Volunteers play an integral role as we work to achieve our vision of an inclusive, caring, and economically diverse community. We invite you to join us in this important work that is helping both our residents and the community at large to thrive.
“I always told myself I would volunteer when I magically had all this free time to dedicate to a cause. One day, I realized that this free chunk of time was never going to appear and I should begin small with volunteering. And then naturally, the other things that weren’t meaningful on my schedule would adjust or fall off to make room for what really counts.”
– New APAH Volunteer Rachel Helferd
Thank you for your interest in APAH’s 2019 – 2020 backpack donation program. Each year we reach out to the community to ask for filled backpacks for APS students who call an APAH rental community home. Each year, generous donors like you respond to help us meet the need. From kindergarten through 12th grade, students […]
APAH is seeking volunteers to provide and maintain safe, supervised spaces for children while their parents attend onsite groups or meetings scheduled at various times throughout the year. Parent activities generally occur on weekday evenings and occasionally during the day. Qualifications No specific skills or experience needed, though we appreciate experience with children. Must be at least […]
APAH is looking for volunteers to support our new toddler storytime. For full details about the program and volunteer position, please contact Julie Booth at email@example.com. Job: Each week, a group of volunteers will work with children ages 0-5 and their caregivers to do literacy focused activities, such as you find at a library story hour. This […]
We welcome volunteer assistance from individuals who are Spanish-language speakers to support sharing and receiving of important information. Dates, times, locations, and need varies.
Job: Occasional substitute daytime grocery distribution. Date: Tuesdays or Thursdays, as needed. Will be filling in for regular volunteers who are absent, or lending additional hands as needed on a given week. Volunteer Shift Time: 3:00 – 5:30 pm. Location: Varies.
APAH provides leadership and expertise to advocate for policies and programs that serve the needs of our lower income neighbors. We collaborate with civic associations, local businesses, the faith community, and service providers to shape housing, land use, and social service policies that help all our neighbors thrive. Most of all, we work with our […]
Volunteer Impact Stories
Diane may be retired, but she is far from being finished engaging in meaningful work. Diane, Theater Arts Teacher Diane is new to Arlington, having moved to the area last fall after living most of her adult life in Houston, Texas. She recently retired from 22 years of teaching middle school theater arts (drama and […]
Ruth Ruth started volunteering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) in 2012 at its main distribution center in the Shirlington area. She had been serving there for two years when she learned about the need for volunteers at one of AFAC’s weekly community distribution sites, The Marbella Apartments, an APAH community. Five years later, […]
“Volunteerism is currency that appreciates.” -Susan J. Ellis National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. Each year, this week of recognition is an opportunity for organizations to honor volunteers and recognize the irreplaceable impact of the time and energy they share all year round. Every day, volunteers support APAH and help us further our mission. […]
Individuals, neighbors, faith communities, and businesses in Arlington and across the DC metro region, once again came together to support Arlington students and their families. Some of the most inspiring giving stories include: The local brothers who hosted a lemonade stand to raise money to fill several backpacks for APAH and, in addition, held a […]
A young man with a passion for baseball brings the game, the equipment, team spirit, and bubble blowing contests into the lives of kids who call an APAH Community home. Several months ago, a young man learned about APAH through his exploration as a real estate investment professional. He first contacted our real estate development […]
When you bring together a volunteer with time, a big heart, and mad math skills and a student in need of academic assistance, great things can happen! There’s nothing worse than watching your child struggle in school, but that’s exactly what Afaf experienced with her son Elmahdi at the beginning of this school year. For […]