Volunteer Fairfax

Volunteer Fairfax Volunteer Fairfax mobilizes people and resources to meet community needs.
For more than 40 years, Volunteer Fairfax has been the heart of volunteering in Fairfax County. With a personal touch, we match the skills and interests of volunteers and donors to the needs of local nonprofit organizations, helping to build a better community through service. We strengthen nonprofits, we connect volunteers, and with your help we make a difference.
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Every time someone engages in service, they help their community and enrich their own lives. There are so many ways to serve. Find your passion in volunteerism! At Volunteer Fairfax, we are proud to be part of this positive impact on the community.

Mission: Volunteer Fairfax mobilizes people and resources to meet regional community needs.

RSVP-Northern Virginia , a program of Volunteer Fairfax , is having another information session on Dec 17th, this time i...
12/15/2019
RSVP Info Session Britepaths 17 December 2019

RSVP-Northern Virginia , a program of Volunteer Fairfax , is having another information session on Dec 17th, this time in Alexandria.
These informational meetings tell interested volunteers the benefit of volunteering in your golden years or after retirement as well as how important it is to have interaction in the community.

To register and get more information, use this link
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egl3xd1t3bfcad44&oseq=&c=&ch=

RSVP-Northern Virginia, a volunteer program for individuals ages 55+, is holding a free information session for interested community members. During this one-time session, you will learn about current volunteer opportunities, member benefits and program policies. This program is a great opportunity....

Kids Give Back Is sharing a #DoGoodDecember calendar for small acts of kindness to practice throughout this month. Today...
12/13/2019

Kids Give Back Is sharing a #DoGoodDecember calendar for small acts of kindness to practice throughout this month. Today's act is buying a few small items and giving them to a drive.

If you want to know what sorts of things are truly needed this season and in this area, RSVP-Northern Virginia has a list of on-going drives in their Holiday Service Guide:
https://rsvpnova.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/2019-rsvp-northern-virginia-holiday-volunteering-guide.pdf

RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax
12/13/2019

RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax

One of RSVP-Northern Virginia's focus areas is increasing financial literacy. One of our great partners where our volunteers help students learn about finances is Junior Achievement Finance Park, an ABC project in Virginia -which is featured in the newest edition of Northern Virginia Magazine Interested in spreading financial literacy? Attend our next free senior volunteering seminar next week by visiting www.rsvpnova.org #financialliteracy #JA

Housing in NoVa can be difficult to secure, it particularly becomes a bigger issue when it gets colder out. Several orga...
12/13/2019
Holiday Help

Housing in NoVa can be difficult to secure, it particularly becomes a bigger issue when it gets colder out. Several organizations such as Wesley Housing , Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. , and Pathway Homes, Inc., are working in your area to provide renewed spaces, temporary housing, and more sustainable housing.
#VFPartners work year round to improve conditions of life here in Fairfax!

Wesley Housing is running #HolidayHelp programs: https://www.wesleyhousing.org/holiday-help.html

Our Holiday Help program gives hope to low-income families and upholds our belief that everyone deserves the magic of the holidays.

Now that the weather is starting to turn, and actually feel like December, you may want to bundle up yourself or the kid...
12/11/2019
Sleighs & Neighs - Reston Town Center

Now that the weather is starting to turn, and actually feel like December, you may want to bundle up yourself or the kids and partake in seasonal activities like ice skating or jumping into piles of leaves.
Reston Town Center can provide one of those activities via their ice rink and additional fun with mini train rides and horse drawn carriage rides.
These rides will take up donations for local charities, so why not have fun and give back all at once this holiday season!

Schedule of rides here:
https://www.restontowncenter.com/event/sleighs-neighs/

Important Parking Notice: The Green Garage is currently under construction. We advise you to park in either the Blue, Orange, or Purple Garages

12/10/2019

Volunteer Fairfax is not only searching for an Events staff member, but an Events Intern as well!

Open to Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors, this Spring 2020 position will be focused on our Volunteer Service Awards event and partially on our BusinessLink program.
This opportunity can be used for class credit, experience, and to connect more intimately tot he volunteer community here in Fairfax.

If you are a student at a VA university, you can find the listing on Handshake as well as on our website under the 'Careers' section.
If you aren't a student, but know someone who is looking for an internship, please do pass this opportunity along, we would love to welcome someone to our team!

