Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions

Volunteer Solutions is a partnership program of Fairfax County Virginia's Department of Family Services, Health Department, and Neighborhood and Community Services.

Mission: We mobilize and connect volunteers with meaningful opportunities to improve the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities.

Would you like to do something special to honor Black History month? There are two great opportunities to do so this wee...
02/18/2020

Would you like to do something special to honor Black History month? There are two great opportunities to do so this week. On Friday evening (2/21) there will be a special event held at the Government Center, with our Fairfax County Executive, Bryan Hill, as the keynote speaker. There will be music, entertainment and light refreshments. The link for more information is in the comments. On Saturday, February 22, starting at Noon, Bailey's Community Center in Falls will also be hosting their own celebration.

Fairfax County 50+
02/18/2020

Fairfax County 50+

Get the help and support you need to find your African American roots! Emma Marshall of the African American Special Interest Group/FX Genealogical Society and Virginia Room Librarian Laura Wickstead tell you how on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast with Jim Person. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/african-american-genealogy-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. Then find out more at https://fxgs.org/cpage.php?pt=18#African%20American%20SIG

U.S. Department of the Interior
02/17/2020

U.S. Department of the Interior

Happy Presidents’ Day (officially known as Washington’s Birthday)! What better way to celebrate the birthday of our first president-- George Washington -- than with this gorgeous photo of the monument built to honor him. A 555-foot marble obelisk, the Washington Monument towers over the National Mall & Memorial Parks in the heart of our nation’s capital and the city named after the man himself: Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Kaye.

We enjoyed hosting RSVP-Northern Virginia's volunteers and taking them on tours of the Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Car...
02/14/2020
RSVP-Northern Virginia

We enjoyed hosting RSVP-Northern Virginia's volunteers and taking them on tours of the Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center and South County Senior Center. Thank you to the Fairfax County Health Department staff for speaking with the group!

Thank you to more than 20 RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers who created close to 300 Valentine's Day Cards today, Feb. 13, for local seniors at the annual Valentine's Meet & Greet and Spread the Love service project today at the South County Government Center. Thank you to our friends at Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions for partnering with us on this project. Read more and see photos at
http://rsvpnova.blog/2020/02/13/thank-you-volunteers-for-spreading-the-love-with-rsvp-on-february-13/ #SeniorCorps #Seniorcorpscares

RSVP-Northern Virginia
02/14/2020

RSVP-Northern Virginia

Interesting #ValentinesDay Facts

There are approximately 1 billion Valentine`s Day cards exchanged every year in the U.S. alone.
-At least 9 million people buy their pets a gift on Valentine`s Day.
-There are approximately 50 million roses given on Valentine`s Day around the world.

But you know what the best gift you can give others?

Your time and talents!

If you are 55 "or better," volunteer with RSVP-Northern Virginia today by visiting www.rsvpnova.org

Fairfax County 50+
02/12/2020

Fairfax County 50+

Do you have documents that need shredding? Fairfax County is offering FREE secure document shredding. These events are only open to Fairfax County residents (not businesses) along with residents of the Towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Find details here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/document-shredding

The Volunteer Solutions Flyer Fairy was busy distributing important information on volunteer needs, such as Meals on Whe...
02/05/2020

The Volunteer Solutions Flyer Fairy was busy distributing important information on volunteer needs, such as Meals on Wheels Coordinators, drivers and Farsi and Spanish speakers, to several community centers and libraries. Can you guess where she was from these artistic and whimsical clues? The answer is in the comments.

Our much-appreciated outreach volunteers, Ligia Ramirez and Susan Dussinger, joined Jeannine Purdy (South County Regiona...
02/01/2020

Our much-appreciated outreach volunteers, Ligia Ramirez and Susan Dussinger, joined Jeannine Purdy (South County Regional Volunteer Manager) at the Mount Vernon Town Hall event. It was a fun way to connect with the local community.

02/01/2020
Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure in Northern Virginia – Newsroom

Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure in Northern Virginia – Newsroom

Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure in Northern Virginia January 31, 2020 Media Contact: Tina Dale – 703-246-8642 Northern Virginia Health Departments Are Working Together to Identify People Who Are at Risk (Fairfax, Va.)— Out of an abundance of caution, Health Dis...

We are very grateful to have the invaluable services of the Community Services Board! They led another Mental Health Fir...
02/01/2020

We are very grateful to have the invaluable services of the Community Services Board! They led another Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults training for our active Volunteer Solutions volunteers. This one was held in Reston and led by Lori Naveda and Tyrone White.

