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.
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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.

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.

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

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#ValentinesChallenge registration is open! Officially on the 16th of January, the drop-off timeline spans a week. This e...
01/08/2021
Volunteer Fairfax

#ValentinesChallenge registration is open! Officially on the 16th of January, the drop-off timeline spans a week. This event has some new aspects this year so be sure to register and read through everything here: tinyurl.com/4wjeaagx
#MLKDay2021 #GiveTogether #communityservice #MLKDay2021 #GiveTogether #ValentinesChallenge #volunteerfairfax #VFMLK2021

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Cold snaps are dangerous for vulnerable populations of Fairfax area. For years the Hypothermia shelters have provided wa...
01/07/2021

Cold snaps are dangerous for vulnerable populations of Fairfax area. For years the Hypothermia shelters have provided warm sanctuary for those who need it, Dec-March. The program continues in the new year, read more about how it operates in COVID: https://tinyurl.com/ya8jurhc

Taking in an animal is a big commitment, but it can really help local animal shelters. When looking online, you can see ...
01/06/2021
Latest Pets To Go Up For Adoption In The Fairfax City Area

Taking in an animal is a big commitment, but it can really help local animal shelters. When looking online, you can see animals as well as the shelter's specific needs. Reach out to a shelter nearby. In the mean time, check out these adoptable cuties from Fairfax animal shelters: https://tinyurl.com/y978sfje

Animal shelters in the Fairfax City area put these pets up for adoption over the past week.

While #Week6 of #tenweeksofservice wasn't announced, the goal was to spread #holidaycheer throughout the week of Christm...
01/04/2021

While #Week6 of #tenweeksofservice wasn't announced, the goal was to spread #holidaycheer throughout the week of Christmas and beyond! This week is #week7 and theme is #SupportLocalNonprofits! It's easy to do, with more opportunities emerging for safe service and giving.

Reminder to keep your holiday lights up until January 31 for @hcavirginia and your local healthcare workers! Post and sh...
01/04/2021

Reminder to keep your holiday lights up until January 31 for @hcavirginia and your local healthcare workers!
Post and share with #LightsUp4Heroes and tag your local healthcare facility.
Let's recognize the hard working people on the #frontlines

Check out this video about #MartinLutherKingJr, life and legacy. https://tinyurl.com/y7mjb5bdCheck out our event site fo...
01/03/2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Check out this video about #MartinLutherKingJr, life and legacy.
https://tinyurl.com/y7mjb5bd

Check out our event site for the MLK Weekend of Service, #GiveTogether and #ValentinesChallenge: https://tinyurl.com/ycncs5go
#MLKDay2021

A short documentary produced by Studies Weekly about Martin Luther King Jr. and the day that celebrates him for teachers and students to use in their classroom.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2021 bring positive change for us all!
01/01/2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2021 bring positive change for us all!

Today is the LAST day to DOUBLE your impact with our 1:1 Board Match of up to $7000! We need your help as we remain #Uni...
12/31/2020

Today is the LAST day to DOUBLE your impact with our 1:1 Board Match of up to $7000! We need your help as we remain #UnitedAsOne into the new year. Help us organize more opportunities for community engagement and emergency response initiatives.
Give here: https://tinyurl.com/y5r9tzam

It is important for kids to understand why #MLKDay exists but it can be hard to find the words. Luckily there are lots o...
12/30/2020
How to Talk to Kids About MLK Day and the Civil Rights Movement

It is important for kids to understand why #MLKDay exists but it can be hard to find the words. Luckily there are lots of parent guides to getting your kids engaged, like this one from Scholastic :
https://tinyurl.com/y8xsno5x
#MLKDay2021 #GiveTogether #ValentinesChallenge #Serve

Learn how to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his work meaningful for children today and forever.

With the pandemic, food insecurity has increased and put strain on local organizations to do more. Non-profits have incr...
12/29/2020
More Fairfax County Residents Lean on Nonprofits for Weekly Groceries During Pandemic

With the pandemic, food insecurity has increased and put strain on local organizations to do more. Non-profits have increased their programs and reach, as well as modifying programs for safety. Read about how #VFPartners got involved and the community impact: https://tinyurl.com/y9osu97d
#COVIDResponse Food for Others #foodforothers

More people in Fairfax County are facing food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as illustrated by increased requests to the county and local pantries for groceries. Fairfax County received 5,980 requests for emergency food from Mar. 1 to Dec. 21 of this year, a 56% increase from

We are in the last 48 hours of the 1:1 match for #UnitedAsOne! Double your impact! In fact, if you donate $50 before the...
12/29/2020

We are in the last 48 hours of the 1:1 match for #UnitedAsOne! Double your impact! In fact, if you donate $50 before the 31st, you're actually giving $100, which honors and thanks a Volunteer Service Award recipient for their community service achievements.
#UAO #EndofYearGiving

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves" Bill...
12/28/2020

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves" Bill Vaughan

What a year its been! We as a community have faced much together. While tough, it also brought heartwarming moments, keeping us #UnitedAsOne.

