Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Service Day is part of Spring for Alexandria and will be held on May 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is a fundraiser and a day of volunteering in the City of Alexandria. Volunteers commit their energies to community service projects such as painting rooms or fences, cleaning up playgrounds, landscaping, sorting clothes or food, or painting murals. Volunteers are encouraged to ask their friends, co-workers, and families to sponsor them in this fundraiser. The funds raised help Volunteer Alexandria to support the community 365 days a year.
We encourage you to submit any and all projects, one project idea on each form. Please understand that those requiring highly skilled labor will be accepted only if we are able to find a qualified team to do the work. These projects must be completed at a non-profit or City Agency site (private business or individuals are not eligible). Projects must be able to accommodate a minimum of 10 volunteers. Each Job Site must have the right tools to do the job, parking, snacks, water, a first aid kit, safety equipment, restrooms, and trash receptacles. Projects must be planned to start & finish on time and a supervisor from your organization must be present to direct the project for its duration. Ideal projects are those that will significantly benefit your organization and involve hands-on service. Scale can be grand or modest. If you have a large project, we might send more than one team to your site. We anticipate a volunteer workforce of up to 700 volunteers; so do not be shy in making your request for support.
After this form has been received we will determine if we will be able to implement the project on May 3rd or if it is more appropriate for a longer-term volunteer recruitment effort. But we cannot consider your project if we do not have this form completed; please submit by March 25, 2013.
After Volunteer Alexandria and your organization agree to partner for this event, you will be assigned a Project Leader. Your Project Leader will contact you to set up a site visit to go over the project in more detail. Thank you for your consideration of being part of Spring for Alexandria 2013!