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During the current emergency, Volunteer Fairfax, in collaboration with the other members of the Metro Coalition of Volunteer Centers requests that all prospective volunteers contact their local volunteer center by phone or website, or call 1-800-VOLUNTEER, to be connected to the volunteer center nearest where you live. Please do not go to the scene of the disaster since that could slow you down or hinder rescue operations. We urge everyone to attend to the needs of your families and neighbors first and follow instructions of your local emergency management agency.


Celebrating 40 Years of
Service in our community,
we are sharing stories about the volunteer center.
Be inspired, enlightened and entertained...
visit our 40 Stories Library!

Program Highlights:

Get Involved

Looking for a fun and easy way to volunteer? Join Volunteers for Change or RSVP Northern Virginia. Learn more at a Volunteers for Change orientation (February 22), or an RSVP orientation (March 7).

Does Your Employer Match?

Did you know you can double your gift if your company has a Matching Gifts Program? A $40 gift to Volunteer Fairfax
that celebrates our 4 decades of community service, would actually become an $80 contribution. Contact your Human Resource Department or check your company website.
You+Your Employer=
Double the Good

Community Jobs Board

Need a job? Have a position to post? The Jobs Board is a tool that jobseekers and job posters can use to find and fill opportunities. Postings can include paid positions and intern/fellowships. The Jobs Board is a free service to our community.  Good luck!

24th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

Award Nominations Now Closed!
Oftentimes the good deeds of dedicated volunteers go unnoticed. On April 8, 2016, Volunteer Fairfax hosts the Annual Volunteer Service Awards, providing the opportunity to honor volunteers who have given outstanding service to the community. Be a part of recognizing incredible volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make our community a better place! Tickets for this event will go on sale on February 26th. Support volunteers through event sponsorship.

Winter Storm Response gov

During recent Winter Storm Jonas, Volunteer Fairfax was proud to fulfill one of our important functions in Fairfax County which is to help coordinate emergency-related volunteer needs for Fairfax citizens. Volunteer Fairfax staffers worked together with the Emergency Operations Center during the historic snowstorm that was Jonas.  Many residents called in needing emergency transportation and assistance with snow shoveling. It was VF’s job to communicate needs and coordinate volunteers who stepped up to help.  Thank you to the amazing volunteers who responded to help with 4-wheel drives and strong backs!  

To get involved BEFORE the next emergency; consider becoming engaged now. To learn more contact the Fairfax County Citizen Corps or Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Emergency Team  via Maria Bernadzikowski, at

To stay informed visit Fairfax County Emergency Information Blog.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service MLK

It was a busy, busy day! Volunteer Fairfax hosted Give Together/MLK Day events in three locations!  Give Together at the JCC of Northern Virginia; Valentines Challenge at George Mason University and Points of Light Day of Service to benefit OIC/DC.  Hundreds of volunteers joined us…from the very young to senior citizens! To read more and view photographs click here.

40 Stories for 40 Years—In Celebration of
Volunteer Fairfax’s 40th Anniversary of Serving the Community

Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards:
A Continuing Legacy and Appreciation of Service

AwardsIt can be said that volunteers servewithout expectation of reward.As the heart of volunteerism in the communityfor the past 40 years, we, at Volunteer Fairfax, we know this to be true. However, once a year, for the past 23 years, it has been our pleasure to publicly thank theselfless volunteers who make our community a vibrant and healthy place to live, work and play.  Read more...

Service After Service:
A Busy Retirement for Bing Van Nuys and Don Brown

At Volunteer Fairfax we love all of our volunteers.  But there is a special place in our hearts for these two gentlemen. Both are military veterans. Both are dedicated family men. Both are busy retirees. Both are looooong-time volunteers with Volunteer Fairfax.  Meet Don and Bing and find out who they are and why they continue to serve.  Read more...staff