Volunteering

GHA Residents as Volunteers

Goodwin House Alexandria residents have a wealth of life experiences and share their talents generously within their own community. They lead and actively participate in many committees including Building Operations, Community Outreach, Dining Services, Finance, Fine Arts, Fitness, Green Team, Health Services, Resident Council, Spiritual Life, and many others.

In addition to their committee participation, residents give their time and talents in leading and assisting with religious programs, hosting community activities, volunteering for Hospice, Knitting for Kids, and much, much more.

GHA residents are also active in the broader Northern Virginia area. They give generously of their time and expertise to more than 25 churches and religious organizations, as well as local schools (tutoring, mentoring, teaching ESOL classes), hospitals, museums, art galleries, community free clinics, homeless shelters, various charities and non-profits, in addition to their participation in professional associations and clubs.

 
External Volunteers (non-Resident) at Goodwin House Alexandria

We welcome members from all over the DC metropolitan area to volunteer at Goodwin House Alexandria. Here are some ways external volunteers can participate in our community:

  • Share musical talents
  • Become a regular visitor for conversation and reading
  • Lecture on an area of expertise or lead a discussion group
  • Help residents with their laptops, iPads or smart phones
  • Play scrabble, board games and card games
  • Support staff with birthday parties or other social events

There are so many things to do here, let us help you find your spot!

Required Forms for External Volunteers

In order to volunteer at Goodwin House Alexandria, external (non-resident) volunteers are asked to please print and complete a Volunteer Application Form and a Volunteer Background Check Form. Once completed, they can be emailed to Jenny Wu at cwu@goodwinhouse.org or they can be dropped off at the GHA Front Desk.

For more information about volunteering at GHA, please send an email to Jenny Wu at cwu@goodwinhouse.org

Application Form

Background Check Form