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.

You've nominated, and now its time to see who won...At the Volunteer Service Awards on April 23rd! Get your event ticket...
02/22/2020
28th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards - Volunteer Fairfax

You've nominated, and now its time to see who won...
At the Volunteer Service Awards on April 23rd! Get your event tickets and your raffle tickets so you don't miss out on a wonderful event that not only honors the superb volunteers in our community but also features a raffle of local business' products and services!
Tickets go on sale Feburary 24th!
https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/events/2020-fairfax-county-volunteer-service-awards/

Tickets on sale week of February 24th! The 2020 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards (VSA) will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles Hotel in Chantilly. The event starts at 7:30 am with networking followed by Awards Ceremony/Breakfast from 8:00 am to 10:00....

Spur of the moment volunteer opportunity!Cornerstones has openings for food pantry unloading, sorting, and organizing. T...
02/22/2020
Food Pantry Donation Volunteers

Spur of the moment volunteer opportunity!
Cornerstones has openings for food pantry unloading, sorting, and organizing. This opportunity is Wednesday February 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Lifting 10-15 lbs may be required!
It would be a great help if you could spread the word or register using this link : https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2866534/false#/invitation

If you can't make this day, you can actually see other opportunities on different dates below the registration box for the 26th.

SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

Looking to do some short term volunteering ?  Or are you looking to get a bit out of your routine and try something new?...
02/21/2020
Nonprofit Training Workshops & Webinars | Volunteer Fairfax

Looking to do some short term volunteering ? Or are you looking to get a bit out of your routine and try something new?
No matter what the reason, Volunteer Fairfax has a program and opportunities for you!
Our "Volunteer Now" page lists the types of opportunities available to our registered volunteers, check it out: http://ow.ly/Crfi50yikzM

Volunteer Fairfax offers training workshops & webinars. Help your employees more effectively manage volunteers & board members, contact us to sign up for training.

We get an extra day this #LeapYear ! How are you going to spend it? #LeapofKindnessDay is an effort to use the extra tim...
02/20/2020
Leap of Kindness Day - Book & Diaper Drive | Loudoun Cares

We get an extra day this #LeapYear ! How are you going to spend it?
#LeapofKindnessDay is an effort to use the extra time to give back and spread a little bit more kindness than usual. Any #ActofKindness can create great impact. Consider signing up for volunteer opportunities in your area or through Loudoun Cares site: http://ow.ly/uzSF50yij2e

Take a Leap of Kindness on this years Leap Day!

#LeapofKindnessDay is a community-wide effort created to inspire businesses, schools, clubs, friends, and neighbors to do something kind for someone else here in our Loudoun community.

Look where Shannon White of RSVP-Northern Virginia and Volunteer Fairfax is today!
02/20/2020

Look where Shannon White of RSVP-Northern Virginia and Volunteer Fairfax is today!

Our wonderful RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer Specialist Shannon White is at today's Partner Symposium and Resource Fair for Adult Programing at the James Lee Community Centerin Falls Church. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello. The fair runs until 3 p.m today, Thursday, Feb. 10. The event is being run by Fairfax County Government Neighborhood and Community Services To meet Shannon at our special Saturday, March 21 RSVP "Art of Volunteering in Retirement" seminar at Volunteer Fairfax in Fairfax City, please visit www.rspnova.org #RSVPNOVA #seniorsvolunteer

FREE TAX PREPARATION! GET YOUR TAXES DONE FOR FREE.IRS-certified volunteers will provide free tax preparation provided f...
02/20/2020
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FREE TAX PREPARATION! GET YOUR TAXES DONE FOR FREE.

IRS-certified volunteers will provide free tax preparation provided for individuals and families who earned less than $56,000 in 2019. Volunteers will process Federal and state tax returns for FREE through April 15th at multiple locations throughout Northern Virginia.

WHAT: Fairfax County Department of Family Services provides VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program.

WHO: Individuals and families who earned less than $56,000 in 2019. For information on what to bring with you click link - http://ow.ly/FSRC50yrvHm

WHEN/WHERE: Throughout the tax season (now through April 15th) on various days/times and at multiple locations. To find a location that is convenient to you click link - http://nvacash.org/vita/?pagename=free%20tax%20preparation

HOW: No appointments necessary. Find a location and services are provided on a first come, first served basis.

