Volunteer Arlington - Survey

Post date: Jan 18, 2015 12:56:26 AM

Dear Neighbor,

Arlington County wishes to consider whether outsourcing the Volunteer Arlington program now housed in the County’s Department of Human Services would lead to an enhanced level of volunteer activity throughout the community. Regardless of any change in delivery, the County's goal is to ensure that all residents and workers - regardless of their background, age or socioeconomic status - have access to reliable avenues that lead to volunteer opportunities in Arlington's non-profit 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 that concerns and aspirations are reflected in alternatives considered and to incorporate advice and recommendations from the broader community into the decisions. Please click on the link below to complete a short survey on volunteer services and needs in Arlington. Your feedback is important and 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 on-line volunteer matching function connecting residents with volunteer opportunities in non-profit and public agencies, and promotion, training, and celebrating volunteerism.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this community survey on Volunteer Arlington.

Robert Sharpe

Assistant Director

Department of Human Services