Meet Our Community Partners & Volunteers

While HUD provides funds for us to operate and maintain each Fellowship House property, we rely on individual, corporate and congregational donations to cover costs to support programs and services for residents. Fellowship Square offers a variety of activities and programs each month at all our communities to keep residents healthy, informed and engaged!

We are seeking individuals and groups who can help enrich the lives of our residents by hosting an event, program, or by volunteering at any of our properties. If you have an idea for an activity or program you would like to host, contact Kristen Fitzgerald, our Volunteer Program Manager, at [email protected].

Ingrid Velarde: A Beacon of Compassion in Senior Care and Advocacy

Ingrid Velarde, Program Supervisor at Northern Virginia Family Services, is on a mission to support seniors in accessing vital resources. Her unwavering commitment to volunteerism and advocacy has shaped senior-centered services at NVFS and Fellowship Square. Join us as we delve into Ingrid’s impactful journey and the profound difference she’s making in the lives of seniors across Northern Virginia.

Lisa Sharp: Going Above & Beyond

When you ask Lisa Sharp what Hunters Woods Fellowship House means to her, the first thing she says is, “family”. Lisa has been a steadfast volunteer since the advent of Covid, serving primarily as a nutrition educator and food distribution volunteer. For nearly three years, Lisa’s work has greatly improved the lives and health of Hunters Woods residents.

Bridging Generations: Silver Light Senior Association and The Potomac School

Hunters Woods Fellowship House hosted an event for the Silver Light Seniors Association and The Potomac School. The goal was to encourage meaningful relationships across generations while giving students the chance to learn about the Chinese culture.

Musical Performer: Grace Adeboyejo

During the pandemic, her [Grace’s] grandmother would often call her when she was having a troubling day and ask her to play her harp. This interaction gave her the idea to share her musical talents with older adults in her community.

Lee Altman’s Tuesday Music Cafe

Tuesday Music Café was not a concert series or sing-along, but instead for Lee’s music to provide a calming backdrop for life at Hunters Woods Fellowship House. Each week, Lee plays piano and occasionally harmonica while volunteers hand out pastries and residents sit and chat.

Pre-Med Volunteers: Trent and Tyren Brown

In addition to running both the Men’s Health Seminar and a seminar on the dangers of cluttering, both boys have been active along with Tyler King in running Largo’s Tech Program.
Woman receives dental care.
M. Jung receives dental care at Hunters Woods Fellowship House.

Fenwick Foundation’s Dental Clinic Brings Smiles to Residents

Founded in 2011, the organization is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to “improve the quality of life, health, and wellbeing in ways that are not addressed or ‘below the radar.’”

Crafter’s Club Delights
Largo Landing Residents

At the height of the pandemic, Patti Berry was faced with a dilemma. Like so many others in quarantine, she was feeling disconnected and isolated. She started making birthday cards for Largo Landing residents and, thus, the Crafter’s Club was born.

Gail’s Tea Party

Gail Schlett has always had a passion for volunteer work, “I think the joy that I get back from engaging in these activities provides so much –

The Trowel Garden Club

Jo Ann Wiggins, President

The Trowel Garden Club has been an Eastern Prince William County institution for 70 years and is the oldest gardening club in the
area.

Music To Free

Alan Payne, Executive Director
“Sometimes music is the only thing that takes your mind off everything else…”

Ivana Uzunic

Hunters Woods Volunteer
“The more you do for others, the more satisfied you are with yourself…”

Lisa Sharp

Registered Dietitian
Spreading Love and Heart Health Awareness

Fellowship House residents are active and engaged at home and in the community.
We have on-site supportive services to help residents live independently.