Volunteer with ALIVE!

ALIVE! depends greatly on our volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks such as food distribution, administrative assistance, and translators. Corporate groups, schools, service hours, and days of service welcome.


*New Volunteers Please Register First!*

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, November 19 Drivers, Saturday Food Distributions
6:30 am-11:30 am | Must be 21yrs old to participate and have a valid driver’s license.
Truck pick up at the Warehouse 801 South Payne Street

Saturday, November 19th Food Distributors, Traffic Marshalls & Translators
7:30 am-11:30 am | Children ages 15-17yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

*NVCC Alexandria- 5000 Dawes Avenue -Donald L. Bisdorf Building, Parking Lot B
*Cora Kelly ES-3600 Commonwealth Avenue.
*William Ramsay Rec. Center-5650 Sanger Avenue

Thursday, November 24th- Turkey Trot 5 Mile Run Volunteer
7:30 am -10:00 am | Children ages 15-17yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
George Washington Middle School (1005 Mt Vernon Ave)
Greet participants as they arrive. Help us collect, sort and organize food donations in bins.

Thursday, December 8th-Pop-up! Food Distributors
4:00 pm-6:00 pm | Children ages 15-17yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
William Ramsay Rec. Center | 5650 Sanger Avenue

Friday, December 9th-Pop-up! Food Distributors
4:00 pm-6:00 pm | Children ages 15-17yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
Casa Chirilagua | 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Saturdays, Furniture Moving Attendant
801 South Payne St | Proof of COVID Vaccine required | Children ages 15-17 yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

West End Food Hub Assistant
510 F S. Van Dorn Street | Must be 18yrs old to participate.
Tuesday Thru Thursday-10a-11:30a, 11:30a-2:30p, 2:00p-4:30p, 4:00p-6:30p
Friday 9:45a-12:45p, 1:00p-3:00p
Saturday 9:45a-12:45p

West End Food Hub Driver
Report to 801 S. Payne Street | Must be 21Yrs old to participate.
Tuesday & Wednesday-10:30 am-11:00 am
Thursday 10:30am-11:00 am & 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm-1:30 pm

Warehouse Assistant
Warehouse | 801 S. Payne Street | Must be 18Yrs old to participate.
Monday 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesdays thru Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00am-12:00 pm & 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Food Sorting and Packing
Bus Barn |116 S. Quaker Lane | Children ages 15-17yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Support the Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership phone line and client intake process. Proficiency in Spanish or Amharic a plus, but not required. Training provided and remote volunteering possible.

Hosting a Food Drive is another great way to stay active when volunteer opportunities are limited. See how to get started: Host a food drive

Sign up online to reserve your volunteer date and time using our new volunteer scheduling tool!

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must sign up in advance and report on-time
  • Volunteers wear closed-toe shoes
  • Follow current CDC guidelines when volunteering for ALIVE! Please read and review ALIVE! COVID Safety Guidelines
  • If volunteering for any community service hours, please contact ALIVE!’s volunteer manager prior to your shift

Age Requirements

  • Adults accompanying minors must sign a waiver for each minor. Parents with children under the age of 12 should contact ALIVE!’s Volunteer coordinator in advance about participation in general volunteer activities
  • Minors ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of volunteer activities at the Bus Barn and Weekend Food Distributions
  • Adults ages 18 and above may volunteer at food distribution sites

Contact us at info@alive-inc.org