Enjoying our #freelunchfriday courtesy of @WTOP Silver Diner Fair Oaks. Thanks to Kim Luckabaugh! Nice to have staff and...
02/19/2020

Enjoying our #freelunchfriday courtesy of @WTOP Silver Diner Fair Oaks. Thanks to Kim Luckabaugh! Nice to have staff and volunteers take a well deserved lunch break. #volunteerism #volunteers #welovewtop #weloveourinterns #welovesilverdiner

The CSR Corporate Roundtable is coming up and the topic is going to be about Corporate role in the 2020 census and how t...
02/19/2020
CSR Roundtable: The Corporate Role in the 2020 Census – Why you should care

The CSR Corporate Roundtable is coming up and the topic is going to be about Corporate role in the 2020 census and how to apply Corporate Social Responsibility. SPeakers will be talking on subjects relating to the possible under-counting of this years's census and how that may affect bottom lines.
This event is free to attend on March 4th 8:30 am to 10:00 am and you can register here: https://tinyurl.com/u4dv9up

Stay tuned for more information about the speakers and the event!

An undercount is a very real possibility with the 2020 Census being online for the first time. Hear from experts on the corporate role to ensure a complete count and the consequences of an undercount on your business, employees, and the nonprofits your firm supports through its Corporate Social Resp...

As one year ends and we move forward into the next, our Annual Impact Report delivers the stats and quick facts about wh...
02/18/2020

As one year ends and we move forward into the next, our Annual Impact Report delivers the stats and quick facts about what we've all achieved together. This most recent year, volunteers with our Volunteers For Change program completed 4,814 hours of time at 73 non-profits

You've probably heard of Britepaths Project BRIDGE, but now there is a new and improved Workforce Development Program st...
02/18/2020
Workforce Development Program | Britepaths

You've probably heard of Britepaths Project BRIDGE, but now there is a new and improved Workforce Development Program starting up to replace Project BRIDGE. The program is designed to work with under- or un-employed men and women in an individualized and coordinated way to ensure that all of their workforce development needs are met.

For specific parameters and services of the Workforce Development Program please visit their site! http://ow.ly/T5yr50ykMXv

Britepaths’ Workforce Development Program helps job seekers navigate the job search process and find meaningful employment. The program is designed to work with under- or un-employed men and women in an individualized and coordinated way to ensure that all of their workforce development needs are ...

Meet the VF Staff!Savannah is the current Alternative Community Service (ACS) intern! She works to help connect people t...
02/17/2020

Meet the VF Staff!

Savannah is the current Alternative Community Service (ACS) intern! She works to help connect people to volunteering opportunities for court-related purposes. Savannah attends George Mason University, majoring in Criminology. When she’s not in the office or in class, she’s probably sitting at home with a book (usually Stephen King)!

“We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.” - Stephen King
#BookWormSavannah

Moving into a new year, it helps to look back and see what was accomplished and strive to do more! Our Impact report is ...
02/16/2020

Moving into a new year, it helps to look back and see what was accomplished and strive to do more! Our Impact report is chock full of stats about our programs and volunteers, but just for a small taste, here is a bit of a gist of our RSVP-Northern Virginia information!

Volunteer Fairfax benefits greatly from the gifts given by the Fairfax County Government as well as generous individual ...
02/15/2020

Volunteer Fairfax benefits greatly from the gifts given by the Fairfax County Government as well as generous individual contributors. Without you we couldn't do the numerous and exciting programs and events that we all enjoy so much. The full Impact Report is below to provide a bigger picture of our 2019 impact!

NVFS  is hosting Joel Peterson for a sure to be inspiring and insightful conversation on leadership and culture building...
02/15/2020

NVFS is hosting Joel Peterson for a sure to be inspiring and insightful conversation on leadership and culture building. You wont want to miss this opportunity on Feb 26th to learn about building up the internal culture of any group you may be apart of.

learn about the speaker and how to register on the NVFS Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/496156874333483/

You'e shown your love ♥️ and appreciation by nominating outstanding community volunteers, but if you'd like to see them ...
02/14/2020
28th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards - Volunteer Fairfax

You'e shown your love ♥️ and appreciation by nominating outstanding community volunteers, but if you'd like to see them honored and have a delicious breakfast, you can get your tickets for the Annual Service Awards Breakfast 2020!
Follow this link to the main event page and scroll down to check for tickets!
https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/events/2020-fairfax-county-volunteer-service-awards/

Nominations are NOW OPEN! Take this opportunity to nominate those who volunteer tirelessly for to good of our community. Over the last 27 years, Volunteer Fairfax has recognized more than 3,000 individuals for their commitment to the community through a broad range of activities and programs. The no...

