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 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/

Fairfax County 50+
03/08/2019
Fairfax County 50+

Fairfax County 50+

A local nonprofit helps older people age in place with home repairs; treasure hunting at estate sales; how to avoid tax season scams; where to find Medicare 101 classes; and Chef Das' recipe for Thai Fish Cakes - It's all in the March issue of the Golden Gazette. Read it now online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZM609SqjrLEgW72ue5KeuB3bUpyo930D/view - Subscribe for the free mailed version at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette

Fairfax County 50+
03/05/2019
Fairfax County 50+

Fairfax County 50+

A local nonprofit helps older people age in place with home repairs; treasure hunting at estate sales; how to avoid tax season scams; where to find Medicare 101 classes; and Chef Das' recipe for Thai Fish Cakes - It's all in the March issue of the Golden Gazette. Read it now online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZM609SqjrLEgW72ue5KeuB3bUpyo930D/view - Subscribe for the free mailed version at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette

Fairfax County 50+
03/05/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Yoga lovers – Channel 16 has added more showings of your favorite Yoga series “Everyday Yoga: Movement for Life”. The program includes movement and breathing techniques designed especially for the 50+ crowd. Tune in to Fairfax County Government Television (Cox Channel 1016 HD and Verizon and Comcast Channel 16) at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, or to watch classes online, click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/everyday-yoga-movement-life-level-3

Fairfax County is beginning a strategic planning process with the community to shape the future together—and they want...
03/04/2019
Countywide Strategic Plan | Strategic Plan

Fairfax County is beginning a strategic planning process with the community to shape the future together—and they want to hear from and include all voices!
Join a community conversation! Wednesday, March 6, 2019---7-8:30 p.m.

James Lee Community Center
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Register by visiting fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County has begun a strategic planning process with the community to shape the future together for 2020 and beyond.

The Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair needs volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks on Monday, Apr...
03/01/2019
Volunteers

The Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair needs volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks on Monday, April 8th. Click below to read more and register to volunteer!

Please sign up to volunteer here. Volunteer opportunities are available to help with… Greeters Seating people Introduce speakers Assist with exhibitor tables Exhibitor and parking assistance …

Do you know anyone who enjoys leadership roles and is looking for a meaningful way to help others? The Falls Church regi...
02/26/2019

Do you know anyone who enjoys leadership roles and is looking for a meaningful way to help others? The Falls Church region needs a volunteer Meals on Wheels Driver Coordinator to oversee and manage the driver schedules. Learn more by clicking on the link in the comments and please don't be shy about sharing this with others. Help nourish older adults. You could be the one we've been waiting for!

Ready Fairfax
02/20/2019

Ready Fairfax

⚠️ Winter Storm Warning
⏰ Effective from 1 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday
❄️ 4-6 inches of snow and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch
🚘 Hazardous travel conditions are expected
📲Stay informed: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

02/15/2019
Fairfax County 50+

Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day.💕 See how Bella, our 50+ ambassador dog, shared the love at RSVP-Northern Virginia's Valentine's event. She helped volunteers make almost 400 Valentine's Day cards and care packages for local seniors. She shared hugs too! 😘

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! 💕 See how Bella helped spread the love at RSVP-Northern Virginia's Valentine’s event. Bella helped make Valentine’s cards for older adults at Chesterbrook Residences. She also gave out free Valentine’s hugs. 😘

Fairfax County 50+
02/15/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Fairfax 50+ Podcast's Jim Person talks with host of A&E's Hoarders Matt Paxton about downsizing, that daunting chore so many of us have either begun or have at least thought about beginning.

Paxton is a nationally renowned downsizing expert, or as his webpage describes him, an “extreme cleaning expert.” Tune in now to discover why it is so hard to part with our things and tips for how to do it effectively! https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-podcast-downsizing-with-matt-paxton-of-hoarders?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00

In case you missed it the first time...  Please share.
02/12/2019

In case you missed it the first time...
Please share.

Do you know what a Volunteer Ombudsman does?
"Ombudsman" is a funny word, but in the world of the people they help it’s another word for “hero.”

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs empathetic, diplomatic, assertive volunteer advocates to work to protect resident rights and help resolve problems at local assisted living and nursing facilities with weekly visits (weekdays).
You will receive on-going training and support.
Learn more: www.FairfaxCounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman
Do you have 4 hours a week to be a hero?

Join them at their next three day training: March 18, 20, and 28, 2019, (April 1, 2019 Save the Date) Please call 703-324-5861, or email [email protected] for more info.

RSVP-Northern Virginia
02/07/2019

RSVP-Northern Virginia

It's almost time to register for the Spring term at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University! For more information on upcoming classes please visit olli.gmu.edu. By the way, RSVP-Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions will be part of the spring line up at OLLI's Fairfax Campus, offering a seminar on the Value and Benefits of Volunteering in Retirement. Sign up starts Feb. 21. #GMUseniors #makeadifference #VolunteeringFairfax

Fairfax County 50+
02/06/2019

Fairfax County 50+

Why is it so hard to part with the stuff of our lives? Not just photos, jewelry, and knick-knacks, but even old clothes, and well-worn cook wear. In the first part of Downsizing, two eldercare professionals discuss why downsizing is often a difficult rite of passage. Then Matt Paxton, host of the TV show, Hoarders, shares key downsizing tips, three county residents share their downsizing experiences and a county teacher discusses why, all things considered, he’s opted for a minimalist life style. Tune in at: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/mature-living-downsizing.

Are you 55+, interested in making Valentine cards and care packages for older adults, meeting other volunteers and eatin...
02/05/2019

Are you 55+, interested in making Valentine cards and care packages for older adults, meeting other volunteers and eating a free lunch?

February is Black History Month. Mark your calendars for a special (free) event on Friday, February 15!
02/04/2019

February is Black History Month. Mark your calendars for a special (free) event on Friday, February 15!

Do you want a "voice" in shaping our county's priorities? If you live, work, or own a business in Fairfax County, please...
02/04/2019
Countywide Strategic Plan | Strategic Plan

Do you want a "voice" in shaping our county's priorities? If you live, work, or own a business in Fairfax County, please take a moment to fill out this short survey. There will also be in-person community meetings. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan/

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County has begun a strategic planning process with the community to shape the future together for 2020 and beyond.

Tune in tomorrow morning! Volunteer Solutions will also be mentioned.
02/02/2019

Tune in tomorrow morning! Volunteer Solutions will also be mentioned.

RSVP-Northern Virginia and Volunteer Fairfax would like to thank Bernie Lucas at iHeartMedia DC/Baltimore for again hosting us this week, producing a program that will air Sunday on local iHeartMedia DC/Baltimore stations between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., featuring RSVP volunteer Yvonne Evans (left) and RSVP volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki talking with Rob Paine (right) about how volunteers can help seniors age in place. Yvonne volunteers with several RSVP partners including the @Shepherd Center of Fairfax - Burke, @FairfaxCountyVolunteerSolutions and UCM of Alexandria

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
01/31/2019

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

90 million Americans are about to endure temperatures below zero degrees as the polar vortex triggers the coldest arctic outbreak in two decades. Wind chill is a real threat & Virginians are forecast to experience wind chill values of 20 below zero to 10 above zero.

Protect yourself from frostbite by wearing several layers, staying dry and limit the amount of time you're outside!

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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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Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
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(703) 324-5406

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