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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.

VF Celebrating
Stories Library

We are telling tales 
about the volunteer 
center!  Enjoy our stories of Service, special events, and 
everyday moments.
To view, click
Celebrating Stories Library

We Make Getting Started
In Service Easy!

Join us for an upcoming orientation:
RSVP - Northern Virginia
on Oct. 25, Nov.10, Nov.22,
Dec. 6
and an
Open House Nov.4;
 Volunteers for Change on Oct. 25;
Volunteer Emergency Team
on Oct. 25;
VF Community Ambassadors Team
contact Angela.

Do you work for a
Company on this list?

 Kudos! Your employer is committed to matching your charitable gifts! To learn more about the good you and your company can do together, contact your Human Resources Dept. 
or check your company website. 
You+Your Employer=
Double the Good




























Making A Difference at VolunteerFest - Saturday, October 22

VolunteerFest, presented by FVCbank, is our local celebration of National Make A Difference Day.  We are mobilizing hundreds of volunteers--of all shapes and sizes--to help nonprofits in our neighborhoods tackle projects large and small. Registration has closed. Thank you to all volunteers who have committed to Making A Difference!  We look forward to seeing you! Together WE Make A Difference!

Mt. Vernon District Community Resilency Group

CRGAre you an organizational leader in the Mount Vernon District?  An HOA?  House of Worship?  Business?  Civic Association? PTA?  All are welcome!  Join us for dinner on November 3rd to network and learn about community resiliency through an educational Seminar and hands on Tabletop Exercise - click to learn more.

To learn more about the Community Resilience effort in Fairfax County click here or email our Emergency Response Program Manager at emergency@volunteerfairfax.org.

TrainingUpcoming Trainings!

Volunteer Management Boot Camp 101 LITE
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:00 to 10:30am
Location: Webinar                                                              
Presenter:  Susan Sanow, VF Special Projects Manager
Cost: $39 VF Partner/Associate Level Members, $59 VF Registered Members, $69 all others

Social Media Marketing for Nonprofit Success 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:30-11:00am
Location:  Microsoft Store, Tysons Corner
Presenter:  Laura Poindexter
Cost:  $19 VF Partner/Associate Member, $25 Registered Member, $30 all others 

The Power of the Inbox for Nonprofits Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing

Thursday, January 5, 2017  9:30-11:00am
Location:  Microsoft Store, Tysons Corner
Presenter:  Laura Poindexter 
Cost:  $19 VF Partner/Associate Member, $25 Registered Member, $30 all others 

Celebrating Stories Project: You've Got to Have FriendsShelleyandfriends.edited

“I don’t know how we would have met otherwise.” Sue Dussinger says speaking about her good friend Shelley Brosnan.  “Now we follow each other to volunteer projects.”  Volunteering has many, many personal benefits. But friendships made during volunteer activities are one of the greatest benefits…just ask Sue.  More…

Handbook for Holiday Heroesholiday

Agencies, are you seeking volunteers for holiday programming? Post a Volunteer Opportunity in our handbook to get holiday help.  A holiday volunteer opportunity is an activity taking place from November 1 through January 16, 2017 and can be located throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Region. When posting, be sure to select "Handbook for Holiday Heroes" in the "Great For" field.

*Posting requires Associate or Partner Level member. Check your status or call 703-246-3460.

9/11 Day of Service 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Thank you to everyone who came out in support Points of Light #911 Day of Service and Remembrance on The National Mall. Volunteer Fairfax is proud that we were selected to provide project management for this impactful event. Enjoy the pics!

This year marked the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and this day was dedicated to honoring both the victims of the attacks and the heroes who rose in service to respond to the attacks. Thank you to event sponsors Booz Allen Hamilton and the Corporation for National and Community Service.