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.

Our volunteers attended an informative training in Fairfax on "Understanding and Caring for a person with Dementia". A h...
06/25/2019

Our volunteers attended an informative training in Fairfax on "Understanding and Caring for a person with Dementia". A huge "thank you" to Lindsey Vajpeyi from Insight Memory Care and Wegmans for donating the delicious coffee!

It appears that one of the secrets to living a long life is volunteering on an ongoing basis. It's a theory that is well...
06/24/2019
Del Mar woman still volunteers for Meals on Wheels at 100 years old

It appears that one of the secrets to living a long life is volunteering on an ongoing basis. It's a theory that is well-worth testing. Volunteer Solutions will gladly welcome you and help you in this endeavor! :) https://www.delmartimes.net/lifestyle/sd-cm-nc-rachel-reed-20190523-htmlstory.html?fbclid=IwAR0K5acr44uInbRzRYRzb020gTs074vH_QYW6yyP0ntO3JRiJeoHZFq6ed4

Rachel Reed has lived in Del Mar for more than 50 years. For 33 of those years, she’s been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Fairfax County 50+
06/24/2019

Fairfax County 50+

At McLean Community Village Association, "you find a great network of people who will be your friends for the rest of your life," says Kay Bransford on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. Kay joins Steve Morrison in a discussion of how their group works to make McLean a more "aging friendly" community. Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/mclean-community-village-association-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. To learn more about the county's village programs, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor

Joan Wiley has been delivering Meals on Wheels in the Fairfax area for 10 years! Thank you to our invaluable volunteer f...
06/17/2019

Joan Wiley has been delivering Meals on Wheels in the Fairfax area for 10 years! Thank you to our invaluable volunteer for your time and dedication to brightening the lives of older adults in your community. We have so many of these unsung heroes who help others without any fanfare and we appreciate you, all. If you're interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels driver or leader, or doing any other tasks, please email [email protected].

Fairfax County 50+
06/11/2019

Fairfax County 50+

On the latest edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, meet Fairfax Station resident, Art Mitchell. This zoologist recently transitioned from a 40 year career as an international environmental consultant to a certified life coach specializing in something called, conscious aging.

He is also the author of the newly published, “Grateful, Not Dead” - a retirement guide that invites you to an odyssey of self- discovery with chapter titles lifted from Grateful Dead songs.

Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/conscious-aging-with-grateful-not-dead-author-art-mitchell-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Volunteer Solutions is very grateful to Richard's Tree Service for donating their services and removing a large, disease...
06/11/2019

Volunteer Solutions is very grateful to Richard's Tree Service for donating their services and removing a large, diseased tree from an older gentleman's property! Thank you for your generosity and kindness! Your time and efforts are deeply appreciated. http://richardstreeservice.com/

The Fairfax County Police Department is now recruiting for the Teen Police Academy and the Future Women Leaders in Law E...
06/10/2019

The Fairfax County Police Department is now recruiting for the Teen Police Academy and the Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement, to encourage diversity in law enforcement. Although the Fairfax County Police Department is more diverse today than in previous years, the Department continues to seek opportunities to ensure its membership is reflective of the community it serves. There are two goals of the Teen Police Academy (July 8-12) and the Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (August 5-9) programs. The first is to encourage those who attend to consider a career in law enforcement. The second is to educate participants about policing.

Class size is limited to 25 students. Students will engage in hands-on activities. Participants are expected to attend all classes. The deadline to register is this Friday, June 14. These programs are at no cost to participants.

Fairfax County 50+
06/07/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Registration for the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) has begun. 🏌️‍♂️🏊‍♀️🚴‍♂️ NVSO includes more than 60 events that exercise the mind as well as the body! included are Pickleball, Dominoes–Mexican, Basketball, Bowling, Yo-Yo, 5K Road Race, Swimming, Cycling, Pool, Golf and many more! Competitors must be at least 50 years old by Dec. 31, 2019. The games run Sept. 14-28. Visit www.nvso.us.

Fairfax County 50+
06/07/2019

Fairfax County 50+

“Sentimental Journey Singers” is a new chorus for those diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. The program is offered by Insight Memory Care Center and Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral program for singers 55+. Stop by the Open House on July 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. Rehearsals start Sept. 9. Find out more below 👇 http://encorecreativity.org/news-2/201-introducing-the-sentimental-journey-singers

06/06/2019

A huge “thank you” to the employees of our long-time partner, Fannie Mae, for pulling weeds, cutting branches, chopping bamboo, clearing debris, painting siding and making an older person’s outdoor spaces usable and beautiful again! They came in two waves of worker bees. The City of Fairfax Public Works department was very instrumental as well by picking up loads of debris! Thank you very much to ALL who made a difference to this grateful homeowner.

