Volunteer

We love our volunteers! In fact, we couldn't do everything we do for our neighbors in need without you.

In 2018, 934 volunteers gave 10,410 hours of their time to support our work, and there is still much more to be done! There are many ways to volunteer with us in both short-term and long-term capacities. Below are some suggestions and immediate needs, but we welcome community members to share their expertise with us or propose projects they would like to undertake to help our families. Please note that in many cases, we conduct a brief and routine background check before volunteers begin working for us.

  • Volunteer Inquiries: Please contact 703.273.8829 or jwalton@britepaths.org with questions about volunteering for Britepaths.
  • Volunteer Application: For most of our volunteer opportunities, please fill out and return our
    General Volunteer Application Form (MS Word) (PDF) to info@britepaths.org or fax to 703.273.7131. 
    Financial Literacy Volunteers: CLICK HERE for forms and information.
    Network Up Mentors: CLICK HERE for form and information.
  • Youth Opportunities: Many youth-friendly opportunities are noted below. CLICK HERE to view our Youth Volunteer Opportunities page for suggestions.

Current Opportunities

Get Email Updates! Our monthly e-Pathfinder lists current opportunities and other Britepaths news. CLICK HERE to sign up. 

NOTE: We've MOVED! As of October 1, 2018, Britepaths is now located at: 3959 Pender Dr., Ste. 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. CLICK HERE for info.

  • Back to School Mailing. June 14th from 10 am to 2 pm at our office. Please sign up here: Mailing Sign Up
  • Pantry Inventory and Weighing. June 21 from 10 am to 2 pm at our office. Please sign up here: Pantry Weighing Signup
  • Stuff the Bus Food Drive will be held on Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Fairfax at 11181 Lee Hwy in Fairfax City. Please come out and help us stuff the Fastran Bus to help us do more for our families! Volunteers Needed! Sign Up Here: Stuff the Bus Signup
  • Run a Backpack Drive. Britepaths will collect funds, backpacks and calculators from July 1-Aug. 16 to assist FCPS students in need. Running a backpack drive is a great way to help. Contact Joanne Walton at jwalton@britepaths.org to learn more. See our Back to School page.
  • Flyer Distribution. We need our flyers and posters put up in the Community to publicize our Back to school Program AND our Financial Literacy classes and clinics. You will need to pick up the flyers from our office. If you have an hour or two to spare, please sign up here: Back to School Flyers and Financial Literacy Flyers (Youth Friendly)
  • Financial Literacy Volunteers, Greatest need is for volunteer Financial Mentors and Coaches for Adults. Instructors and Financial Counselors also welcome. Learn More. Email crogers@britepaths.org if you're interested in becoming a mentor.
  • Volunteer Needs at the Financial Empowerment Center in Alexandria: Financial Coaches, Office Assistants, Community Ambassadors
  • Run a Food Bridge Donation Drive (Youth and Group Friendly)
  • Food Collection and Delivery Groups (Group Project Only)

On-Going/Long-Term Opportunities

Volunteer Grants
Does your company offer "Volunteer Grants"? Volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollars for Doers” programs, are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Through these programs, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

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