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia Registration is open! Practices start the first week of March! This is the 20th ye...
02/13/2020

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia Registration is open! Practices start the first week of March! This is the 20th year so join in to make it extra memorable.
More info can be found in this flyer of theirs, on the page for Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia , or on their website : https://www.gotrnova.org/

The Women's Center
02/12/2020

The Women's Center

When we move at breakneck speed, our mental, emotional, and physical health suffers, impacting relationships and quality of work. Join us for a webinar that will teach you simple techniques to restore your balance. Register here: http://ow.ly/yRUU50yinyA

On Feb 22nd the Fairfax Library Foundation and Friends of Lorton Library are hosting a 21+ Sip N Spell  spelling bee eve...
02/11/2020

On Feb 22nd the Fairfax Library Foundation and Friends of Lorton Library are hosting a 21+ Sip N Spell spelling bee event!
If you've got the chops you can register for $5 as a contestant and buy some 'cheats' if you get stuck, or you can attend for free as an audience member.
Find out more and register either as an audience member or contestant here : https://tinyurl.com/sp8p5yz

Valentine's Day is just around the corner on February 14. As  you shop for gifts, take this great opportunity to increas...
02/10/2020

Valentine's Day is just around the corner on February 14. As you shop for gifts, take this great opportunity to increase our AmazonSmile donations by shopping through @amazonsmile. Designate Volunteer Fairfax as your preferred charity and shop away!

Meet the VF Staff!Kitty Shaw-Gardener grew up in Spain, worked as a journalist for bilingual publications, and taught Sp...
02/10/2020

Meet the VF Staff!

Kitty Shaw-Gardener grew up in Spain, worked as a journalist for bilingual publications, and taught Spanish in public schools. All her application of languages brought her to our ACS program, where we deeply value her volunteered time and skills.
Her motto is "Poco a poco se va lejos," to remind her that big changes happen with small steps.

#KittyIsABilingualQueen

The Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards nomination deadline has been extended!  Volunteer Fairfax will now be accept...
02/10/2020

The Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards nomination deadline has been extended! Volunteer Fairfax will now be accepting nominations through Thursday, February 13th.

Please get your nominations in before the deadline and honor the volunteers who serve your organization. Each year we come together as a community to honor the dedicated volunteers active across Fairfax County.

This is your chance to recognize the people you rely on each and every day. To see a complete list of award categories click on the link:

https://volunteerfairfax.civicore.com/index.php?section=serviceAward&action=nominationForm_new

Women Giving Back
02/10/2020

Women Giving Back

Don't forget! Please support Women Giving Back at Macy's -- Just round up your store purchase amount & donate the extra change, up to 99¢. Please share and help us spread the word. A GREAT excuse to shop til' you drop. Now through February 15th!

02/09/2020

FRESHFARM Markets Winter Farmers Markets are back! Every Saturday and Sunday, you can be sure to find something fresh and delicious at one of their markets all across the area.
Today from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, at Dupont Circle Market, you can find locally produced fresh goods and even use SNAP and food stamps along with other forms of alternate payment. For full information, view the event page on FRESHFARM Markets page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2583899075172640/?event_time_id=2583899105172637

Women empowerment and RE-empowerment is a cause that takes love and dedication. Time To Fly Foundation  dedicates that t...
02/08/2020

Women empowerment and RE-empowerment is a cause that takes love and dedication. Time To Fly Foundation dedicates that time and and gives that love. if you'd like to volunteer to be a part of that, they are appreciative of any volunteer for any sort of activity. to learn about their needs and how you can have a role in their mission, visit this link and follow them on Facebook!

https://www.timetofly.org/get-involved_v2

Volunteer time --> Donor dollarsLearn how to make the shift that opens more avenues of giving to your Volunteers in our ...
02/06/2020
Nonprofit Training Workshops & Webinars | Volunteer Fairfax

Volunteer time --> Donor dollars
Learn how to make the shift that opens more avenues of giving to your Volunteers in our comprehensive Webinar about "Turning Volunteers Into Donors" on February 11th.
Register and learn more about it here: https://tinyurl.com/rh6nf9d

Volunteer Fairfax offers training workshops & webinars. Help your employees more effectively manage volunteers & board members, contact us to sign up for training.

