Volunteering at APAH

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Homework Club Volunteer

Volunteers needed for weekly Monday homework club at Columbia Hills Apartments. The homework club provides a supportive quiet place for kids to come to work on homework. It will include access to computers, calculators, school supplies, and volunteer assistance with school assignments. Mondays, 3:45-6:15. For full details about the program and volunteer requirements, contact Julie […]

Read Aloud Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for weekly Monday read aloud program at Arlington Mill Residences. Children ages 5- 12 gather weekly for an hour-long session where a volunteer team reads aloud and encourages children to engage in the stories and activities related to a weekly theme. Mondays, 5:45-7:15. For full details about the program and volunteer requirements, contact […]

Story Hour for Ages 0 – 7

APAH is looking for volunteers to sustain our weekly story hour for children ages 0 – 7. For full details about the program and volunteer position, please contact Julie Booth at jbooth@apah.org. Job: Each week, a group of volunteers will work with children ages 0-7 and their caregivers to do literacy focused activities, such as […]

Volunteer Photographers

APAH is always looking for talented photographers to help us capture programs and events throughout the year. If you are interested in adding your name to a list of volunteers for occasional, as-needed event photography, please contact Julie Booth.

Child Care Volunteers

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 […]

Spanish Speakers

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.

Occasional Grocery Distribution Help needed

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.  

Advocate for Affordable Housing

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Delivering Groceries and Sharing Stories

Tom found APAH’s volunteer service through our partnership with  RSVP Northern Virginia, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (if you are age 55 and over and want to volunteer in Northern VA, check them out here). He was first attracted to the volunteer opportunities we were posting through the program, so […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Finding New Ways to Have an Impact

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 and Carol: Connecting to the Community Through Volunteer Service

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, […]

National Volunteer Week 2019: April 7 to 13

“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. […]

Celebrating Community Support of K-12 Students in Arlington

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 […]

Volunteers Make it Happen: Baseball, Team Spirit, and Summer Fun!

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 […]