The first steps toward becoming a SCAN volunteer are to complete the SCAN VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM HERE and to attend a volunteer orientation.
Upcoming volunteer orientations will be held at the SCAN office 205 S. Whiting Street, Suite 205, Alexandria, VA 22304, on:
- Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 12:30 PM
- Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – 12:30 PM
- Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – 12:30 PM
- Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 12:30 PM
- Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – 12:30 PM
- Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – 12:30 PM
Attendance at an orientation is required before volunteering with SCAN.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Volunteer:
The Alexandria/Arlington CASA Program recruits volunteers twice a year for fall and spring training classes.Bilingual, Hispanic Volunteers and African American Volunteers are greatly needed. Learn More about the CASA Program.Parent Education ProgramParent Support Group Facilitator: Educational Parent Support Groups are facilitated by trained professionals who volunteer to work with a group of parents for at least one year. Parents share the leadership role with the facilitator who guides the group and acts as a resource to link the parents with other community services. Meetings are held weekly for 1 ½ to 2 hours. SCAN is seeking both English speaking and Spanish speaking facilitators.Childcare Volunteer at Parent Support Groups: SCAN provides various daytime and evening classes and workshops for parents throughout the year. SCAN is seeking volunteers to provide childcare during these various events.
> Learn more about being a Childcare Volunteer at Parent Support Groups
Baby Boxes: SCAN distributes Baby Boxes Tuesdays and Fridays between 10 AM and 3 PM. Volunteering to assemble boxes and distribute Baby Boxes to new parents and grandparents while sharing about safe sleep environments is a rewarding experience.Translations: Another fantastic remote opportunity! All of our fact sheets are published in English and Spanish, and we can always use volunteers who are willing to take a document and translate it into another language.Other OpportunitiesSpecial Event Volunteers: SCAN seeks Fundraising Volunteers to assist with the coordination of special events, solicitation of local businesses for donations of silent auction items, preparation and organization of materials related to fundraising, and/or planning around solicitations of local businesses. Actual volunteer tasks will vary according to the volunteer’s experience, contacts, and comfort level. Fundraising volunteers are provided with training, support, and materials. There are opportunities to assist in all stages of fundraising projects, including: coordinating an event, graphic design of promotional materials, assistance with mass mailings, follow up calls to local businesses, or meetings with local business leaders. Commitment can range from several hours a week for a limited number of weeks leading up to an event or a few hours a month long-term.Volunteer with your Group: Your community service, church, civic or just a group of your friends can volunteer together to help SCAN, either through a one-time activity or by planning a benefit for SCAN. Some one-time activities include helping SCAN with one of the family meals before parenting classes – anything from buying groceries to cooking and eating with the families. Other one-time activities could include planting a pinwheel garden to raise awareness or a few people could help our childcare volunteers one evening at our support groups or parenting classes. You could also plan a benefit, like a concert or fashion show, and donate the proceeds to SCAN. If you want to plan a benefit, but aren’t sure what – how about organizing a Dining for Dollars event at a local restaurant? (We have a whole list of them who have offered!)Technical Support Volunteer: SCAN is seeking volunteers to assist in website design, maintenance, database maintenance and general office support.
- For more information on volunteer opportunities, email SCAN at firstname.lastname@example.org or call SCAN at (703) 820-9001.
> Learn more about being a Meal Logistics Volunteer
> Learn more about being a Childcare Volunteer at Parenting Classes