(Pictured in the collage below are highlights from the past year, including volunteers from VolunteerFest2020, volunteers from Give Together 2020, our Virtual Volunteer Service Awards staff breakfast/celebration, a partnership with Giant Foods, and our CEO receiving masks from an important community group, all over laid with #UnitedAsOne in the middle)

Did you get a new appliance for Christmas, even though you have a decent one at home? Or maybe you're looking to keep th...
12/27/2020
Give a gift for the holidays! Check out our Holiday Wish List! | Pathway Homes

Did you get a new appliance for Christmas, even though you have a decent one at home? Or maybe you're looking to keep the giving spirit going this season. Either way, please take a look at @PathwayHomes' wishlist. You can help fulfill specific needs: https://tinyurl.com/ycx2c8f7

Give a gift for the holidays! Check out our Holiday Wish List! Click Here To View Our Holiday Wish List! Happy Holidays! The winter months are upon us and we are so grateful for all of the support and donations that allow us to provide warm shelter and mental health services to those we serve. We ho...

Leading up to the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service, we want to share with you the importance of his legacy and ...
12/26/2020

Leading up to the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service, we want to share with you the importance of his legacy and what it means for communities like ours.

From AmeriCorps "Dr. King recognized the power of service. Observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making your community a better place."
Learn more from AmeriCorps page about this Holiday and how to serve: https://tinyurl.com/y3qwbvwh

#MLKJrDay2021 #MartinLutherKingJr #CommuntiyService #GiveTogether #ValentinesChallenge

HCA Virginia Healthcare is asking residents, business, and community to keep their holiday lights up through January 31 ...
12/25/2020

HCA Virginia Healthcare is asking residents, business, and community to keep their holiday lights up through January 31 to recognize those working in healthcare.
Things you can do:
🎄Delay taking down your holiday lights until January 31st
🎄Help spread this message.
🎄Share photos of your neighborhood or your own home
with the hashtag #LightsUp4Heroes and a tag to your local
healthcare facility
🎄 Thank your healthcare heroes for all they are doing to end
this pandemic and treat those who are fighting for their lives

#thankyou #healthcareworkers #frontlineworkers #essentialworkers

Merry Christmas! Spend this day with family (in the safest way possible) and rest before the new year begins.  Spread jo...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas! Spend this day with family (in the safest way possible) and rest before the new year begins. Spread joy when you can and be merry.

Enjoy Christmas Eve! Spend time with those around you and rest before the new year begins.
12/24/2020

Enjoy Christmas Eve! Spend time with those around you and rest before the new year begins.

A big thank you to our first Gold Supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service - @CGI_USA! Thank you for suppo...
12/24/2020

A big thank you to our first Gold Supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service - @CGI_USA! Thank you for supporting our community and Dr. King's Legacy!
CGI's Official Page #GiveTogehter #ValentinesChallenge #GoldSupporter #MLKDay2021 #Thankyou #CGI

The 2020 County Mask goal has not only been reached but exceeded! You've seen progress on Volunteer Fairfax - VET, and i...
12/23/2020
Cloth Face Mask Donations Exceed 2020 Goal Thanks to the Community - Fairfax County Emergency Information

The 2020 County Mask goal has not only been reached but exceeded! You've seen progress on Volunteer Fairfax - VET, and it has been done!Thank you to everyone who made masks, dropped them off, or dropped off fabric.
Read more about this effort : https://tinyurl.com/yd4mps4o

T hanks to the incredibly generous support from our community, Fairfax County has exceeded its goal this year for cloth face mask donations. In total, 77,010 cloth face coverings were donated and distributed this year. To provide free masks to the most vulnerable, including low-income families, the....

