Volunteer Coordinator: Lauren Breeden, lbreeden@FacetsCares.org, 703-865-4251
Description of Volunteer Opportunities/Responsibilities:
FACETS has a wide range of volunteer opportunities for both groups and individuals. Volunteers can work with children or adults in a variety of programs, including after-school and evening tutoring, computer lab, career development / resume writing, reading, arts and crafts and confidence-building groups for boys and girls. Programs generally start and end following a school year calendar - Fall, Spring and Summer. Additionally, volunteers are needed to mentor both youth and adult clients throughout the year.
FACETS is also looking for individuals who are able to drive clients to and from medical appointments, job interviews, etc.
There are many office volunteer opportunities, including helping at the front desk to answer phones, greet clients, and helping with filing and data entry, as well as opportunities to assist with special events.
Monthly drives for non-perishable food items, hygiene items, etc are a great way for groups to help. There are many other volunteer opportunities, so please contact FACETS (703-352-5090) for more information!
Number of Volunteers: 3,000
Types of Volunteers Needed: Adult-individual; Adult-group; Teen (13 and up)-individual; Teen (13 and up)-group; Youth (12 and under)-individual; Youth (12 and under)-group; Family; Holiday
Training Requirements: It depends on the type of volunteer work, but in general volunteers are asked to attend an orientation session prior to volunteering.
Hours Needed: Weekday; Weekday Evening; After School.
Easily Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes
Volunteer Center Affiliations: Volunteer Fairfax
Ideas for a Team or Group Activity: Yes, groups of volunteers can get involved in a variety of ways. For example, decorating and landscaping the three community centers where FACETS holds after-school activities and programs for youth and adults. Groups can also help by organizing the FACETS food pantry, holding a monthly food drive, or hosting a holiday party for one of our programs.
Suggestions for a Drive to Benefit this Organization: Baby item drive, food drive, hygiene item drive, cleaning supplies drive