RSVP-Northern Virginia is just one of the many great programs offered by  Volunteer Fairfax. To learn more about Volunte...
12/09/2019
RSVP-Northern Virginia

RSVP-Northern Virginia is just one of the many great programs offered by Volunteer Fairfax. To learn more about Volunteer Fairfax's volunteer opportunities, please visit www.volunteerfairfax.org

RSVP-Northern Virginia was featured on our DC area iHeart radio stations Sunday as part of iHeart's community affairs series. In case you missed it, would like to listen to the show again or if you would like to share this short program with friends, please visit rsvpnova.blog/2019/12/09/the-importance-of-senior-volunteerism-on-iheart-radio/. RSVP-Northern Virginia Program Manager Brandi Morris, (shown in photo above with the show's producer, iHeart's Bernie Lucas) talks with Rob Paine about the critical role senior and retired volunteers play and how easy it is to find fun, social and meaningful volunteer experiences via RSVP. iHeartRadio #seniorvolunteers #volunteeringinFairfax

Though the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have passed, Amazon still is the place to shop this season, with competit...
12/08/2019

Though the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have passed, Amazon still is the place to shop this season, with competitive prices and fast shipping. But to sweeten the deal even more, if you shop using the Amazon Smile web address and select Volunteer Fairfax as your charity of choice, a portion of your total will automatically come directly to us, at no additional cost to you!
https://smile.amazon.com/

Below is a sample of what the site should look like at the top left, to ensure you are using the right version of Amazon.

12/07/2019
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Holiday volunteer opportunities are abound! RSVP-Northern Virginia has complied a list of such opportunities and their details in one convenient document.
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and sharing love for others, but those in need often have a hard time just staying warm and full. different opportunities will allow you to assist in making merry this year.
https://rsvpnova.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/2019-rsvp-northern-virginia-holiday-volunteering-guide.pdf

Today does indeed live in infamy, but we remember those lost to ensure that events such as Pearl Harbor and the aftermat...
12/07/2019

Today does indeed live in infamy, but we remember those lost to ensure that events such as Pearl Harbor and the aftermath do not occur again.

#GiveTogether2020 registration opens today!  If you'd like you and your family to serve at this event in honor of Dr. Ma...
12/06/2019

#GiveTogether2020 registration opens today!

If you'd like you and your family to serve at this event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., be sure to register as soon as you can. This being one of the largest service events of the year, opportunities are snapped up early on.

Dr. King was known for his dedication to the betterment of human lives and his own community, and on Jan 20, 2020, we wish to honor that through our own community service.

More info on how to register here: http://ow.ly/FNbf50xplGF

RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax
12/06/2019
RSVP-Northern Virginia

RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax

RSVP-Northern Virginia will be featured on our local iHeartRadio DC Area radio stations Sunday morning, Dec. 8. The program will run at 6:00 am on 97.1 WASH, 98.7 WMZQ, HOT 99-5, and at
7:00 am on Big 100 and DC101. Rob Paine will be interviewing RSVP-Northern Virginia Program Manager Brandi Morris about the ABC's of being an RSVP volunteer. For more info visit
http://rsvpnova.blog/2019/12/06/rsvp-on-iheart-sunday-dec-8/

12/05/2019

Today is International Volunteer Day! Volunteer Fairfax is a proud affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network, accelerating people-powered change in communities around the world. Through 200+ social impact organizations across 41 U.S. states and 37 countries, we are helping to create a world where it is easy for every individual to do good — and impossible to sit on the sidelines.

This International Volunteer Day, join us in highlighting how volunteering contributes to inclusion! Thank a volunteer w...
12/05/2019
Daily Point of Light Award - Points of Light

This International Volunteer Day, join us in highlighting how volunteering contributes to inclusion! Thank a volunteer who is making your community a more inclusive place – nominate them for a Daily Point of Light Award from Points of Light: www.pointsoflight.org/dailypointoflight #Volunteer4Inclusion #IVD2019

Points of Light reports and toolkits share best practices and innovative ideas to equip individuals and organizations to make a difference.

12/04/2019

With yesterday having been #GivingTuesday, today is #ThankyouWednesday! We were successful in raising just over $7,000 due to YOUR generosity and our board match!

Not only will our programs continue to serve our community, we now have the capacity to expand them! Serving more people, more fully, and serving to the best of our ability is now easier than before, thanks to all our wonderful donors like you!

