Needs from: Loudoun Cares

Volunteer: Veteran Team Volunteer for Service Dog Group

Veterans Moving Forward (VMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran, is looking for Veteran Team volunteers to support efforts to provide fully trained service dogs to veterans.

Enjoy being around dogs? Want to make the difference in the life of a US military veteran? 

If you are a veteran, or have experience working with veterans, and have strong interpersonal and communications skills, we would love to welcome you onto our volunteer team.  Our veteran team volunteers work with VMF’s Veteran Coordinator in reviewing and processing veteran applications for a service dog, communicating with veteran applicants, coordinating veteran applicants’ visits to VMF, and conducting follow-up communications with veterans who have received a VMF service dog.

Agency: Veterans Moving Forward VMF
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 20166
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Outreach and Fundraising Coordinators for Service Dog Group

Veterans Moving Forward (VMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran, is looking for Outreach and Fundraising Coordinators to assist our Fundraising and Development Team.

Enjoy being around dogs? Want to make the difference in the life of a US military veteran? We are seeking friendly, outgoing and personable volunteers to help with our ongoing public outreach events, and experienced fundraisers to help with our fundraising program and initiatives.

Agency: Veterans Moving Forward VMF
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 20166
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Puppy Raiser or Puppy Sitter for Service Dog Group

Have a direct impact on the life of a veteran.  Enjoy working with dogs and want to improve the life of a veteran?  Consider being a Volunteer Puppy Raiser or Puppy Sitter.

Volunteer Puppy Raisers and Puppy Sitters are needed! Helping to raise puppies for VMF will enable us to provide service dogs to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran.

VMF Puppy Raiser
Puppy raisers receive a VMF Service Dog in Training (SDIT) at 8 weeks of age and incorporate the puppy as part of their family which involves teaching good social skills and manners. Puppy raisers are required to attend weekly training classes until 6 months of age then biweekly classes until the SDiT is placed with a Veteran. Periodic assessments with VMF staff are also required. The SDiT is placed with their Veteran partner at approximately 20 months of age. More information about our training can be found on our website.

VMF Puppy Sitter
Puppy sitters offer the VMF puppy the opportunity to experience different home environments and surroundings that they may encounter as a service dog. The puppy sitter is an individual who cares for the VMF puppy short-term -- single day, weekend, full week -- on an as-needed basis. The puppy sitter is contacted when a need arises and is given the opportunity to take the puppy sit. Attending VMF training classes and outings while at the puppy sitter’s home is required.

How to Apply
If you are interested in becoming a VMF puppy raiser or puppy sitter please visit our website or contact us at admin@vetsfwd.org

Agency: Veterans Moving Forward VMF
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 20166
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Marketing and Communication Content Writers for Service Dog Group

Veterans Moving Forward (VMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran, is looking for Marketing and Communication Content Writers to assist our Marketing & Communications Team.

If you are skilled in writing, editing, and publishing; willing to learn about VMF and how we operate, and write about it, we would welcome your time and talent. Content writers develop content for news releases, VMF’s newsletter, VMF marketing materials, and other public facing media communications.

Agency: Veterans Moving Forward VMF
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 20166
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Event Planners & Coordinators for Service Dog Group

Veterans Moving Forward (VMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran, is looking for Event Planners and Coordinators. If you are skilled and experienced in event planning and coordination and have strong interpersonal and communications skills, we would love to welcome you to our volunteer team. Event Planners/Coordinators are responsible for event planning and coordination, communicating and working with event site personnel and staff, coordinating with VMF's social media POCs, and working with VMF personnel.

Agency: Veterans Moving Forward VMF
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 20166
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Canine Team Volunteer for Service Dog Group

Veterans Moving Forward (VMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran, is looking for Canine Team Volunteers. In addition to puppy raiser and puppy sitter volunteers, we need volunteers to assist in canine logistics and training support at VMF's Training Center in Dulles, Virginia.

Our Canine Therapy Services Program consists of Therapy Dog teams that work alongside professional therapists to provide motivational, educational, recreational and therapeutic benefits to enhance the quality of life for local-area veterans in recovery and rehabilitation, or those who are seriously ill or confined.

Interested in volunteering with VMF?  Download and complete our Volunteer application, and submit to admin@vetsfwd.org.

Agency: Veterans Moving Forward VMF
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 20166
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: CMCB Open Application Notification

Claude Moore Community Builders program is open to high school students grades 10th - 12th.  It is ten month program that runs from June to March each year.  Applications for the Class of 2019 will open in March 2018.  If you would like to be notified when applications open this next March please click "Respond" below. Click here to learn more about the CMCB or visit our websites LoudounCares.org to learn about all our programs. 

