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Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Online Volunteer Connection Cost Anything?
The Online Volunteer Connection is a completely free service for both volunteers and organizations that utilize volunteers.

What Are All These Tabs?
It may look tedious, but completing the fields in each tab of your account allows interested volunteers to serach for your opportunities using a variety of criteria. The Organization tab provides interested volunteers with background about your programs and services: your mission, structure and history. The Opportunity tab allows you to provide very specific descriptions of volunteer opportunities. Visit the Online Volunteer Connection Tips & FAQs for best practices when creating and updating your organization's Online Volunteer Connection account.

How Does The Online Volunteer Connection Work?
It's simple. Someone is interested in volunteering. They reach out to us and we direct them to the Online Volunteer Connection, where they can search for specific opportunities based on where they want to volunteer, what social issues interest them, what skills they can apply and what time constraints they have. The Online Volunteer Connection immediately returns a list of the volunteer opportunities that match their cirteria. The interested volunteer can then review the descriptions of each opportunity and follow up directly with the person listed as . The volunteer has all the information to contact your agency and from there it's up to them to call and up to you to answer.

What Sort of Volunteers Will I Get?
Volunteers come to the Online Volunteer Connection from every walk of life. You will find high school students, college students, professionals in various fields, retired people, families and corporate executives.

How Can I Promote Local Volunteering?
There are a number of ways you can help. Mention Volunteer Arlington and the Online Volunteer Connection to your friends at other nonprofits and government agencies. The more organizations create accounts and promote their needs, the more volunteers we can attract!



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The inclusion of any organization or person in this database does not constitute a representation, warranty, or endorsement with respect to the competence, suitability, or reliability of such organization or person by Volunteer Arlington; nor does Volunteer Arlington sponsor or endorse any third-party web site. Legal Notices

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Arlington, Virginia 22204
Tel: 703-228-1760
TTY: 703-228-1398
Fax: 703-228-1013

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