Here are some of the effusive comments that the extremely grateful Helping Hands homeowner expressed, "Today is such a s...
05/30/2019

Here are some of the effusive comments that the extremely grateful Helping Hands homeowner expressed, "Today is such a special day for me. My house is so beautiful now! Thank you SO much. I will remember you for my whole life."

A BIG "shout out" to Shirley, Mary, Eduardo and Diana (latter three are county employees who used their V-16 leave) for cleaning layers of nicotine and more, off multiple surfaces. Helping Hands recipients benefit by having cleaner homes, and also- equally as important- because they feel that others care about them.

Talk about a unique volunteer opportunity! Consider participating in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise ...
05/25/2019
Fairfax County Capital Fortitude Exercise

Talk about a unique volunteer opportunity! Consider participating in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to respond to an anthrax attack.

Fairfax County Health Department is calling for volunteers on July 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to travel through a simulated medication dispensing site at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015. Register to participate here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfax-county-capital-fortitude-exercise-tickets-58011488925

Thank you for your interest in participating in Fairfax County's Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise. This exercise is part of the National Capital Region's "Capital Fortitude" full-scale exercise. During this drill, trained Fairfax County staff and volunteers will assist volunteers (that's you!) thr...

As part of our “Helping Hands” project, these volunteers from Parkwood Baptist Church lent their gardening talents t...
05/24/2019

As part of our “Helping Hands” project, these volunteers from Parkwood Baptist Church lent their gardening talents to beautify a client’s yard. Thank you!

Fairfax County 50+
05/23/2019

Fairfax County 50+

On this edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, RSVP's Rob Paine and Ken Kozloff tell you everything you need to know about the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. The event is planned for September 14th through the 28th and registration for competiors and event volunteers will be opeing soon. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-plus-podcast-northern-virginia-senior-olympics?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Go to www.nvso.us for information about competing and
www.rsvpnova.org to volunteer. You can also call 703-403-5360.

05/21/2019

May is Older Americans Month. Volunteer Solutions takes on indoor and outdoor Helping Hands projects with our invaluable volunteers- group partners or individuals. We are very grateful to the Young Men's Service League of Oakton-Vienna for their annual, hard work and dedication to making a difference in the lives of Fairfax County's older adults! Thank you very much! Take a look at what they were up to.

Shout out to Wave and Will from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?! They dove right in and donated their services to assist an older adult ...
05/16/2019

Shout out to Wave and Will from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?! They dove right in and donated their services to assist an older adult in getting a fresh start. What an amazing duo, can’t thank you enough!

This is the difference that one volunteer can make!
05/15/2019

This is the difference that one volunteer can make!

Don't miss this free, Office of Emergency Management family event on Saturday, May 18, in Falls Church! There will be fa...
05/13/2019

Don't miss this free, Office of Emergency Management family event on Saturday, May 18, in Falls Church! There will be face painting and other activities. A free lunch will be provided, too! Please share with others.

We greatly appreciate our community outreach volunteers! Two of our stars, Brian and Razel, represented us at the Lorton...
05/08/2019

We greatly appreciate our community outreach volunteers! Two of our stars, Brian and Razel, represented us at the Lorton Community Action Center Hope and Health festival.

We would like to send a big THANK YOU out to Paxton Record Retention Inc. & Paxton Van Lines for their generous donation...
05/03/2019

We would like to send a big THANK YOU out to Paxton Record Retention Inc. & Paxton Van Lines for their generous donation of boxes, and packaging supplies, to help our clients who are receiving volunteer project support to de-clutter their homes! The Paxton Companies

05/01/2019
50+ Employment Expo Connects Job Seekers and Employers

50+ Employment Expo Connects Job Seekers and Employers

From networking options to resume assistance and job placement, the 50+ Employment Expo helped connect older adults to employment opportunities. More informa...

Fairfax County 50+
05/01/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Olli Players' Kathie West and Michelle Blandburg tell Jim Person all about their two new programs: One is billed as a High Tea with History and the other is their latest performance entitled, Sherlock Bones Solves the Unfortunate Demise of Elvis. Tune in now to this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast! https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/fairfax-50-plus-podcasts Call the OLLI registrar at 703-503-3384 extension 221 to register for the programs.

