Assistance League of Northern Virginia is a chapter of Assistance League, a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian national volunteer service organization founded in the early 1890’s, that promotes volunteerism through leadership training and education. Today over 23,000 Assistance League members in 120 chapters touch the lives of more than 1 million youth and adults every year, contributing more than 3.2 million service hours. Volunteers live in the communities they serve, with all funds raised by community chapters staying in those individual communities.  This 100% volunteer-driven organization is bound by a strong central mission to help those in need achieve a better quality of life. Each year approximately 50 members of Assistance League of Northern Virginia implement its mission.

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League of Northern Virginia volunteers transforming the lives of children through community programs.

We empower volunteers . . .

  • To identify and meet needs in their communities
  • To strengthen and broaden their talents and skills
  • To make a difference in people’s lives
  • To enjoy fulfilling friendships based on the spirit of giving


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.


Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community


Commitment – Dedicated to a course of action

Leadership – Willingness to lead and develop leaders

Ethics – Doing the right thing in a reliable way

Accountability – Willingness to accept responsibility

Respect – Treating all with courtesy

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Broadcast Interview Regarding our Programs