Volunteer Help

Volunteer Help

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. They provide a sense of fun and brighten our residents’ day. We value them and are grateful for the companionship they provide.

Please come meet our residents and make a friend. Consider volunteering at Merica House and help them with their computer, hobbies or just have fun exchanging ideas. If you are interested please call 703-671-7991

Here are some ways to volunteer:


  • Talk one-on-one or with several residents at Merica House
  • Just talk about “things going on in their life…yours”
  • Read books to one or more resident
  • Listen to music with residents and move (“dance”) with them
  • Rent movies and have a movie session with the resident(s)
  • Hold a hair/make up session with resident(s)

Activities and Projects:

  • Share a meal or prepare one at Merica House with our residents.
  • During the warm summer months some of our residents would enjoy the on-site pool and go for a swim.
  • Discover and/or develop resident’s skills, e.g. Web Design, Fashion Design, Writing, etc.
  • Help residents on their computers

Coordinate Activities or Events:

  • Help with special events at Merica House, e.g. Open House, birthday celebrations, annual summer barbeque.
  • Host a card party or other game party with the residents
  • Arrange for speaker to visit Merica House
  • Assist with a fundraiser event
  • Accompany a resident on an outing to the mall, museum, local play, concert, dinner out, etc.
  • Encourage/accompany residents to visit their high school to talk about Merica House

Note: Our residents use Metro Access for transportation and their “guest’ rides free when accompanying them.

We are always looking for new board members. If you would like to come to a board meeting and “see” what we do please call Merica House at:  703-671-7991 .

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