Fairfax County Police Department
01/24/2020

Fairfax County Police Department

Did you know that January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Fairfax County? On Monday Jan. 27th Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, along with other community organizations, are hosting a free screening of “Nameless,” a documentary about child sex trafficking in Washington D.C. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the issues addressed in the documentary.
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Find out more about the screening at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/domestic-sexual-violence/human-trafficking-awareness-month/events
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#FCPD #KnowTheSigns #HTAM #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth #HumanTraffickingAwareness #Community #Police #Police #LawEnforcement #FirstResponders

01/21/2020
Are you an organized person who wants a great opportunity to add to your leadership experience? Put your valuable traits...
01/16/2020

Are you an organized person who wants a great opportunity to add to your leadership experience? Put your valuable traits to good use and help your community in a meaningful way! The Reston/Herndon and Alexandria regions need volunteer leaders for their Meals on Wheels routes. There will be training and support. If this isn't for you, you can still help by sharing this post!
Here are two dedicated MOW volunteers, Jamilah, (long-time driver/coordinator) and Joan (long-time driver). You might be smiling like this, too, after you join Volunteer Solutions.

Here is the link for more information:
https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/opp_details/185304

Fairfax County 50+
01/10/2020

Fairfax County 50+

They boast it's the only US library named for Explorer Richard Byrd. This Springfield library has plenty more to boast about including a strong community following that "stands in line before opening" each morning to take advantage of the tech assistance, community meetings, classic movies and more. And, yes, they also come for the books. "It's a place where the community comes toegether and feels safe," says Friends Pres. Judy Perry. Tune in to Fairfax 50+ Podcast with Judy, Branch Manager Valerie Suttee and Host Jim Person at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/all-about-community-at-richard-byrd-library-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. Then check it out at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

We wish you all a healthy and happy 2020!
01/01/2020

We wish you all a healthy and happy 2020!

Happy Holidays!
12/24/2019

Happy Holidays!

Looking for a way to tell friends about Volunteer Solutions? Share this podcast with them! Listen in to hear Theresa Bro...
12/19/2019
Volunteer Solutions Fairfax Area Agency on Aging -- County Conversation Podcast (Dec. 18, 2019)

Looking for a way to tell friends about Volunteer Solutions? Share this podcast with them! Listen in to hear Theresa Brown, the director of Volunteer Solutions, talk about providing meaningful volunteer opportunities to improve the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities in Fairfax County.

The County Conversation is a podcast featuring employees and subject matter experts from the Fairfax County Government discussing programs, services and items of interest to residents of Fairfax Count

12/16/2019

We could gush for days about how wonderful the following groups, businesses and community members are for their contributions to the 2019 Holiday Project! You could feel the love that went into this meaningful endeavor. A huge "thank you" to the following for brightening this holiday season for so many:
-Baileys Rotary Club - gift card donations totaling close to $3000!

-Calvary Hill Baptist Church - beautiful, handmade lap blankets, quilts, shawls, and wheelchair bags. They also donated baby blankets and hats, which were given to Child Protective Services.

-Young Men's Service League of Vienna/Oakton (YMSLVO)- homemade cookies, plus homemade diabetic cookies

-Girl Scouts - homemade cookies, plus homemade diabetic cookies and handmade placemats

-St. John Neumann Catholic Church and Church of Latter Day Saints Great Falls Ward – purchased and assembled 600 (!)care packages with toiletries, 300 of which were distributed to senior centers

-Pet Supplies Plus (Falls Church) and Weber’s Pet Supermarket (Fairfax)- treats and toys for cats and dogs

Volunteer Solutions is grateful to Pet Supplies Plus (PSP) in Falls Church for their annual support of the Adult and Agi...
12/09/2019

Volunteer Solutions is grateful to Pet Supplies Plus (PSP) in Falls Church for their annual support of the Adult and Aging Holiday Project! They allowed us to put this box and signs out for customers to donate treats and toys for older adults and adults with disabilities on limited incomes, with dogs or cats. PSP has also contributed items as needed and we appreciate their support. Thank you as well to all the community members who donated!

Fairfax County 50+
12/09/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Fairfax County's Silver Shield Campaign lead, Melissa Smarr, disucsses current scams including the holiday gift cards scam on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. She also reviews upcoming anti-scam events including the third Annual Scam Jam scheduled for April.

