Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with CRi! For the time being, COVID-19 has put our in-person volunteer projects on pause such as our Group Service and Adopt-A-Home opportunities. However, as our residents and staff work together to weather this storm, we still need your support. Please check back regularly for our most up-to-date opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities for Individuals Groups & Partnerships

Homemade Masks Needed!

Some of the individuals CRi supports are some of our community’s most vulnerable, and as such, are in dire need of homemade masks. If you are able to sew, please consider making masks for CRi residents and direct support professionals. Not sure where to get started? Check out the CDC’s website for instructions on homemade cloth masks - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

Once masks are made, they can be donated at one of three locations:

Chantilly HQ

  • 14160 Newbrook Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • Donation boxes are located in the lobby beyond the double glass doors
  • Accepting donations Monday - Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Arlington/Falls Church Maintenance Office

  • 7297A Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042
  • Donation boxes are located in the lobby just inside the front door
  • Accepting donations Monday - Friday from 10am to 2pm

Richmond

  • 808 Moorefield Park Dr., Ste. 120, Richmond, VA 23235
  • Accepting donations Monday - Friday from 8am to 3:30pm

Virtual Embrace Fundraising Challenge

Volunteers - We need you! We normally engage with over 50 vounteers for this live event, & having a virtual event doesn’t change that at all. Here is a chance for you to volunteer your time & resources to share our message & raise funds for CRi. Register for FREE today, create your fundraising page, & begin making an impact TODAY!

Be a CRi ambassador & spread the message of inclusivity. We’re all in this together!

Questions? Please reach out to Janet at volunteer@mycri.org.

Virtual Embrace 5K & Fun Run Fundraising Challenge

Volunteers - We need you! We normally engage with over 50 vounteers for this live event, & having a virtual event doesn’t change that at all. Here is a chance for you to volunteer your time & resources to share our message & raise funds for CRi. Register for FREE today, create your fundraising page, & begin making an impact TODAY!

Be a CRi ambassador & spread the message of inclusivity. We’re all in this together!

Questions? Please reach out to Janet at volunteer@mycri.org.

Ongoing Opportunities

Homemade Masks Needed!

Some of the individuals CRi supports are some of our community’s most vulnerable, and as such, are in dire need of homemade masks. If you are able to sew, please consider making masks for CRi residents and direct support professionals. Not sure where to get started? Check out the CDC’s website for instructions on homemade cloth masks - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

Once masks are made, they can be donated at one of three locations:

Chantilly HQ

  • 14160 Newbrook Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • Donation boxes are located in the lobby beyond the double glass doors
  • Accepting donations Monday - Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Arlington/Falls Church Maintenance Office

  • 7297A Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042
  • Donation boxes are located in the lobby just inside the front door
  • Accepting donations Monday - Friday from 10am to 2pm

Richmond

  • 808 Moorefield Park Dr., Ste. 120 Richmond, VA 23235
  • Accepting donations Monday - Friday from 8am to 3:30pm

Show Our Direct Support Professionals Some Love!

A Direct Support Professional acts as a mentor, teacher, and support to individuals with intellectual and other types of developmental disabilities to assist them to live, learn and work successfully as an active part of their communities. Direct Support Professionals (DSP) provides supports as needed, whether in individual’s homes, day services locations and/or community settings, to transform lives and help each individual reach their full potential, while always taking into consideration their dreams and goals for their own lives.

With COVID-19, our DSPs can add “Virus Warriors” to their list of responsibilities. They are diligently working around the clock to keep those residing in our group homes safe. Not only are our DSPs maintaining the safety of our residents, but they are also now working twice as hard to establish a new normal for those whose lives depend on routine. They are working hard to help individuals learn and growth with limited resources.

Please considering sending a kindness card to our DSPs to show that their hard work is appreciated and they are not forgotten as essential workers during this crisis. CRi has over 500 staff supporting over 300 residents within our group homes and 600 more within the community.

Supplies: - Paper - Pens, color pencils, crayons, markers, puffy paint - Stickers (optional) - Stamps (optional) - Glue (Optional)

How to Get Started

1) Grab a piece of paper. Any paper will do! As long as we can read your message, that’s the important part.

2) CRi has 40+ homes that we support. Making the cards generic will help with distribution.

3) Be creative! Be colorful! As long as the card comes from the heart, we are grateful!

4) Add an inspirational/uplifting message! Keep the tone upbeat. Please avoid any religious or political messages to respect the individual believes of our staff. Examples: a) Thank you for all you do! b) You are wonderful! c) I’m amazed by you! d) Keep up the outstanding work!

Appreciation cards can be dropped off or mailed to the following addresses:

Chantilly HQ - 14160 Newbrook Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

  • Accepting donations Monday - Sunday from 10am to 2pm

  • Donation boxes are located in the lobby beyond the double glass doors

Arlington/Falls Church Maintenance Office - 7297A Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042

  • Accepting donations Monday - Sunday from 10am to 2pm

  • Donation boxes are located in the lobby just inside the front door

Richmond - 808 Moorefield Park Dr., Ste. 120, Richmond, VA 23235

  • Accepting donations Monday - Friday from 8am to 3:30pm

Thanks for your interest in volunteering!