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

Thursday, February 9th-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, February 10th-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

Saturday, February 25th- ALIVE! 6th Annual Empty Bowls fundraising event is back!
This wonderful event supports the work ALIVE! does to help people in need and includes an evening of entertainment and a simple meal of soups, drinks, and desserts from local restaurants. Each participant will be taking home a hand-crafted bowl by a local artist!
Join us to help host this event and make our guests feel at home!

1st Shift | Event Setup Crew | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm- will set up decorations, tables, chairs, food stations, pick up food for the event etc

2nd Shift | Event Volunteer | 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm-will greet guests, attend the check-In table, food station attendant, servers, bartenders, bus tables, hand out bowls, and help with clean-up etc.

Saturday, February 25th- Truck Drivers
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, February 25th – Food Distributors, Traffic Marshalls & Translators
7:15 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 Elementary School- 3600 Commonwealth Ave
William Ramsay Rec. Center-5650 Sanger 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