Volunteer Opportunities

BecomeVolunteerThere are many meaningful ways to volunteer at Hopkins House:  Reading with preschool children, tutoring teens and adults, organizing and chaperoning on local trips, cleaning toys, painting walls, planting flowers, or serving on committees.

You can volunteer as an individual or part of an employee, faith mission, school group, or club.  The hours and locations are flexible and can be arranged to accommodate your schedule and interest.
Though not applicable to all volunteers, Virginia regulations may require that persons working with children must be at least 14 years of age, submit to a criminal background check and a central registry release of information, and undergo a tuberculosis test. Again, this requirement does not apply to most volunteers at Hopkins House.
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ReadThe Volunteer Readers Club is for individuals who want to share a book weekly with the "young scholars", ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, enrolled in the Hopkins House Preschool Academy. Volunteers are needed for our preschool academies in the Town of Herndon, City of Alexandria, and southeast Fairfax County. Participation in the Club is free and open to the public. No special skills are needed, just a love of reading and children.
Click here for more information and to become a member of the Volunteer Readers Club: CLUB.


CommitteeHelp organize special events, assess programs, develop budgets, and other meaningful activities by serving on a Hopkins House committee.  Meetings are held monthly, on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm.

BUDGET & PERSONNEL POLICY COMMITTEE: Oversees the fiscal affairs and investments, personnel policies and practices, and facilities and capital projects of the Organization; coordinates financial and management audits; and, in consultation with the President, prepares the Organization’s annual budget.
PROGRAMS & ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE: Oversees the Organization’s programs and services, including research and education institutes, program development, program assessments, outreach and public education, and operational strategies; and, conducts public policy analysis and development, education of electoral candidates, legislators and policy makers, and public awareness activities on issues related to best practices in Early Care and Education.
SCHOLARSHIPS & RECOGNITIONS COMMITTEE: Oversees the Organization’s preschool scholarships, Dunstan College Loans, and Alexander Memorial Gift financial assistance programs; nominates recipients of Trustee awards and honors; and, oversees staff appreciation programs. 



Volunteer1Hopkins House needs volunteers in a variety of other ways:

TUTORS - To tutor Spanish and music to preschoolers. Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, mornings.

SPEAKERS - To speak to groups of parents on a range of topics, including family budgeting, homeownership, parenting, banking, and leadership. Volunteer opportunities available, week day evenings.

MAIL STUFFERS - To help stuff envelopes for direct mail appeals to donors. Volunteer opportunities available daily.

CLASSROOM AIDES - To help serve breakfast and lunch and perform arts & crafts with preschoolers.