Many of our program participants choose to engage with their community through volunteer opportunities. As volunteers, they gain a new view of their community, develop valuable work skills and experience a sense of empowerment by making a difference in the lives of others.
Volunteerism offers valuable work experience along with the satisfaction of working alongside others who also want to give back and make a difference.
Didlake has partnered with over 20 local nonprofits to offer volunteer opportunities that match the interests of our program participants.
Some of the volunteer opportunities our Day Support Services participants have enjoyed include:
- Weems-Botts House & Museum – We manage a garden around this historic Prince William County home. Learn more in this story.
- House of Mercy – In the thrift store, our volunteers organize clothes, hang them on racks organized by store section and deliver them to the corresponding section of the store. In the food pantry, we fill bags with different types of foods to be delivered to assisted living facilities or placed on the pantry shelves. Check out this story for details.
- Adopt-A-Spot Programs – We keep our “adopted” areas clean in five parks for Keep Prince William Beautiful and one park for Keep Manassas Beautiful.
- Mintbrook Senior Apartments – Activities vary each visit to this 55+ community in Bealeton, VA, but often include bingo, arts and crafts, and birthday and holiday celebrations. Learn more in this story.
- Meals on Wheels – Our volunteers deliver meals weekly, engaging with homebound seniors in the Roanoke area while dropping off hot, nutritious lunches.
We love to hear about new volunteer opportunities in the City of Roanoke and the Fauquier and Prince William County communities. Contact us to discuss your opportunity.