In our 45th year, Volunteer Fairfax:
~ Served 650+ nonprofits & charitable organizations
~ Engaged 14,731 individuals, contributing 54,240 hours of volunteer time
~ Honored 160 individuals & groups at the 2018 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards
~ Selected for the 2019 Catalogue for Philanthropy

Thank you for supporting us through this year and into the next!

With just another hour on the clock, you can still make a BIG impact on the local community! #GivingTuesday.  Check our ...
12/04/2019

With just another hour on the clock, you can still make a BIG impact on the local community! #GivingTuesday. Check our goal progress here: http://ow.ly/kluP50xpJmC

We are more than halfway towards our #Giving Tuesday goal! There is still time help us reach our goal today.   Giving is...
12/03/2019

We are more than halfway towards our #Giving Tuesday goal!
There is still time help us reach our goal today. Giving is always appreciated, but in this 24-hour window, it is even more important considering our 1:1 Board Match and our goal of $10,000. Spread the word, share our donation link. 👉http://ow.ly/E93f50xpJ0M

RSVP is a  program of Volunteer Fairfax
12/03/2019
RSVP-Northern Virginia

RSVP is a program of Volunteer Fairfax

The newest RSVP-Northern Virginia podcast features an interview with RSVP volunteer Jim Waller of Fairfax. To listen visit
http://rsvpnova.blog/2019/12/03/podcast-with-rsvp-volunteer-jim-waller/ Jim volunteers with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Junior Achievement Finance Park, an ABC project in Virginia and Fairfax County Park Authority's Colvin Run Mill #seniorvolunteerfairfax Volunteer Opportunities in NOVA

Any extra cash left over from Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Consider spending it on your community.  You still have tim...
12/03/2019

Any extra cash left over from Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Consider spending it on your community. You still have time to give back today! Join the #GivingTuesday movement by donating to Volunteer Fairfax or by sharing this giving opportunity with others. Join us in supporting volunteerism.
Click here 👉http://ow.ly/wzIk50xpJ2b

Today, it’s about ACTION!It’s #GivingTuesday and @Volunteer Fairfax has been at the heart of volunteerism for 45 years. ...
12/03/2019

Today, it’s about ACTION!

It’s #GivingTuesday and @Volunteer Fairfax has been at the heart of volunteerism for 45 years. We need your support to further our reach into the community. A donation to support volunteerism in our community on #GivingTuesday is a quick and easy way to make a difference. Your donations to @Volunteer Fairfax will be matched 1:1 by our Board. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to support volunteerism in our community and connect volunteers to service projects.

Donate here 👉http://ow.ly/lyck50xpJ3h

Today is #GivingTuesday! You've heard much about this fundraising and giving event, but now it is finally upon us!Donate...
12/03/2019
Click on Donate Here - Volunteer Fairfax

Today is #GivingTuesday! You've heard much about this fundraising and giving event, but now it is finally upon us!

Donate any amount, at any time today to not only have that gift matched by our board, but to help us reach our goal of $10,000. As we celebrate our 45th year of serving, we want to ensure our ability to continue strengthening the community through VF's six signature programs - Volunteers for Change, Alternative Community Service, Emergency Response, RSVP, Corporate Services and Nonprofit Management training.

Donate today! 👉http://ow.ly/ORJF50xpJ4d

       

12/03/2019

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, where you can give double with one gift! Our board will match any donations to $5k!
What a spectacular way to make your donations count!

#GivingTuesday supports the volunteers as well as the wider community. Hear from one of our long time volunteers, Kitty....
12/03/2019

#GivingTuesday supports the volunteers as well as the wider community. Hear from one of our long time volunteers, Kitty.

"I’m a recently retired Spanish teacher, and I’m delighted to put my language skills to use as a volunteer translator for Volunteer Fairfax’s Alternative Community Service Program. It’s been a joy to get to know the dedicated staff members at Volunteer Fairfax, and to be a small part of an organization that really does makes such a large difference in our community." - Kitty Shaw Gardner, Volunteer

Donate tomorrow: http://ow.ly/fGru50xpJ5T

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Anytime between 12:01am and 11:59pm, on December 3rd - you can give to help us reach our goa...
12/02/2019
Click on Donate Here - Volunteer Fairfax

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday!

