Welcome Nonpofit Organizations and Schools!

Volunteer Alexandria is commiteed to support your programs and services by promoting your volunteer needs and providing you with a volunter registration and tracking system. In addition, we provide workshops for volunteer engagement professionals and anyone working with volunteers on best practices and new trends.  

Furthermore, we offer you to participate in our annual Spring for Alexandria's Community Service Day on May 12 by submitting YOUR projects! CLICK HERE to submit your activities. Projects can range from painting, landscaping, setting up class rooms, sorting any donations, cleaning pools and play grounds, building vegetable/flower gardens and beds, creating cards, making sandwiches, etc. 

Interested in reaching out to businesses attending the 19th Annual Business Philanthropy Summit on April 27? Return completed form by April 7.

We also encourage you to nominate your volunteer stars - individual and businesses, who provide outstanding service to your organization. Nomination forms are available to your left. 
Taking the time to recognize your volunteers is important for several reasons. Integrating thoughful recognition in your program makes volunteers feel rewarded, valued and positive about your volunteer program. Recognition by and in front of peers, professional associates, friends and/or community neighbors is the most meaningful kind of recognition (Bruny, 1981). Meaningful recognition leads to increased satisfaction, which leads to increased volunteer retention. Volunteer Alexandria offers a venue for you to highlight your stars. 

Volunteer Recruitment and Tracking

Our database has numerous benefits to your agency:
  • No more spreadsheets needed! One database for all volunteers and all activities to keep track of your volunteers and hours
  • Online registration for volunteers
  • The system does the matching for you
  • Postings are customizable with additional links or attachments
  • Groups can easily sign up
  • Consolidated reporting features
  • Print check in sheets for volunteer opportunities
  • Our database is connected to national databases and to “All for Good” – additional recognition, and 
  • It is FREE for you

To get started using our database (HandsOn Connect national database of volunteer opportunities), check HERE if your organization is already registered.  If so, log into your account.  If not, create an account, and start posting volunteer opportunities. Volunteers in your area search for listings by keyword and zipcode. It is free and provides you with an opportunity to promote your needs!

Log in to the For Organizations page to update your profile and add or update volunteer listings. Use the "Forgot Password" link if you no longer have your login information.

If you are unsure whether or not you have access to your organizations page or if you are unsure if your organization has a page, please e-mail us and we will check our records. We recommend that your organization has only one active page. We do not have access to passwords, but can reset it for your e-mail if needed. 

For best results with your volunteer listing:

  • Keep opportunity listings updated
  • keep opportunity descriptions short and to-the-point - list 3 key skills and 3 key responsibilities
  • Update your organization's contact information and opportunity coordinator

Be sure to point out benefits and experience to be gained by the volunteer in this position, skills that a volunteer can contribute or learn as well as skills needed to fulfill the positon. Include information about the amount of time a volunteer can expect to spend - per week, per month &/or the duration of the opportunity.

For questions please email us at mail@volunteeralexandria.org