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Volunteer Opportunities with Spitfire

Summer Camp Counselor Volunteer Positions

The Spitfire Club is excited to host our first-ever Spitfire Day Camp! August 5th - 9th from 8:30 - 4:30pm, Spitfire Club staff and volunteer mentors will lead our Spitfires through an unforgettable week of playing, reading, learning, and growing in a special summer camp experience in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Spitfire Camp seeks volunteers for a variety of roles, including:

  • Small group leaders (full week and full day commitment)

  • Activity and operations volunteers (part-time and/or select days commitment)

  • Counselors-in-training (open to teens, can be a part-time commitment)

Camp volunteers should plan to attend a mandatory training the afternoon of July 28th or the evening of July 29th. 

If this is of interest to you, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out with next steps! And thank you! 

Small Group Mentoring for '24-'25 School Year

Our mentors dedicate 90 minutes each week to read, play, and bond with their small group of 3-4 Spitfires during their weekly after-school Spitfire Club. Spitfire Club meeting times vary by site, but occur during after-school hours. Though we understand that life happens, we ask that Mentors commit to consistently attending their scheduled Spitfire Clubs, as their absence impacts their girls and the overall atmosphere of our clubs. 

Key details on our Small Group Mentoring Program:

  • At this time, all mentoring sites are located in Alexandria, Virginia

  • Our Spitfires are in elementary school and our cohorts are organized into two groups - 1st-3rd grades and 4th & 5th grades

  • The mentoring program begins in October and runs through Memorial Day on days when ACPS is in session. We ask that mentors commit to mentoring for the entirety of the school year

  • Mentors have the option to renew their commitment in subsequent years; we prioritize pairing mentees with their previous mentors whenever possible!

  • Cohorts meet at a set time and day of each week (e.g., Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4pm at Cora Kelly Elementary)

  • Spitfire Clubs are led by Spitfire Club staff -- mentors are not expected to facilitate Spitfire Clubs or be responsible for planning and preparation (though we do share our lesson plans with our mentors so that they are aware of what we'll be doing together each week)

All volunteer mentors participate in mandatory training on "the Spitfire way", mentorship best-practices, positive social-emotional development, reading support, and cultural competence.

If this is of interest to you, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out with next steps! And thank you! 

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Spitfire needs all the help we can get in a variety of other roles! Check out our volunteer listings at Volunteer Alexandria to learn more about how you can put your time and talents to use, nurturing each girl's love of reading, love of self, and love for girls across all communities. Thank you! 

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