can be as simple as ordering pizza! Home cooking welcome, too! We ask that you commit to at least once per month. Current Openings include:
Employment and Education Resource Center Monitor
Individuals are needed to assist residents with online job searches, job applications, and housing searches in the Employment and Education Resource Center (EERC) at the Kennedy Shelter, Next Steps Family programs, and Alexandria Community Shelter. Various hours, day & evening. For a position description, click here!
Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter Meal Providers:
Groups are welcome to prepare and serve meals at the Kennedy Shelter for Adults. Groups are asked to purchase all ingredients for the meal and prepare it at the shelter. This is an adults ONLY opportunity–no one under 18 is permitted on the property. Kennedy provides shelter for 50-75 residents depending on the season. Sample meal ideas and recipes for a crowd can be found here: http://www.combatindex.com/recipes/recipes_home.html
For additional group opportunities, please contact Nicole Dillon,Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or call 703-799-2293 x. 22.
To apply for any of these opportunities click here:
Volunteer Application Form
For more information, contact Nicole Dillon, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-799-2293 x. 22.