Back-To-School Backpack Coordinator – Volunteer Position

Britepaths is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Northern Virginia residents meet their basic quality of life needs through food and financial assistance and financial and workforce mentoring programs.

We are seeking a positive volunteer to assist with our Back-to-School program and special development projects as they arise. The Back-to-School Backpack Coordinator will work closely with our Outreach Manager to oversee our Back-to-School donation sites. This position is temporary, ending around the third week in August. The Back-to-School Backpack Coordinator will work in a hybrid model, with opportunities to work virtually and in the Fairfax office as needed. The work schedule is flexible, but core hours are 10 am to 2 pm, Monday – Friday. 

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for this position. Ideal candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be self-motivated and innovative, have excellent organizational and planning skills, and collaborate easily with diverse groups. Good home internet connection and a vehicle capable of carrying moving boxes are also a must for this position.

Responsibilities may include:

  1. Driving to multiple locations to pick up and deliver new backpacks
  2. Communicating with trusted partners to track progress
  3. Sorting donated backpacks to fulfill school requests
  4. Delivering backpack donations to schools 

If you are interested in becoming a Back-To-School Backpack Coordinator or learning more, contact Sidney Arrington at or 703.273.8829.