Volunteering your personal time is a very special way to give something back to your community. Since Senior Services of Alexandria’s founding, we have relied on volunteers to supplement the efforts of our staff. The seniors they all serve represent every segment of the Alexandria community, from the homeless to the “well-housed.” From those with no income to those who are financially stable. Staff and volunteers work together to provide a wide variety of services to help seniors maintain their independence and self-sufficiency. We offer you the opportunity to make a real difference in your community as a Senior Services Volunteer.
Be a Part of SSA
Meals on Wheels Volunteers:
SSA delivers meals to Alexandria seniors 7 days a week! We are looking for volunteers to deliver meals on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
If you would like to apply to become a Meals on Wheels Volunteer, please complete the following:
- Complete Volunteer Application (SSA Volunteer Application, Spanish SSA Volunteer Application)
- Sign and date a copy of the SSA Volunteer Client Privacy Protection Agreement (SSA Volunteer Client Privacy Protection, Spanish SSA Volunteer Client Privacy Protection)
- Sign and date a copy of the MOW position description (Position Description)
- Scan or take a photo of your current driver’s license and auto insurance card
- Contact 703.836.4414 ext. 112 for more information
Alternatively, you may visit the SSA office located at 206 N. Washington Street, Suite 301 in Alexandria to complete the volunteer documents and to have your driver’s license and insurance card scanned for copies.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to our Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator at (703) 836-4414, ext. 112. Once your application is submitted, please allow at least 48 business hours for your background check to be completed. The Volunteer Coordinator will then reach back out to you with your volunteer status and follow-up coordination.
Friendly Visitor Volunteers:
SSA’s Friendly Visitor program matches seniors with members of the community with the goal of relieving loneliness for seniors who don’t have family or friends in the area. If you would like to make a difference in a senior’s life, volunteer to be a friendly visitor. The time commitment is once a week for about an hour.
For more information contact us at (703) 836-4414, ext. 120.
Groceries to Go Volunteers:
Groceries to Go is a program that delivers groceries twice a month to seniors in their home who have difficulty shopping but still enjoy cooking. Volunteers are needed to call the recipients of the program to get their individual orders on the Tuesday before the scheduled Thursday delivery date and then deliver the groceries between 10 am to Noon to the client’s home. If you would like to make a difference in a senior’s life, volunteer for the Groceries to Go Program. The time commitment is twice a month for about 2-3 hours.
Volunteers receive an individualized, 30-minute training by SSA staff. Additionally, volunteers must undergo a background check with a $25 fee. We prefer at least a six-month commitment from volunteers.
For more information contact us at (703)836-4414, ext. 119.
Information and Education Outreach Volunteers:
SSA provides information on services, activities, and resources for the 55+ population in the City of Alexandria through our Senior Information Corners located in City libraries, the major recreation centers, continuing care facilities, and residential senior communities. If you’re interested in a volunteer opportunity that works around your schedule, stocking these information corners would be a great for you.
SSA is also looking for volunteers who would be able to provide translation or interpretation services
For more information contact us at (703) 836-4414, ext. 113.
Additional Community Volunteering Opportunities
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide – https://www.aarp.org/volunteer/programs/tax-aide
Alexandria Electoral Board – www.alexandriavoter.org
At Home in Alexandria – www.athomeinalexandria.org
Virginia Cooperative Extension – https://alexandria.ext.vt.edu/
Volunteer Alexandria – www.volunteeralexandria.org
Alexandria’s Mentoring Partnership – https://www.alexandriava.gov/Mentoring
Casa Chirilagua – https://casachirilagua.org/en/volunteer/
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium – www.alexandriatutors.org
International Academy at ACHS https://blogs.acpsk12.org/iatcw/about-us/