Arlington County is considering whether outsourcing the Volunteer Arlington program (now housed in the County’s Department of Human Services) would lead to more volunteer activity throughout the community. Regardless of any change in delivery, the County's goal is to ensure that all residents and workers - no matter their background, age or socioeconomic status - have access to reliable avenues that lead to volunteer opportunities in Arlington's nonprofit and public sectors. The County Manager has appointed an Advisory Task Force to make recommendations to help shape the future direction of volunteer services in our community.
An important step is to gather input from stakeholders to ensure concerns and aspirations are reflected in alternatives considered and to incorporate advice and recommendations from the broader community into the decisions. Please complete our short survey on volunteer services and needs in Arlington. Your feedback will help determine the future of volunteer services in the County.
The Volunteer Arlington Advisory Task Force will review survey results as well as information gathered from community meetings to recommend changes to the current Volunteer Arlington program. The Task Force will analyze and catalog current volunteer services, examine strategic enhancements that may be needed in the next few years, and make a recommendation on whether or not to outsource the Volunteer Arlington program. The current Volunteer Arlington program has several core services: an online volunteer matching function connecting residents with volunteer opportunities in nonprofit and public agencies, and promotion, training, and celebrating volunteerism.