 

Agency: Loudoun Cares
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/16/2018
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 20178
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Database support

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties is undertaking a software conversion.  We need a volunteer willing to spend an estimated 20-40 hours to input data about our grants and grantees since 1999 into excel spreadsheets.  We need this volunteer to work in our offices during a time when a computer is available, however, a volunteer with a laptop could also support this effort.

 

If additional time and duties are of interest, we could potentially build additional duties around this beginning volunteer need.

Agency: Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 20176
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Quarantine cat care provider

Fancy Cats Rescue Team has a quarantine facility at a private residence in Fairfax.  This quarantine houses 30 cats who are there waiting for room at a foster home, an Adoption Center, sick, or very hard to adopt.  Many of these cats require special handling and are not very friendly to people.  We must have someone who is extremely well versed in cat care and knows how to handle difficult cats.  We will discuss the possibility of this being a paid position.  

Agency: Fancy Cats Rescue Team
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 22033
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Coach with Girls on the Run of NOVA - Role Models Needed!

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of girls in your community? Volunteer to Coach with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia this Fall!

Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade that creatively integrates running. The 10 week curriculum-based program helps girls build skills to be strong, confident, and healthy. As a coach, you'll be trained to coach small teams in practice twice a week. You'll help coach your girls learn valuable lessons while also building their strength to run a 5K at the end of the season.

Coaching a Girls on the Run team is one of the most rewarding ways to get involved with GOTR NOVA. Coaching provides a first-hand experience of the program and a sense of accomplishment, knowing that you have made a difference in the lives of the girls on your team.

We have program sites at over 100 schools and community centers in Northern Virginia - so we can certainly find a location that works for you to volunteer!

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact Nicole Harrison at nharrison@gotrnova.org.

To register as a coach for the Fall 2017 season, complete the application here: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/new-coach-fall-2017

You can also sign up to receive more information on our website:http:gotrnova.org/volunteers#volunteer-opportunities.

Agency: Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 12/10/2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 20105
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Loudoun County Outreach Coordinator - Stipend Volunteer!

The Girls on the Run of NOVA (GOTR NOVA) Loudoun County Outreach Coordinator (LCOC) supports the recruitment of new GOTR and Heart & Sole (H&S) programs at elementary schools, middle schools, and community-based sites throughout Loudoun County, Virginia. The LCOC will be supported by the Program Associate to ensure the quality of programming and retention of current Loudoun County program sites.  

The ideal candidate for this volunteer position is extremely organized, has experience successfully managing external relationships, and displays situational versatility. This position requires significant local travel within Loudoun County and some evenings and weekends to represent GOTR NOVA at various events.

This is a 10-month stipended volunteer position. Most activity will be conducted remotely.

Areas of Focus:

New Site Outreach

Implement a 6- to 12-month outreach and recruitment plan for new sites throughout Loudoun County Research potential new program sites and meet with representatives from those sites Attend tabling events and other recruitment events in Loudoun County to share information about GOTR NOVA 
 Communicate with schools, community centers, and other potential program sites to establish new program sites 



Communications and Operations

Maintain ongoing, effective communication with coaches and site liaisons at Loudoun County program sites and support them as needed throughout the program season, particularly with new sites 
 Support compliance with local policies (school and municipal) that affect the program teams 
 Prepare for and help implement seasonal coach logistics and logistics for pre-season supply pick-up, as needed Support Loudoun County coaches and program participants by conducting site visits Maintain regular contact  with the Program Associate

Desired Qualifications

Working knowledge of Loudoun County, VA in regards to its geographic, educational, cultural, and professional components as well as its needs Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills Must be well organized, self-directed and a team player 
 Experience working with Google Applications and Microsoft Office Suite Must be able to travel throughout assigned area and possess own car and a valid driver's license Be able to work a flexible schedule which includes some evenings and weekends 
 Passion for the mission of Girls on the Run of NOVA 


 

Benefits: 
 

$100 monthly stipend Free CPR/First Aid certification, if not already certified Flexible schedule (around 10-15 hours of work expected per month) Work remotely

To Apply:

Please email a resume to Theresa Fitzpatrick (tfitzpatrick@gotrnova.org) with subject heading “Loudoun County Outreach Coordinator” by Tuesday, July 11, 2017. No phone calls, please. 


Agency: Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 12/22/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 20147
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Outreach Support

The Community Foundation is actively promoting a community service campaign called Faces of Loudoun.  We need help getting 200 posters in stores, bulletin boards, etc around the community to help raise awarness.

Agency: Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 20178
Allow Groups: No