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Volunteer with ACTS

Our amazing volunteers help us live our mission.

We could not affect change in the ways that we do without our dedicated volunteers. Join us…and be the positive change you want to see in the world! We want to build upon your talents and your selflessly given time to support the important work we do in the community to assist the poor, homeless, and victims of personal violence. Last year, over 2,400 volunteers donated almost 32,000 hours of their time to ACTS

Personality traits that we look for in all volunteers: compassion, honesty, the desire to make a different, and a positive, can-do attitude!

There is an ongoing need for Volunteers in the following areas:

  • Adopt-A-Day Program– Volunteers provide premade breakfast, lunch or dinner and after-school snacks for children staying at the Beverly Warren Shelter.
  • Administration– Volunteers assist our offices with general administrative tasks.
  • Domestic Violence Services– Volunteers are provided training to assist with support groups or work in our children’s program.
  • Food Pantry– Volunteers sort and package items for families or pick up donations from local grocers.
  • Helpline- Volunteers are provided training to answer calls for our 24/7 helplines.
  • Sexual Assault Services- Volunteers are provided training to help with support groups or provide crisis support for victims at the hospital.

Volunteer FAQ

Can I complete my community service requirement at ACTS?

If you need to complete hours for a community service requirement follow these simple steps:

School Requirement:

Fill out the Individual Volunteer Application or Group Volunteer Application. and specify that you are completing service hours for school, include the number of hours you need to complete and the required date of completion. Once you have submitted the application, our Volunteer Coordinators will contact you to discuss your service requirements.

Court-Ordered Requirement:

Fill out the Individual Volunteer Application or Group Volunteer Application. and specify that you are completing court-ordered community service hours and include the number of hours you need to complete. Once you have submitted the application, we will contact you to discuss your service requirements.

Social Services/Other Community Requirements:

Fill out the Individual Volunteer Application or Group Volunteer Application. and specify for whom you are completing community service hours and include the number of hours you need to complete, and the required date of completion. Once you have submitted the application, we will contact you to discuss your service requirements.

Community Requirement Volunteers can receive written documentation of their hours from their volunteer station supervisor.

Can my child volunteer with ACTS?

We always encourage children to begin a lifelong love of volunteerism with ACTS. Although we have a limited number of volunteer opportunities for those under 12 years old, we strive to add more children's programs and are working in earnest to increase volunteer opportunities for school-aged children. Volunteers 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult throughout their service.

Our Thrift Store has teams of 12-15 year olds who volunteer as a group. After filling out their application, youngsters can speak to a Thrift Store manager or supervisor about joining a team. Events geared toward children and families will always be listed on the volunteer page of our website!!

ACTS encourages them to volunteer by coordinating drives or collections in their schools, neighborhoods, places of worship, etc. Consider putting together some essentials kits for the ACTS clients. For more information about these kits, contact Tamika Martin at 703-441-8606 ext. 212 or tmartin2@actspwc.org

How can I help during the holidays?

Operation Turkey is our big Thanksgiving project at the ACTS Food Pantry. To sign up for our biggest food give-away of the year, simply click this link to sign up for a slot!

As for the other holidays, we do not have specific volunteer opportunities, but would appreciate your support in the form of drives and collections.

Don't forget, our clients need your support all year round! Consider volunteering during our slower seasons as well.

What are some other ways I can get involved with ACTS?

Donate to ACTS

You can donate online,by mail, or donate a vehicle

Donate gently used clothing, furniture, appliances, household items and office equipment to our Thrift Store

Host a drive/collection

Host a clothing drive to benefit the ACTS Thrift Store. Please note: all clothing is sold as is; therefore, all gently used clothing donations must be clean and in good condition.

Organize a food drive to benefit the ACTS Food Pantry. We accept refrigerated and frozen items, produce, dairy, and non-perishables. Check out the food drive page for more information and ideas!

Using our essentials kits list as a guide, you can put together kits that would really benefit ACTS clients in our shelters and safe house.

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 74 Dumfries
VA 22026, US

Main Location
3900 ACTS Lane, Dumfries
VA 22026, US

Contact

tel. 703-441-8606
fax: 703-221-0662
e-mail: info@actspwc.us

Helpline (703) 368 4141

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