RSVP-Northern Virginia is one of Volunteer Fairfax's many  programs that serve the  community. For more information on v...
02/06/2020

RSVP-Northern Virginia is one of Volunteer Fairfax's many programs that serve the community. For more information on volunteering please visit www.volunteerfairfax.org

Have you signed up for the RSVP-Northern Virginia Feb. 13 Valentine's event? Learn more at http://bit.ly/RSVPvalentines #RSVPNOVA #seniorcorps #babyboomersvolunteer

#VFPartners are doing so much good! Both Britepaths and ACCA - Annandale Christian Community for Action  are going to be...
02/05/2020

#VFPartners are doing so much good! Both Britepaths and ACCA - Annandale Christian Community for Action are going to be at two separate locations of February 8th for Fairfax County Government 's #StuffTheBus drives.
For the full list of locations and times, see below, go to the website, or either page!

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/stuff-the-bus

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay joined County Executive Bryan Hill on this episode of the ...
02/05/2020
Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay and County Executive Bryan Hill -- “Connect with County Leaders” Podcast

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay joined County Executive Bryan Hill on this episode of the “Connect with County Leaders” podcast to share his vision for the future of Fairfax County. Listen in as they discuss the new Board of Supervisors, the importance of regionalism and Census 2020.

The “Connect with County Leaders” podcast is a monthly opportunity to meet and connect with Fairfax County leaders, to learn about the latest county news and information, and hear more on specific Fai

RSVP-Northern Virginia
02/05/2020
RSVP-Northern Virginia

RSVP-Northern Virginia

RSVP-Northern Virginia is holding its first-ever Saturday "Art of Volunteering" seminar for those 55 or better on March 21 at Volunteer Fairfax headquarters in Fairfax City. Register now by visiting https://conta.cc/3baG7QF #seniorvolunteers #retirementplanning

Meet the VF Staff!“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t...
02/04/2020

Meet the VF Staff!

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Brandi Morris, RSVP Program Manager #Brandilovesshoes

Our annual Volunteer Service Awards are coming up but we are still accepting nominations for the awards, so if there is ...
02/04/2020

Our annual Volunteer Service Awards are coming up but we are still accepting nominations for the awards, so if there is anyone at all that you believe deserves to be recognized in this way, nominate them! Nominations close on Feb 7th!

Short term volunteer opportunity:The Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair is in need of category judges! I...
02/04/2020

Short term volunteer opportunity:
The Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair is in need of category judges!

It is a preference that judges hold an advanced degree or possess extensive academic and/or professional experience in the preferred category. However, all interested parties are encouraged to apply. In addition to category judges, chairpersons are needed to help oversee the judging for each category.

Taking place March 20-22, 2020, judges must register by March 17th in order to participate.
Register: https://insys.fcps.edu/ScienceFair/default

Meet the VF Staff!In her role as COO, Emily Swenson works closely with the CEO and the Board to chart Volunteer Fairfax’...
02/03/2020

Meet the VF Staff!

In her role as COO, Emily Swenson works closely with the CEO and the Board to chart Volunteer Fairfax’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. Her twenty-year career with VF began as an intern. #Emilygetsitsdone

02/02/2020

GrandInvolve has got their easy to use new website up and running! if you want to interact and support the local youths in their schooling, give Grand Involve a look and maybe register to be a volunteer: https://www.grandinvolve.org/volunteer-with-us

Across Fairfax County, Fairfax County Government  is bringing back the #StuffTheBus events to benefit local communities ...
02/02/2020

Across Fairfax County, Fairfax County Government is bringing back the #StuffTheBus events to benefit local communities experiencing food insecurity. Through out the month you can go to various stores and find the bus, ready to be stuffed with groceries.
On Feb 8th, the food stuffed in said bus will benefit Britepaths and we would love to see you team up with them to make a real difference!
To see the full schedule and list of locations, click here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/stuff-the-bus

Kids Give Back is hosting a Valentine service project for senior citizens on February 8th. Bring the family out on a Sat...
02/01/2020

Kids Give Back is hosting a Valentine service project for senior citizens on February 8th. Bring the family out on a Saturday to prepare gifts for those often forgotten and share the love ♥️
https://www.facebook.com/events/1516598761839916/

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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 with Volunteer Fairfax.

