The COVID-19 pandemic has paused many volunteer opportunities that previously supported APAH resident programming. Below, you will find the current volunteer opportunities – including several that may be done remotely – that have safety protocols in place and are still occurring.

For information about APAH’s current volunteer needs, contact Aseel Elborno. New volunteers will be required to complete a series of onboarding steps, including a criminal background check, prior to serving.

Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome Baskets for Queens Court Residents

249 families have started moving into APAH’s newest community – Queens Court. We need your help to say “welcome home!”. Groups and individuals  are asked to donate Welcome Baskets for these new neighbors – will you help us? We are looking for complete baskets to be donated, and for items to fit into the laundry […]

Essential Item Donations Needed and Accepted Starting March 7

APAH is pleased to partner with Arlington Presbyterian Church to provide a weekly distribution of essential needs. With the devastation of the pandemic still raging throughout our communities, our residents at APAH have been among those most impacted. Unemployment, high rates of COVID-19 infections, and multiple demands on families have left many needing assistance beyond […]

Grocery Distribution/AFAC

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) delivers groceries weekly to three of APAH’s Arlington rental communities, allowing for easier access to groceries for those residents who are unable to get to AFAC’s distribution center. The volunteer team assists with setting up the distribution area, tabling the groceries as they are delivered by AFAC, hosting the distribution, and breaking […]

Make Senior Activity Kits

Put together this super easy kit and drop it off at APAH headquarters: 4318 N Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington VA. Drop off times are Monday, Tuesday and Friday’s between 9am – 11am. Please include: large print word searches, easy crossword puzzles, adult coloring books with colored pencils and a sharpener.     

Distributions and Deliveries

Partner organizations, volunteers, and donors will often gift APAH with items to be distributed to many residents. These might include holiday gifts, activity kits for seniors or youth, or others. Help APAH distribute these kits to our residents either at pickup sites or door delivery. Interested? Fill out this volunteer interest form.

Miscellaneous and Sporadic Volunteer Opportunities

Occasionally, APAH will need help with a variety of short-term projects or one-time assistance. Examples are: sorting, bagging, and organizing supplies for a resident distribution, or stuffing envelopes for a mass mailing, or helping with some event logistics. These opportunities are sporadic but are very important to the continuity and success of services. Interested? Fill […]

Advocate for Affordable Housing

Engage in varying outreach activities and community education. Speak up on behalf of affordable housing and the needs of low-income citizens in community forums, such as meetings of PTAs, civic associations, county commissions and/or other groups. Provide feedback to APAH on views expressed in the community, both positive and negative, that could impact APAH’s mission, […]

Volunteer Impact Stories

A Passion for Place: Matt Birenbaum Shares Time, Talent, and Treasure

As a kid, Matt Birenbaum loved maps.  He was energized by seeing new places, travelling, and discovering new neighborhoods.  So perhaps it is not surprising that in college he got his degree in Urban Studies and discovered his love for real estate as a business. “By the time I graduated, I knew what I wanted […]

Volunteer Spotlight: A 20 Year Anniversary

Rita Bamberger joined APAH’s Board of Directors in 2000 and has never looked back. She has served as Secretary and as Board Chair, and today she not only serves as a Board member, but is also a donor, mentor, and cheerleader for APAH. So, how did it all begin and, 20 years later, what keeps […]

Finding New Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

On a hot summer day, diving into a good book in the shade or the cool of air conditioning may be the perfect way to pass time. With the community spaces at Arlington Mill Residences quiet this summer as families social distance and APAH’s popular volunteer-led, weekly read-aloud program for children paused, kids needed a […]