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 22,000 Assistance League members in 120 chapters touch the lives of more than 1.7 million youth and adults every year, contributing more than 3.3 million service hours and returned $50 million to local communities. This volunteer-driven organization is bound by a strong central mission to help those in need achieve a better quality of life.
Assistance League of Northern Virginia was organized as a guild in 1999 and chartered as the 113th chapter of Assistance League in 2004. Since 1999, our all-volunteer chapter has contributed approximately 224,000 service hours and has donated $1,053,000 worth of donations to the community through our philanthropic programs which help to feed, clothe and educate children. During 2020-2021, Assistance League of Northern Virginia members touched the lives of approximately 8,000 children and together with community volunteers contributed in excess of 9,000 service hours.
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
Each chapter of Assistance League has a separate Board of Directors to govern the chapter’s activities. Positions on the Board of Directors are populated through an election process. Eligible individuals are selected from the chapter’s membership, and upon a vote of the members, are installed in their positions.
On June 8, 2021, a new Board of Directors of the Assistance League of Northern Virginia was installed for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
Vice President Membership
Vice President Philanthropy
Vice President Resource Development
Public Relations Chair
Strategic Planning Chair
In addition to the Board of Directors, the Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Assistance League is able to meet its goals and objectives through the diligent application of knowledge, skills, and abilities shared by dedicated members in leadership positions.
Circle Fund Ambassador
Membership Hours Chair
Operation School Bell – Literacy for Kids Chair
Literacy for Kids – Book Distribution
Literacy for Kids – Reading Programs
Mary Ann Cadin, Jerilyn Woelfel
Operation School Bell-Tutoring
Jerilyn Woelfel, Mary Ann Cadin
Operation School Bell – New Clothing for Kids Chair
Dorine DiConti , Pam Anwyll
Operation School Bell – Weekend Food for Kids Chair
Gail Banks and Carrie Sawicki
Operation Hugs Coordinator
Resource Development Committees
White House Ornaments Chair
Public Relations Committees
Facebook/Social Media Coordinator
Parliamentarian and ByLaws