Volunteers are the heartbeat of AHC’s educational initiatives and the key to our students’ success.

AHC is starting to recruit volunteers to help in our summer camp program for elementary school students. Camps run from July 8 to August 15. Interested adults, college students and teens age 14+ should complete the volunteer application or email volunteer@ahcinc.org.

Helping at summer camp is just part of why volunteers are so critical to our program. Volunteers also form valuable relationships with students and inspire and encourage them to succeed. Whatever your experience or your time frame, we welcome your support!



Our year-round program provides a comprehensive support system from elementary school through high school and during the summer when low-income children are particularly susceptible to learning loss. AHC’s educational programs encourage academic excellence and personal growth in a nurturing and stable environment. Because programs are located in the communities where families live, they are a stable and consistent part of the children’s and their families’ lives.

Our strategy is working. ALL of our high school seniors have graduated from high school since we began tracking our students in 2008. We are also very proud that all of our graduating seniors are going to college this year. Our elementary students’ reading and math skills are improving consistently, too.

Volunteers are a critical part of our success. Read about our students’ success, our wonderful volunteers and our many activities.

Choose one of five convenient community center locations in Arlington. Several are close to Metro stations.

Email volunteer@ahcinc.org for more information.

Here’s how you can help

Afterschool Volunteers

Work one-on-one or work with a small group of elementary-aged students (k-5th grade) and help youth complete homework, study for tests, and also build literacy and math skills. Volunteer one day a week for an hour between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Teen Tutoring Volunteers

Work one-on-one with middle and high school students (6th – 12th grade) and help teens complete homework, study for exams, and improve in challenging subject areas. Onsite staff members provide vital support through mentoring and coaching. Volunteers needed one hour once a week, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

College and Career Readiness

Help our teens study for standardized tests, apply for financial aid and scholarships and write essays. Volunteers work one-on-one with a high school senior throughout the school year. Meeting times are flexible and arranged between volunteer and student.

Summer Camp Volunteers

Designed to prevent summer learning loss, this program provides both educational and fun activities for elementary children and teens. Volunteers help with outdoor and educational activities.

Career Development Volunteers

We also have a new way you can volunteer. We are recruiting Career Development volunteers to help our middle & high school students explore career options. Our plan is to set up one-time events like career panels. Sign up or learn more here.

See for yourself how volunteers are making a difference.


For more information or to volunteer, please email volunteer@ahcinc.org or call 703-486-0626. Or fill out the form below:

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