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.

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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#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.

10/16/2019

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Mclean Stake and St. John Neumann came together to collaborate and collect donations for an interfaith day of service on October 12. In two hours, they assembled an impressive 600 care bags for older adults and adults with disabilities! These fast-working and dedicated dynamos filled the bags with practical items like toiletries and other fun things, such as word games, puzzles, etc. They also hand-made cards to add a special, personal touch. We know that the recipients of these bags will feel all of the love that was put into them on their behalf. Thank you to all who participated in this meaningful endeavor!

10/15/2019
Venture Fair 2019

Our 2019 Venture into Volunteering fair wouldn't have been possible without the collective effort of several organizations and groups. It would be too long to individually name all 94 organizations who were at tables, but we appreciate them all. Volunteer Solutions also thanks the following organizations/businesses for sponsoring and supporting this community event in a variety of ways: Fairfax 50+, AARP, RSVP- Northern Virginia, Volunteer Fairfax, Chesterbrook Residences, Fairfax County Park Authority, Loudoun Cares, TVRG Homes, Rocket Frog Brewing Company, Lowes, Home Depot, Lawn & Leisure, Food for Others, American Red Cross, and the Lions Club. Everyone involved played a role in improving the lives of others in communities around Northern Virginia and beyond! Thank you to Chairman Sharon Bulova, Supervisor Kathy Smith, and Deputy County Exec for Human Services, Tisha Deeghan, for joining us.

Photo credits: Rob Payne and Catherine Cole

A huge "thank you" to these retired teachers from the Beta Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for collecting financial d...
10/10/2019

A huge "thank you" to these retired teachers from the Beta Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for collecting financial donations and donating it to Food for Others (FFO) to purchase food for schoolchildren (who live with food insecurity). These ladies then worked tirelessly putting together 300 FFO power packs at the Venture into Volunteering fair! We appreciate the efforts of Food for Others (and those who contribute to their pantry) to feed our communities.

10/08/2019
Real Life CBYD Rescue - Fairfax

It's important to close your bedroom doors while you sleep.

Nearly half of Americans believe it’s safer to sleep with the door closed in the event of a fire, yet only 26% always sleep with their bedroom door completel...

Venture into Volunteering 2019 a Success
10/04/2019
Venture into Volunteering 2019 a Success

Venture into Volunteering 2019 a Success

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s very successful Venture into Volunteering Fair at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Story and photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia. T…

The Venture into Volunteering fair at the Dulles Expo was a big success! Participants made connections with representati...
10/03/2019

The Venture into Volunteering fair at the Dulles Expo was a big success! Participants made connections with representatives from the many organizations that were present. We heard a lot of positive comments. Our director, Theresa Brown, was also interviewed by Channel 16. We are thankful to all who helped make this a fabulous event!

Fairfax County 50+
10/02/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Step Inside the October Golden Gazette! Find out where Medicare 101 trainings are taking place, how to vote absentee in the Nov. 5 election, how to avoid the latest Social Security scam, and why the Telephone Caregiver Support Call might be just what you are looking for. You’ll also find a feature on a group of mature women who are living their Hoop Dreams, pictures from the Senior Olympics, and the popular monthly Community Calendar.
Go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c46an-ruZYBdPYY7C1PGwEIR_e2J3NNa/view

We very much appreciate when other groups and businesses help us by telling the public about the upcoming Venture into V...
09/24/2019

We very much appreciate when other groups and businesses help us by telling the public about the upcoming Venture into Volunteering fair (10/2/19)! Thank you, Rocket Frog Brewing Company, for displaying the flyers/bookmarks on your table at Fairfax County's Brewfest!

Your help is needed! Every 10 years, the U.S. Government counts each person living in the country through the U.S. Censu...
09/23/2019

Your help is needed! Every 10 years, the U.S. Government counts each person living in the country through the U.S. Census. Fairfax County uses census data to pay for programs, buildings and resources our families use every day.

09/19/2019
Upcoming blood drive. Help save lives.

Did you know the American Red Cross will have a blood drive at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly on Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the Venture into Volunteering fair? To schedule your appointment, visit http://bit.ly/oct219 or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Free entry and parking. American Red Cross Blood Donors

Here's information about our upcoming American Red Cross blood drive. Schedule an appointment.

On Wednesday, September 25, the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management will hold two interactive sessions of an a...
09/18/2019
2019 Disaster Preparedness- Resilience Through Innovation

On Wednesday, September 25, the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management will hold two interactive sessions of an award-winning, in-person, role-playing game, "Extreme Event." It will be held at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven Udvar-Hazy Center. Participants will have a taste of what it takes to build community resiliency in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation. Session times: 11:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. or 12:00 P.M.- 1:00 P.M.
Who should attend? Everyone! Great for groups and team-building, too.

Parking: Attendees are permitted to park in the main parking lot for FREE, if they have pre-REGISTERED to attend. You MUST have a registration confirmation as proof of registration: bit.ly/FairfaxDisasterGame

Extreme Event Coming to you on National Preparedness Month! On September 25, the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, a Fairfax County Government agency, will hold two sessions of an award-winning in-person role-playing game, Extreme Event. Participants will have a taste of what it takes t...

This event is this Thursday.
09/16/2019

This event is this Thursday.

Fairfax County 50+
09/16/2019

Fairfax County 50+

"It's joy . . . to do something that is greater than yourself." This is how GrandInvolve Volunteer Ron Krouse describes mentoring children in the county's elementary schools on Fairfax 50+ Podcast. Ron and GrandInvolve founder/president Dorothy Keenan talk to Host Jim Person about how this award-winning program helps one child at a time - And how it just may be a good fit for you. Tune in now! https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/the-grandinvolve-program-fairfax-50-plus-podcast
Find out more at www.grandinvolve.org.

09/11/2019
Fairfax County 50+

Fairfax County 50+

Join Bella on her beat as she visits Insight Memory Care Center. Get an inside peek at some of the activities offered. Insight MCC is a nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers and the community. www.insightmcc.org/welcome.html

These volunteers are fortunate to have been trained in Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults by Lori Naveda and Amy S...
09/10/2019

These volunteers are fortunate to have been trained in Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults by Lori Naveda and Amy Smith of Fairfax County's Community Services Board (CSB). Volunteer Solutions is grateful to the CSB for providing this valuable service!

Volunteers 16 and up are still needed for the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. To sign up please visit www.rsvpno...
09/04/2019

Volunteers 16 and up are still needed for the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. To sign up please visit www.rsvpnova.org.

Volunteers 16 and up are still needed for the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. To sign up please visit www.rsvpnova.org or call Brandi at RSVP-Northern Virginia at 703-403-5360. #HealthSeniors #studentvolunteers #fairfaxvolunteers

08/29/2019
Fairfax County 50+

Fairfax County 50+

Mosquitoes and ticks are still out there! West Nile virus is found in local mosquitoes yearly. Since 1999, there have been over 50,000 cases and 2,000 deaths from West Nile virus disease in the U.S. Watch Bella and MC Bugg-Z tell you how to protect yourself.

It's been a wonderful afternoon meeting employees and retirees at a Foreign Service Institute event!
08/27/2019

It's been a wonderful afternoon meeting employees and retirees at a Foreign Service Institute event!

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