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UPDATE: April 1, 2022 – Onsite Volunteering Resumed

April 1st marked the beginning of Global Volunteer Month and we’re grateful and excited to welcome YOU back onsite! With the end of the hypothermia prevention season and with reduced COVID case counts in Northern Virginia, we are eager to have volunteers back volunteering at our shelters. HUGE thanks to all of you who continued to serve remotely, providing thousands of meals over this winter.

We’re continuing to require updated COVID vaccinations for all volunteers and requiring wearing masks onsite for the safety of everyone.

Onsite volunteer opportunities are now available at the Kennedy Shelter, Bailey’s Shelter and Supportive Housing, and the RPC Shelter in Arlington. Currently groups that work inside a building will be limited to no more than 4 individuals. Groups that are working outside on yard projects or similar activities will not have these limits.

We continue to need meals and bagged lunches. If you are signed up to prepare and drop-off hot meals or to prepare and drop off begged lunches – thank you! – and we hope you can continue to do so. We welcome new volunteers for these activities as well.

Our next online volunteer orientations will be on the following dates at 6:30 pm:

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Thank you for your service!  In these difficult days, your care and concern mean a lot to us.


To get started, please fill out the application below. Afterward, you will be contacted by our Manager of Community Engagement to schedule an orientation.  You’ll then be able to sign up for a service opportunity and learn more about other new activities as we add them. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Holland at or 703-799-2293 ext. 11.