Mission bénévole posté(e) par FACETS
Publié le : 8 oct. 2013
FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty – so often unnoticed – in Fairfax County. We meet their emergency shelter, food, and medical needs, help them gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing and work with them to end the cycle of poverty through educational, life skills and career counseling programs.
FACETS was founded in 1988 to respond to the diverse needs of people impacted by poverty in Fairfax, Virginia. We began as an outreach project by our founder, Linda D. Wimpey, who, in partnership with several area churches, prepared and delivered hot meals to families who were homeless three nights a week. This program continues to this day, and we have since expanded from operating as an emergency food program to a full-time staff of professionals, an engaged board of directors and a range of programs that work to break the cycle of poverty and prevent and end homelessness in our community.
Community Program Assistants
Volunteers are needed to work with children, youth and adults in a variety of community-based programs, including Homework Help, Computer Lab, Exploring the Arts, Reading Club, Girls Group and Boys Group. Programs are run at centers located in Fairfax City (near GMU), Fairfax (near Fair Oaks Mall), and Centreville (near Centreville Library). Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of one hour a week for two to six months, depending on the length of the program. Volunteers must be age 16 or older.