Volunteer at the FEC at South County


Britepaths is the lead non-profit partner managing the Financial Empowerment Center at South County through a grant from the United Way of the National Capital Area and Fairfax County's Neighborhood and Community Services. Read More 

Our staff at the FEC at South County cannot do it alone! We need the support of volunteers and community partners to provide vital services to our clients that will help them pursue financial self-sufficiency, personal finance goals and better career opportunities. Below are some of our on-going volunteer needs.

The FEC at South County is located at: 8350 Richmond Hwy, Ste 125 Alexandria, VA 22309
Office Hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm

Please contact FEC Manager Dawn Sykes at dsykes@britepaths.org or 703.704.6101 to volunteer or learn more.


Financial Coaches

Britepaths is seeking volunteer Financial Coaches who will help adult individuals tackle a pressing financial problem. Volunteers will provide a one-time, one-on-one, 45-minute session to help clients examine their immediate financial situation, review client’s credit report, and help them create a course of action to address concerns. Daytime, evening and Saturday shifts available. There are sometimes opportunities to provide on-going counseling with the same client. Britepaths and FEC staff partner to offer regular Financial Literacy Volunteer Training Sessions. CLICK HERE to learn more about upcoming training sessions. CLICK HERE to learn more about the FEC Coaching requirements.


Office Assistants

The Financial Empowerment Center is seeking a few self-motivated community members with good organizational skills and ability to volunteer on weekdays to serve as Volunteer Office Assistants. Main duties will consist of data entry, answering phones and miscellaneous administrative projects at the FEC, supporting the organization’s mission of providing financial education services to individuals and families. Contact Dawn Sykes, FEC Manager, at 703.704.6101 or dsykes@britepaths.org.


Flexible/Group Volunteer Project: Community Ambassador

Under the supervision of the Manager of the FEC at South County, serve as volunteer community ambassador for the FEC. These volunteers will distribute information about the FEC to community members through community events, Farmers Markets, school events, area canvassing  and other events. CLICK HERE for flyer/more information. Contact Dawn Sykes, FEC Manager, at 703.704.6101 or dsykes@britepaths.org.