Volunteer Fairfax engages thousands of volunteers of all ages annually and supports more than 600 member nonprofits and agencies striving to make Northern Virginia a better place for all.

Volunteer Fairfax’s offerings include Volunteers For Change, a program that makes volunteering accessible and fun for busy suburbanites; Alternative Community Service, a program that places a wide range of court-ordered clients in community service positions and RSVP Northern Virginia, a program Volunteer Fairfax co-sponsors with Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria that matches those 55 and better with meaningful and fun volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Fairfax also offers a wide array of training programs that help nonprofits and volunteer groups run more efficiently and for corporations looking to engage their employees in the community, Volunteer Fairfax’s BusinessLink offers customized employee volunteer engagement at sites in Northern Virginia and throughout the Greater Washington DC metro region.

For more information any of Volunteer Fairfax’s programs or to find a volunteer opportunity now, please visit www.volunteerfairfax.org or call 703-246-3460.

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On behalf of the Alexandria MtVernon chapter of Jack and Jill of America, thank you for giving our children and their families an opportunity to serve the invaluable, non-profit organizations in Northern Virginia. Our children thoroughly enjoyed participating in today's event. Thank you, once again. Best, Angela Dorsey Alexandria-Mt. Vernon chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Our staff photographer in front of the camera. Rob, thank you for all your great photos!
Please share: Have you ever thought about volunteering in your community but didn't know where to find opportunities that fit your schedule and interests? Check out Volunteers for Change, a program of Volunteer Fairfax. Volunteers for Change (VFC) provides flexible evening and weekend volunteer projects with a minimal commitment. So when you just have a couple of hours here or there, we can provide meaningful ways to serve others! We will meet in the Fairfax City Hall Council Chambers at 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax VA 22030, on Tuesday, Nov 20 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and share how you can get involved and get you plugged in! Park and enter via the entrance of City Hall facing George Mason Drive and come on it to learn how you can make a difference all over Fairfax County. For more information and to sign up, go to https://bit.ly/2zTr6ko. Feel free to email me with any questions, [email protected].
Hello! Did anyone here change careers because they discovered a new industry or vocation they love through a volunteer project? Perhaps you updated your resume from a long career break and this lead to your ideal job. I'm writing an article and need real-life perspectives. Thank you so much for sharing!
Have you ever thought about volunteering in your community but didn't know where to find opportunities that fit your schedule and interests? Check out Volunteers for Change, a program of Volunteer Fairfax. Volunteers for Change (VFC) provides flexible evening and weekend volunteer projects with a minimal commitment. So when you just have a couple of hours here or there, we can provide meaningful ways to serve others! We will meet at the Corner Coffee House at 10655 Fairfax Blvd, Sunday, Nov 4 from 3-4 p.m. to share how you can get involved and get you plugged in! Grab your favorite coffee drink and head upstairs to learn how you can make a difference all over Fairfax County. For more information and to sign up, go to https://bit.ly/2SxZPMK. Feel free to email me with any questions, [email protected].
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Inspiring stories of volunteers who are making a difference in our community
RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer Shelley Brosnan is at the beer garden tonight in Fairfax City. Volunteers for Change, a program of Volunteer Fairfax is running the beer garden tonight at the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation #RocktheBlock The fun continues until 9:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help with flood clean up at Bull Run Regional Park on Friday, July 27. Read below to learn how you can get involved.
Heads up 55+! Picture yourself here... How? Sign up for free seminar on volunteering on July 17, Lorton Library.
Now coming to our area on July 9th. Do join us for a conversation between the co-author Joshua Pollock and Sr Jenna at Kay Spirituality Centre In DC from 6:30- 7:30pm. Free Event. RSVP [email protected]