This week is about #SpecialPlaces like @NStreetVillage, which works to support empowerment and recovery of women. They h...
12/23/2020

This week is about #SpecialPlaces like @NStreetVillage, which works to support empowerment and recovery of women. They have a simple guide to helping out during this time and many resources on their website: https://tinyurl.com/nstreetvil
#TenWeeksofService #VFPartners N Street Village

#SupportSeniors this week or more long term, with The Armed Forces Retirement Home - Official. Reach out to see what you...
12/23/2020

#SupportSeniors this week or more long term, with The Armed Forces Retirement Home - Official. Reach out to see what you can do safely at this time through this link: https://www.afrh.gov/volunteer
#ArmedForces #Veterans #TenWeeksofService #VFPartners

#TenWeeksOfService #Week5 Senior Citizens in care communities may be feeling even less holly jolly this season, so do wh...
12/22/2020

#TenWeeksOfService #Week5 Senior Citizens in care communities may be feeling even less holly jolly this season, so do what you can from a distance. Write cards for the centers or decorate the outdoor areas. #GCU

The VF Board increased their match pledge to $7000 which is AMAZING! But, it only lasts until the 31st, so please, if yo...
12/21/2020

The VF Board increased their match pledge to $7000 which is AMAZING! But, it only lasts until the 31st, so please, if you are able donate today: https://tinyurl.com/utq2xx7
Share #UnitedAsOne to your networks & spread the word about this opportunity to DOUBLE donation impact.

Another way to support and help local #Furryfriends is to check shelter wish lists! You may be surprised by what can be ...
12/20/2020

Another way to support and help local #Furryfriends is to check shelter wish lists! You may be surprised by what can be donated. Here is the list for Humane Society of Fairfax County: https://tinyurl.com/ya2gzakc
#TenWeeksOfService #GCU #UnitedAsOne #HolidayService Ready Fairfax

#VFPartner @petsbringjoy has opportunities for you to help our furry friends, in COVID-safe ways. Check out their list o...
12/19/2020

#VFPartner @petsbringjoy has opportunities for you to help our furry friends, in COVID-safe ways. Check out their list of programs on their website , here: https://tinyurl.com/y8ffocdy
#TenWeeksofService #FurryFriends Pets Bring Joy Rescue
#holidayservice Ready Fairfax

Tonight is the last day of Chanukah/Hanukkah! This last night is known as Zose Hanukkah, Zos Hanukkah or Zot Hanukkah.
12/18/2020

Tonight is the last day of Chanukah/Hanukkah! This last night is known as Zose Hanukkah, Zos Hanukkah or Zot Hanukkah.

#Week4 of #TenWeeksofService is Feed our Furry Friends!  Adopt today if you're serious about a new pet, or if that commi...
12/18/2020

#Week4 of #TenWeeksofService is Feed our Furry Friends! Adopt today if you're serious about a new pet, or if that commitment isn't right for you, consider making and donating treats or blankets to shelters.
Holiday service guide here: https://tinyurl.com/y6zc6ekc

Community member Isabel Aldaba is hosting more drives this holiday season! On Sat, Dec 19, they will be accepting Food B...
12/17/2020

Community member Isabel Aldaba is hosting more drives this holiday season!
On Sat, Dec 19, they will be accepting Food Basket donations. While there is a need for complete baskets, volunteers can also accept individual items to combine later into baskets!
Donations will be given to non-profit Koinonia.
#GCU #HolidayService #TenWeeksofService Ready Fairfax

Today we are going to thank and honor one of our Silver Supporters for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service: @LifeA...
12/17/2020

Today we are going to thank and honor one of our Silver Supporters for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service: @LifeAtNetApp ! Thank you Net App for supporting this event and the community!
#MLKDay2021 #SilverSupporter #NetApp Life At NetApp

Please remember any of the food pantries near you right now. They are in serious need of your financial or grocery donat...
12/17/2020

Please remember any of the food pantries near you right now. They are in serious need of your financial or grocery donation. This link will take you to a page on our website listing out many of them: https://tinyurl.com/yycvwzdd
Ready Fairfax #Foodbanks #foodinsecurity

Last month, a civic wave hit our nation – and in this The Chronicle of Philanthropy , @PointsofLight President & CEO Nat...
12/16/2020
To Ride the Growing Civic Wave, Nonprofits Need to Find New Ways to Engage Supporters

Last month, a civic wave hit our nation – and in this The Chronicle of Philanthropy , @PointsofLight President & CEO Natalye Paquin explores how nonprofits and their funders, can ride this wave to be relevant, instead of getting swept aside. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/to-ride-the-growing-civic-wave-nonprofits-need-to-find-new-ways-to-engage-supporters

The November election and the massive civic engagement that preceded it, demonstrate the importance of deploying every asset that volunteers and donors bring to a cause.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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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.

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Thanks for all that you are doing! Added you into a growing list of businesses/orgs that people can help and support during these very challenging times: Map http://bit.ly/2UgHcP8 and List http://bit.ly/2IXQL00
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].
What a great project!
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]