The Loudoun County government encourages citizens to connect with their community by being actively involved in community groups, nonprofits and volunteer activities. Learn more about:
Make the connection to serve through Loudoun Cares’ online Volunteer Center
. Organizations and individuals should register in preparation for severe winter weather
and other emergency events. The Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center provides an online tool that helps connect nonprofit and community organizations in Loudoun County with volunteers and resources. For example, homeowners associations can create profiles and post volunteer needs. The Volunteer Center connects residents who have previously signed up to the volunteer opportunities that are posted by the HOAs and are alerted when needs arise. For assistance creating your profile, contact Loudoun Cares.
How Do You Get Started?
1. Create a profile before a winter weather event occurs. Groups, such as nonprofits, HOAs, faith communities, and others, should identify a person to act as the "Agency Manager," who can create a profile now to prepare for winter weather or another emergency event where volunteers are needed.
2. Once the profile is created, Loudoun Cares will provide more information and training about how to use the tool and post a need for volunteers. Groups can then invite members of their communities or neighborhoods to sign up to volunteer.
Individuals can create a profile and become a “fan” of any group that they would like to follow. By becoming a fan of a group, volunteers will receive notifications when the group posts opportunities to serve.
Loudoun Cares Information & Referral Helpline
Loudoun Cares also operates an Information & Referral Helpline at 703-669-INFO (4636). The helpline offers free and confidential assistance to Loudoun residents who have questions or issues related to health and human service needs. The helpline connects callers with the agencies and programs that can best assist with callers’ specific needs.
Loudoun Parks, Recreation & Community Services
Connect Northern Virginia
Connect Northern Virginia
is an initiative to expand understanding of important community needs in Northern Virginia.
The Connect Northern Virginia website offers public and private sector information about a wide range of community issues and resources. The website also connects you to a regional calendar of events and activities; volunteer opportunities and more. Organizations may register and submit events for the online calendar.
In addition to information about Loudoun County, it also connects the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William with the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park and with the Towns of Dumfries, Herndon, Leesburg, Purcellville and Vienna.
Connect Northern Virginia’s funders include governments, chambers of commerce, nonprofits and foundations. In addition to the Loudoun County Government, funders include the Claude Moore Foundation, Comstock Partners, Fairfax County Government, HCA/Reston Hospital Center, Town of Leesburg, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, McLean Community Foundation and Unanet.
You will find more information on the Connect Northern Virginia website:
Loudoun Fire and Rescue Department
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is a combined system of volunteer and career personnel providing emergency services 24/7 for the citizens of Loudoun County and the surrounding jurisdictions.
Volunteers can choose from a variety emergency or public outreach opportunities through our volunteer fire-rescue stations in Loudoun County or our Fire and Rescue volunteers are entitled to many benefits in addition to the intrinsic value of helping your neighbor, being a part of your community, and improving your skills and knowledge. Free training is provided to all volunteers.
Loudoun Health Department: Medical Reserve Corps
No medical experience is necessary! If a bioterrorism event or epidemic requires it, the Loudoun County Health Department is preparing for the possibility of opening emergency mass vaccination and medication dispensing clinics in select locations throughout the county. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers, both nonmedical and medical, would be key to staffing these sites. Nonmedical volunteers would perform key clinic roles such as registration, data entry, language translation, medical personnel assistance, and directing foot traffic. MRC members can also assist with other public health responses in our community and have the opportunity to be trained in CPR and first aid if they so desire.
The mission of the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is to provide outstanding recreational and leisure opportunities, outcome-focused community services, and stewardship of our natural resources to promote quality of life for Loudoun’s residents and visitors.
Volunteers can choose from a variety of opportunities that support creating community through people, parks and program. Find more information about how PRCS volunteers can serve the community.