Anytime between 12:01am and 11:59pm, on December 3rd - you can give to help us reach our goal. Our board is matching donations too, so make it count double with just one action!

Your donations help! $500 can help us orient 15 new Volunteers for Change members to support nonprofit capacity building through volunteerism, so imagine what 20 times $500 can do! Brand new events, full time staff, and current programs can be supported with $10,000.

Donate here: 🔗 http://ow.ly/iPm050xpJhk

       

Today is Cyber Monday and we know you have gifts to buy and Amazon order to place (use @AmazonSmile while you're at it) ...
12/02/2019

Today is Cyber Monday and we know you have gifts to buy and Amazon order to place (use @AmazonSmile while you're at it) but keep #GivingTuesday in mind.

The next gift you give may be a gift to your community. Donations to non-profits like Volunteer Fairfax do not go to waste, instead, donations are put immediately to use to fulfill needs in our community.

12/02/2019
Volunteer Fairfax

At RSVP, we cannot think of a better way to celebrate #InternationalVolunteerDay by attending one of our free RSVP-Northern Virginia seminars on volunteering in retirement, taking place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, at the American Red Cross in Fairfax. Sign up now by visiting www.rsvpnova.org or by calling Shannon at 703-403-5360 RSVP is a program of Volunteer Fairfax.

In about just one week, on Dec 5th, it will be International Volunteer Day! This day was established by the UN in 1985 to heighten awareness of the important contribution of volunteer service, acknowledging volunteers for their action and value to society.

Given our mission and collaboration with Points of Light , we aim to highlight all of our volunteers on this day as well. You, our volunteers, know just how important community service and engagement is,and you take action!

12/01/2019

A total of two (2!) more days until #GivingTuesday, or "2s-day" if you'll allow the pun. Volunteer Fairfax has a goal of raising $10,000 in gifts on December 3rd.

Since this is our 45th year of supporting community service, our communications team had the wonderfully simple idea that a minimum donation of $45 ($1 for each year) could easily add up to our goal. In fact, it would only take 222 donations of $45 to make it, not including the board match.

While greater gifts are appreciated, we understand that giving in any form can be meaningful and we thank you for any amount you give in dollars, minutes, and shares.

It may feel far away, but #GiveTogether2020 is right around the corner.  January 20th, 2020 i the day of service that tu...
12/01/2019
Give Together: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - Volunteer Fairfax

It may feel far away, but #GiveTogether2020 is right around the corner. January 20th, 2020 i the day of service that turns a day off in to a "day on". This is one of Volunteer Fairfax's biggest service events, held to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and messages.

Service events this day are geared towards families and young children in order to engage them while imbuing the meaning intended. We have our Valentine's Challenge as well as other projects , to learn more about this service opportunity, click here:
🔗https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/events/give-together-martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service/

In recognition of Dr. King’s message of peace and empowerment, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 20, 2020 – has been designated as a national day of service – “a day on, not a day off.” Volunteer Fairfax honors the MLK Day of Service and Dr. King’s legacy locally through Give Toget...

This #GivingTuesday, DOUBLE your impact when you give one amount.Our Board has been generous in giving us a 1:1 match fo...
11/30/2019

This #GivingTuesday, DOUBLE your impact when you give one amount.
Our Board has been generous in giving us a 1:1 match for donations made on December 3rd!
Help us reach our goal faster by donating with just one click!
https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/donate-here/

Take a minute now to designate Volunteer Fairfax as your charity of choice in the Amazon Smile portal.  When you shop fo...
11/29/2019

Take a minute now to designate Volunteer Fairfax as your charity of choice in the Amazon Smile portal. When you shop for the holidays at Amazon, through the AmazonSmile program, Volunteer Fairfax receives a portion of the proceeds. Happy Shopping! http://ow.ly/hl6a50xknlQ

Volunteer Fairfax has served the Fairfax community for 45 years and to commemorate, in tandem with #GivingTuesday, we ar...
11/29/2019

Volunteer Fairfax has served the Fairfax community for 45 years and to commemorate, in tandem with #GivingTuesday, we are giving an option for a one time $45 minimmum donation.
If, on #GivingTuesday, 222 people each just give $45, we will reach our goal of $10,000! That is just with $45 being the minimum, isn't that amazing?

That gives "2s-day" a whole new look, doesn't it? 😆
Be sure to book mark our page and donate on December 3rd:
https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/donate-here/

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Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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