Hundreds of people attended and enjoyed the 50+ Employment Expo today! They met potential employers, got their resumes r...
04/30/2019

Hundreds of people attended and enjoyed the 50+ Employment Expo today! They met potential employers, got their resumes reviewed, attended workshops, and listened to a phenomenal keynote speaker. Hillary Howard (currently with WTOP/former NBC news anchor) spoke about youth and aging with raw candor and humor that had her audience riveted. Her inspiring message was to accept aging/wrinkles and honor the value of life experience.

Fairfax County 50+
04/29/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Do you have a lovable pet who would enjoy putting a smile on someone's face? Fairfax Pets On Wheels volunteers take their pets to visit people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Find out more about volunteering here: https://fairfaxpetsonwheels.com

Are you in the Falls Church area today? Come out to a free health fair at James Lee community center and say "Hi" to our...
04/27/2019

Are you in the Falls Church area today? Come out to a free health fair at James Lee community center and say "Hi" to our wonderful outreach volunteer, Jeri! There are many vendors providing great resources and free services.

It's tomorrow, Saturday, April 27.
04/26/2019
AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

It's tomorrow, Saturday, April 27.

Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shiel...

AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event
04/23/2019
AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shiel...

Fairfax County 50+
04/12/2019

Fairfax County 50+

What to expect from Operation Scam Jam on April 27? Find out on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. Jim interviews AARP's Martin Bailey and the county's Silver Shield lead, Melissa Smarr. Tune in at
https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-podcast-operation-stop-scams-april-10-2019?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00

Register for the Scam Jam at https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-va-operation-stop-scams-scam-jam-and-shredfest-fairfax-427-9snnq7d8r3x.html

04/12/2019

A huge "thank you" to our treasured volunteer harpist, Chris Van Dyke! She's been sharing her special talent at our annual volunteer recognition events.

This year's National Volunteer Week theme is "Celebrate Service." We did just that with our volunteer recognition lunche...
04/11/2019

This year's National Volunteer Week theme is "Celebrate Service." We did just that with our volunteer recognition luncheon! We brought volunteers together to let them know in person that they are deeply cherished. Individual Star Awards and a Star Partner award (DLT Solutions) were also presented. Thank you to all volunteers for your contributions in your communities!

04/09/2019
Positive Aging and Wellness Fair

Positive Aging and Wellness Fair

The 2019 Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair was held on Monday, April 8, 8:45 am-4 pm at the Fairfax County Government Center. The event prov...

Did you know it's National Volunteer Week?! We're kicking it off with a big "shout out" to all of the volunteers, like T...
04/09/2019

Did you know it's National Volunteer Week?! We're kicking it off with a big "shout out" to all of the volunteers, like Thuy, who made today's Positive Aging and Wellness Fair a success. Thank you!

We are so grateful to the talented staff at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for spending an entire day...
04/04/2019
Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board | Community Services Board

We are so grateful to the talented staff at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for spending an entire day training our volunteers in Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults. We all learned so much utilizing the Mental Health First Aid USA platform. We'd also like to thank some local businesses for providing refreshments: Ledo Pizza (Hybla Valley), Sherwood Gourmet, El Paso Cooper rd Alexandria, Giant, Safeway, Shoppers, Bestway Supermercado and Food Lion.

Fairfax County 50+
03/25/2019

Fairfax County 50+

The idea is simple - neighbors and friends helping each other out. On this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, two county staff members discuss their work supporting the Neighbor-2-Neighbor Networks and Villages that provide services and socialization - especially to 50+ adults. They also discuss how you can get help establishing one in your neighborhood. Tune in to: https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-plus-podcast-neighbor-to-neighbor-networks?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. Find out more about N-2-N/Villages at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor

Do you have a special talent or skill that should be shared with others (music, art, crafts, languages, fitness, dance, ...
03/19/2019

Do you have a special talent or skill that should be shared with others (music, art, crafts, languages, fitness, dance, etc)? Do you have a few hours per month to brighten the lives of older adults? Volunteer at a Fairfax County senior or adult day healthcare center. Or, help individuals as a grocery shopper, social visitor, Meals on Wheels driver/leader, or more. Be like Marilyn and John and consider helping others as a VS volunteer. Email [email protected] with questions. Please share this with others, too. Website link is in the comments.

Fairfax County 50+
03/14/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Find out why Starting the Conversation about Parkinson's Disease is important to all of us, and especially to people dealing with the disease. Sonia Gow, founder and president of the Parkinson Social Network, discusses this and her program's new offerings. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-plus-podcast-parkinson-social-network-and-parkinsons-awareness-month?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast Find out more about the Parkinson Social Network at https://parkinsonsocialnetwork.org/

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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.

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

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