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At Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc., volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We could not do what we do without your dedication and support. Please join us in taking a stand in ending domestic violence!

Please read through the volunteer position descriptions below to find a volunteer role that fits your interests and expertise, or contact us if you have an idea about how you can help that is not listed here. To find out more about each volunteer position, contact the the Volunteer Coordinator by emailing


  • Must be 18 years old or older and not enrolled in high school

  • Must attend volunteer orientation 

  • Must pay a $23.50 background check processing fee and receive a clear background check


Special Events volunteers assist with the planning and execution of fundraising benefits and other special events such as our 5K race, Garden of Light Gala, and Charity Golf Tournament. These volunteer opportunities are ideal for those who cannot make a regular commitment but would still like to be involved with BHNV and our clients.


Every BHNV department has the need for help to assist with a variety of administrative tasks, answering phones, data entry, and help with correspondence. Please Note: Office Assistant volunteers must have availability Monday-Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.



BHNV encourages all interested volunteers to participate in development committee efforts. We are also seeking people with the following professional backgrounds:

  • Marketing/Public Relations

  • Social Media Content Creation and Management

  • Sales

  • Management

  • Business

  • Fundraising

  • Information Technology

The Committee values participants who can offer a compassion and desire to minister to the needs of domestic violence victims through service, an understanding of the mission and goals of BHNV, a willingness to learn new skills and processes, and an interest in working cooperatively with motivated professionals in a casual setting.


If you have a skill or service that you believe could be helpful to Bethany House, please contact our volunteer coordinator at 703-658-9500.

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