Our History


County Board member Ellen Bozman spearheaded the formation of the Volunteer Office.

It began as part of the Department of Human Resources (Now DHS), Social Services Division.  


The Volunteer Office was moved to the County Manager's Office. 

The Volunteer Office remained part of the County Manager’s Office until 1997, when it was moved back to the Department of Human Services.


The Volunteer Office moved with DHS to the Warren Stambaugh building at 3033 Wilson Boulevard in Clarendon.


The Volunteer Office launched the Online Volunteer Connection

ESF-17 for Volunteer and Donations Management was developed by OEM and launched in conjunction with the Arlington Prepares initiative.

January 2009

The Volunteer Office, part of the Department of Human Resources (now DHS), Social Services Division, was renamed Volunteer Arlington.

Summer 2010

Volunteer Arlington moved with DHS to Sequoia Plaza at 2100 Washington Boulevard.

June 2016 

Volunteer Arlington becomes a program of the Leadership Center of Arlington, and moves to 4420 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 102.

Arlington County signed a contract with Leadership Center of Arlington to operate the Volunteer Arlington program for the next five years under a public-private partnership model. The Leadership Center of Arlington was chosen through a competitive bidding process.

You can read the official press release here.

July 2017

Volunteer Arlington hosted its first "Arlington Cares: A Celebration of Volunteerism" event which honored local nonprofit and County volunteers.

January 2018

Volunteer Arlington hosted its first MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2018. Over 700 people registered to make it a "Day On, Not a Day Off" through service or volunteer training.