Tune in now at:
https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/the-silver-shield-anti-scam-campaign-fairfax-50-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Report scams and unlicensed solicitors to the Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency Line at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

Fairfax County Police Department
12/09/2019

Fairfax County Police Department

2nd Lt. Chuck Riddle from our Tysons Urban Team provides valuable holiday shopping safety tips on this week’s County Conversation podcast. One tip he gives is that while shopping for electronics on sites like eBay, “if the deal is too good to be true, it probably is.” Shoppers should be wary of any drastically low prices on new merchandise and electronics, it could be stolen or a counterfeit product 🚫
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Click the link to hear more tips ➡️ https://tinyurl.com/vvhrgn5 🎧
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#FCPD #Podcast #ShopSafely #HolidaySafety #LawEnforcement

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 3327 for making these cheerful, homemade placemats! We'll be giving them to older adults a...
12/07/2019

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 3327 for making these cheerful, homemade placemats! We'll be giving them to older adults and adults with disabilities right here in Fairfax County.

12/06/2019

This International Volunteer Day we want to thank all who help their communities! You make a difference and we appreciate your time and efforts. If you, or a friend, are interested in finding a volunteer opportunity through Volunteer Solutions, check this out-- https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/volunteer_home

We are grateful to all who donated to help furry family members of older adults and adults with disabilities on limited ...
12/05/2019

We are grateful to all who donated to help furry family members of older adults and adults with disabilities on limited incomes.🐈🐾 Thank you, Weber's, for allowing us to collect gifts.

Today is Giving Tuesday. We thank all of you who give of your time and volunteer with warmth and kindness!
12/03/2019

Today is Giving Tuesday. We thank all of you who give of your time and volunteer with warmth and kindness!

11/28/2019
Have you been wondering how you can make a difference in your community? Take that exciting leap into volunteering with ...
11/18/2019

Have you been wondering how you can make a difference in your community? Take that exciting leap into volunteering with Volunteer Solutions! We have a wide variety of supportive activities you could potentially do. We can help you help someone else one-on-one or in group settings. Meals on Wheels leaders needed especially in Reston/Herndon and Franconia. Link for more info is in the comments.

Are you organized? Would you like to hone your leadership skills while making a big difference helping vulnerable member...
11/07/2019
Volunteering - Fairfax County Virginia

Are you organized? Would you like to hone your leadership skills while making a big difference helping vulnerable members of your community with nutrition?Volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinators are urgently needed in the following regions: Alexandria (Franconia) and Reston/Herndon. Please share this post with others!

Volunteering - Fairfax County Virginia

Fairfax County 50+
11/07/2019

Fairfax County 50+

On the latest Fairfax 50+ Podcast, Senior Medicare Patrol's Martin Bailey discusses how Medicare Fraud is costing $60-90 billion a year - considerably more than the costs of Homeland Security and NIH-sponsored medical research. He tells us what WE can do to fight back. Tune in at
https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/medicare-fraud-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. Report Medicare Fraud at 1-800-938-8885 and find out more at www.virginiasmp.com.

Fairfax County 50+
10/31/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Find out what a 94-year-old Marine Corps veteran and retired county math teacher learned as a child that helped him survive World War II. Then find out where the Medicare 101 trainings are taking place, how to find a free caregiver consultation, and clothes dryer safety tips from Rebuilding Together and the Fire Department. And don’t miss Chef Das’ delicious recipe for Budapest Chicken Paprikash.

Check it out online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TJ2Law9c4NCK5QYcyKT-c25Avki1rOke/view. Then consider ordering a free subscription at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette

10/29/2019
Medicare

Medicare Expert Bill Vaughan discusses what You need to know to make wise decisions on your health care coverage. Tune in to Fairfax 50+ Podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/…/medicare-and-vicap-with-bill-vaugh… - And then look for an upcoming Medicare 101 near you at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/calendar/ShowCalendar.aspx?C=10&keyword=Medicare&searchframe=annual&fbclid=IwAR2IkBua3cgHRsnBS1WnVsBZ0IMp4zWLyXCsd_G1R5bfzdsMaB2wk8vih3c

Medicare plans change yearly. Even if you’re happy with your current plan, look at the 2020 version for changes, and compare it to your other options to see how your plan stacks up. https://go.cms.gov/2pG8ymd #MedicareOE

Fairfax County 50+
10/23/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Jacquie Rich teaches technology at the county’s 14 senior centers and has learned a thing or two about county seniors. For one thing, she says, “Very few are intimidated by technology.” Tune in to find out what her program can offer you. Listen to the full interview at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/teaching-technology-at-county-senior-centers-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00 and find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/seniorcenters or by calling 703-324-4600.

Address

12011 Government Center Pkwy Suite 708
Fairfax, VA
22035

For information on how to reach this location using public transportation, visit www.fairfaxconnector.com 703-339-7200; TTY 703-339-1608 or www.wmata.com 202-637-7000; TTY 202-638-3780.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(703) 324-5406

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