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.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

March 30th – Food Distributors, Traffic Marshals, and Translators
Help distribute fresh produce, chicken, eggs, and bread to our Alexandria neighbors in need at these outdoor food distributions.
Children ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Spanish, Dari, and Pashto language skills needed.

7:15 am – 11:30 am
Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 West Reed Ave)
William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

March 30th – Truck Drivers at ALIVE! Food Distribution
Must be age 21 and older to participate and have a valid driver’s license.
6:30 am – 11:30 am
Meeting at 801 South Payne St

March 29th – Set Up Team
Unload food and materials from the ALIVE! delivery trucks and help get the space organized for the Saturday morning distribution.
Children ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 West Reed Ave)
William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

March 29th – Set Up Delivery Drivers
Pickup an ALIVE! truck on Friday night and drive food and materials to the distribution site.
Volunteers who sign up to drive the ALIVE! truck must be at least 21 years old, must have a valid Driver’s License, and provide proof insurance. A Commercial Driver’s License is not required.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ALIVE! Warehouse (801 South Payne St)

ALIVE! Grocery Home Delivery Drivers Needed (Wednesdays in March)
Volunteers are needed to deliver groceries to clients who are unable to visit ALIVE!’s food distributions. Bags of grocery items can be picked up at ALIVE!’s warehouse in Old Town. Use of personal vehicle is required and ability to lift bags weighing up to 15 pounds.

Home Delivery Drivers
Meeting at 801 S. Payne St
3/6 12pm – 2:30pm
3/13 12pm – 2:30pm
3/20 12pm – 2:30pm
3/27 12pm – 2:30pm
To register please contact volunteermg@alive-inc.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

West End Food Hub Assistant (Most Needed)
Assist clients by greeting, registering, and introducing them to the food selection process, translating as well as organizing groceries and light cleaning. We are especially looking for people who are flexible, comfortable working with and serving others, speak languages other than English, and are excited about helping people find food and other resources.
Children ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesdays – Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm | 11 am – 2 pm | 2 pm – 4 pm | 4 pm – 6 pm | 5 pm – 6 pm
Saturdays 9:45 am – 2 pm
Meeting at 510-F S. Van Dorn Street

Del Ray Food Hub Assistant
Assist clients by greeting, registering, and introducing them to the food selection process, translating as well as organizing groceries and light cleaning. We are especially looking for people who are flexible, comfortable working with and serving others, speak languages other than English, and are excited about helping people find food and other resources.
Children ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesdays – Thursdays 11 am – 12 pm | 12 pm – 2:30 pm | 2 pm – 4:30 pm | 4:30 pm – 6 pm | 5 pm – 6 pm
Saturdays 9:45 am – 2 pm
Meeting at 2601 Mt. Vernon Avenue

Furniture Program Volunteers (High Priority)
ALIVE! will provide a list of addresses where donated items are scheduled for pickup, a list of addresses for families scheduled to receive donated items, and an ALIVE! truck with a driver. Sign up to help load and unload the furniture truck on an upcoming Saturday morning.
Children ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm
Meeting at 801 South Payne Street

ALIVE! Delivery Drivers and Navigators
Sign up to help drive an ALIVE! box truck to one of our upcoming food distribution events. Must be 21 years old or older with a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. A commercial license is not required.

Also, if you’d like to assist the driver with directions, unloading the truck, and communication to site leads consider signing up as a Navigator and assist the driver on deliveries. Must be 18 years old or older. Contact volunteermg@alive-inc.org

Shelf Stable Food Packing- Groups of 5 or more volunteers
Pack bags of canned food items for our upcoming distribution events at ALIVE!’s indoor warehouse.
Children ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays – Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm | 1 pm – 3 pm
Meeting at 116 S. Quaker Lane
Scheduling varies as needed. Contact volunteermg@alive-inc.org to inquire about the next shift.

Host a Food Drive
Help address hunger and host a food drive. Get involved and donate items. Contact info@alive-inc.org for more information.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Sign up in advance and arrive on time.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Follow current CDC guidelines. Read the ALIVE! COVID Safety Guidelines.
  • For community service hours, contact the ALIVE! Volunteer Manager in advance.

Age Requirements

  • Adults accompanying minors must sign a waiver for each minor. Parents with children ages 12 and under should contact the ALIVE! Volunteer Manager before participating in any ALIVE! volunteer activities.
  • Minors ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of volunteer activities at the food warehouse and food distribution sites.

Contact Us

For more information, contact the ALIVE! Volunteer Manager at volunteermg@alive-inc.org.