Local Service Opportunities Database
Are you looking for a way to serve in the local community? TFCA has partnered with several local ministries serving the surrounding Falls Church and Washington, DC communities. The following link to spreadsheets with a variety of service opportunities with these ministries.
Great for small group or family activities!
Volunteer Opportunities Database (Northern Virginia) - click here for the full version of the spreadsheet
Ongoing service opportunities throughout northern Virginia with TFCA partner organizations.
Local Ministry Partners
A Friend loves at all times. This is the call of the Birthmothers ministry, which serves women and families who face an unplanned pregnancy. Birthmothers trains volunteer "Friends" to offer one-on-one emotional, spiritual and practical support for birth moms and birth dads. Visit the Birthmothers page here for more info.
The Catholic Diocese of Arlington Office of Migration and Refugee Services: Contact: http://www.arlingtonrefugeeservices.org/
Columbia Baptist Food Pantry: Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 12 noon Columbia Baptist, located less than a mile away from the church at 301 North Washington Street, provides prayer and a week of groceries to families in need. The church is in need of volunteers to help with a variety of things such as loading up food bags and hand out food to families. No skill required just a heart to do the work. For more information please contact Georgina Hall at email@example.com.
The Culmore Clinic - Baileys Crossroads Health Access Partnership
Read the following article about this ministry: http://www.catholicherald.com/local_news/detail.html?sub_id=13629
Falls Church Community Service Council
Delivering groceries to needy families in Falls Church: FCCSC volunteers pick up and deliver groceries to needy families in the Falls Church neighborhood. If you are interested in helping please contact Linda Rice Johnston at (703) 560-6288, (703) 536-5353, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Basket Ministry: Volunteers prepare and deliver Thanksgiving baskets for low income children and families who reside in local falls church area.
Contact: email@example.com or (703)-237-2562. Visit http://www.fcswecare.org/.
Falls Church Emergency Shelter
Open December-March. Prepare an evening meal for the residents or volunteer to be at the shelter for a weekend shift.
Contact: Janet Qualters at 703-573-9170.
Falls Church Housing Corporation
Gleaning: On Saturdays during the fall, volunteers go into the fields to glean fruits or vegetables that are being donated by a local orchard owner or farmer. Produce is gathered in bags and then distributed to area shelters, food banks, church food pantries, low-income neighborhoods, soup kitchens and public housing facilities for the elderly. All ages can assist is this opportunity to serve. Gleaning requires about two hours of work plus travel time to the orchard or farm. This program is sponsored through the Washington Area Gleaning Network (W.A.G.N.). If you are interested in helping to organize a trip, please contact Nar Taing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Falls Church JOBS! Ministry offers spiritual and practical guidance and support to all in career transition throughout the year. Visit our JOBS! Ministry page here for more info.
Volunteers provide compassion and ethical legal counsel at monthly immigration clinics for low-income immigrants and refugees in our community from around the world. Volunteers are needed once a month to meet with clients to conduct intake interviews. Spanish translators are especially welcome.
Contact: Executive Director, Rob Rutland-Brown at 703-979-1240 or email@example.com. Visit http://www.justneighbors.org.
The Lamb Center
Meals on Wheels: Once a month Fall Church Anglican volunteers pick up hot lunches and bag dinners at George Marshall High School in Falls Church and deliver them to Fall Church residents who are disabled or disadvantaged. This service takes about two hours. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Thursdays of every month TFCA's Seniors and Outreach ministries prepare and serve lunch to the homeless and working poor. @thefallschurch.org.) If you are unable to serve on Thursdays you can still volunteer Safe Haven to serve meals on Tuesdays.
Contact: Lori Geersen, email@example.com. Visit: http://www.fccfc.org/safe-haven.html
South East DC Partners Serve at the Southeast Whitehouse. Contact: http://sewhitehouse.org/index.asp