Volunteer Times - September 2018
Recognize your Volunteers!
Join us and CELEBRATE our Volunteers on October 10!
Volunteer Alexandria's signature fall event celebrates the spirit of volunteerism and honors people who give freely of their time and talents to make a stronger community. Register today!

Show appreciation for your volunteers, by nominating your volunteer stars for an award given by Volunteer Alexandria. Organizations can choose from several categories highlighting youth, adults, seniors, and anyone who has served 100 and more hours. For more details or to complete a nomination, download the form .

Give gratitude for volunteers and become a donor. There are many opportunities starting at $250. Money raised will go to connecting and mobilizing people to become volunteers to help those in need. Email Marion for questions.
Supported by BB&T Bank, Caudron Megary Blackburn - Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, King Street Wireless, LINK Strategic Partners, David & Audra Chamowitz, and Kinneman Insurance.
Alexandria Youth Become Leaders for Change
Alexandria high and middle school students spent three days of their summer break learning about the issues facing Alexandrians, ways they can tackle those issues, gaining skills to become a leader for change both today, in the future and in their chosen careers.
View pictures of the students in action on our Facebook page! More information on Spring Breaks with Impact will be available on our website .
Women & Wine, Cheers to a Good Cause
Women & Wine will take place at the new Silverado Alexandria Memory Care Community facility on Tuesday, September 25 from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn more about memory loss and what to look for, as well as have the opportunity to mingle with staff.
Brew Crew - Do Good Be Hoppy!
Meet new people!
Improve your community!
Make meaningful connections!

Join the VolAlex Brew Crew on Saturday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. for our inaugural outing! Brew Crew members will prepare a new space for the West End food pantry, then gather at a local restaurant to enjoy food and drinks after to share stories.
New Volunteer Opportunities Every Day!
Did you know that new volunteer opportunities are listed almost daily? Check out the latest opportunities !

Commemorating those who gave their lives on 9/11 - Volunteers, 13 and older, will hear about heroism and how to be prepared, followed by a clean-up and beautification activity at one of the older cemetery’s in Alexandria and not allow those there to be forgotten. Register today!

ALIVE! Food Program Chair  - This Volunteer Senior Leadership position is vital to diminishing the food insecurity in the city of Alexandria, where 1 in 5 families struggle to put food on the table. Responsibilities include: assisting with the development and monitoring of food distribution strategies, managing the collection, distribution, and accounting of food to thousands in the city of Alexandria, coordinating teams of volunteers who provide food delivery services in the community, and more. Schedule may include weekdays, some weekends and evenings. Driver's license required. Food Program chair is supported by volunteers. Register today!

Coach with Girls on the Run - Volunteers needed to coach with Girls on the Run in Alexandria. You’ll lead your team of girls in valuable lessons and teamwork building, while working up to running a 5K at the end of the season. Register online.

Did you know that each volunteer hour logged on behalf of our organization is YOUR chance to win prizes?
September is National Preparedness Month!
Since 2004, The United States of America has commemorated the events of September 11 th 2001 by marking September as National Preparedness Month. A time to reflect with family and friends but also as a time to prepare. We do not know what the next disaster will be that effects the City of Alexandria but there will be disasters. The one sure way to make them less impactful is to prepare now . Even simple steps can save lives and property. This September Volunteer Alexandria encourages you to do the three following steps:

For more tips and information visit our website.

Training and Volunteer Opportunities for Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness should always be considered in the home and workplace for any unexpected event. Help Alexandria residents prepare for an emergency or join the volunteer team. Register today for volunteer orientation. Browse all emergency preparedness volunteer opportunities!

Register to become part of Alexandria's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The class starts on 09/06 and ends on 10/20. Register online .
Are you 55 and older and ready to serve? The next RSVP Information Session in Alexandria will take place at one of our nonprofit partners, New Hope Housing on November 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Register online to get all the necessary information on how to be part of RSVP Northern Virginia.
Welcome Ian!
Please welcome Ian Sterne, the new Emergency Preparedness Manager on Volunteer Alexandria’s team! Ian is a life-long Washingtonian and previously worked as a sheltering expert for the American Red Cross (ARC) in the National Capital Region. He inspected over 100 possible shelter sites in the DMV including Mega Shelters and wrote response plans for each of them.
He later transitioned to a disaster response role and became the Disaster Service Coordinator of Fairfax Country, leading ARC disaster volunteers as they prepared for and respond to local disasters. When the National Capital Region merged with the Arlington County and the City of Alexandria chapters, Ian took over Disaster Response for all three jurisdictions for two years. Now at Volunteer Alexandria, Ian will be assuming the role of Emergency Preparedness Manager, serving the people of the City of Alexandria. He has a degree in Justice, Law & Society, and enjoys hiking and camping. Welcome Ian! He can be reached through email.
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