Volunteer Fairfax Celebrates 45 Years of Volunteerism!

Volunteer Fairfax is marking 45 years of mobilizing people and resources to meet the Fairfax County community needs. As the respected leader in community volunteerism in the region, Volunteer Fairfax connects individuals, groups, and corporations to volunteer opportunities. Click to read more ...

Get connected!Volunteers Needed

We encourage you to warm your heart by giving the greatest gift ... volunteering! At Volunteer Fairfax we strive to make it easy for you to engage. There are so many ways to serve! Check out some of the following options to volunteer:
  • RSVP - The program especially designed for volunteers age 55+
  • BoardLink - A leadership opportunity for those with passion and experience.
  • Volunteer Now! - Looking for the right volunteer opportunity for YOU … search our online local database of opportunities.

Volunteer Fairfax Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Catalogue 19-20As it Celebrates its 17th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor Volunteer Fairfax.

“People want to get involved in their community—they want to make a difference, close to home. Based on our rigorous review process, we believe that Volunteer Fairfax is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Matt Gayer, Director of Community and Nonprofit Development at the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

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Developing Future Civic Leaders, One Neighborhood at a Time

Starbucks Fellows

Through a grant from the Starbucks Foundation, Points of Light created a groundbreaking program inspired by national service that provides Starbucks retail employees an opportunity to lend their hearts, hands and minds to local organizations that leverage volunteers to meet their mission. The Starbucks Service Fellows Program invests in local nonprofits through the power of human capital, serving as an amazing example of the power of public-private partnerships, and the importance of elevating and investing in service. Click to read more ... 

Careers at Volunteer Fairfax
Do you want to be part of the Volunteer Fairfax team? We have several openings ranging from internships to staff positions. For a full rundown of these great opportunities, please visit our career page.

Upcoming Volunteer Management Trainings:


June 5 @ 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Volunteer Management Boot Camp

June 11 @ 9:00 to 9:30 am
Volunteer Fairfax - Member Only Webinar: Words Matter

June 25 @ 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Volunteer Management Boot Camp 201 – Advanced!

July 11 @ 2 to 3:30 pm
Volunteer Manager Roundtable

July 17 @ 8:30 to 9:30 am
Webinar: Working with Volunteers of Every Generation

Upcoming Community Resilency Group Sessions

CRGEmergencies happen, so as a leader in the community help your organization be prepared and networked by participating in an upcoming Community Resiliency Group (CRG) session. Leaders of Non-Profits, Community Based Organizations, Homeowner's Associations, Houses of Worship, Volunteer Groups, Faith Based Organizations, Civic Associations, Local Government and Businesses … are invited to attend one of the upcoming meetings where will be you will learn about the operational side of the program, be introduced to other organizations in your area and given tools to help prepare you and your organization. To learn more about the program and register click here. All meetings will be from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with the program kicking off at 7:30 P.M. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

1. Region #1 - June 3rd, 2019 - Sherwood Library (Mount Vernon and Lee District)

2. Region #2 - June 6th, 2019 - George Mason Library (Providence, Mason, and Braddock District)

3. Region #3 - June 19th, 2019 - Reston Library (Dranesville and Hunter Mill District)

4. Region #4 - June 10th, 2019 - Chantilly Library (Sully and Springfield District)


Our Programs

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Calling All Youth ...

Have you been searching for how to fulfill your school service hour requirements? Would you like to volunteer, but don’t know where to begin? Volunteer coordinators recognize that taking the initial step is often the toughest part of volunteerism. Check out Volunteer Fairfax’s Directory of Youth Service Opportunities. The directory contains over 100 volunteer agencies, indexed by categories such as region, minimum age, and mission area. The directory also contains a list of other resources, information on grants, and tips on getting started.

Busy and on the go, not looking for a long term commitment, but still want to volunteer?

For many us, finding rewarding and fun volunteer opportunities that fit into our busy lifestyle can be challenging.  

Look no more! Volunteer Fairfax’s Volunteers for Change program was made for you.

VFC is for the suburbanite on the go, who may not have time for a long term volunteer commitment but wants to be involved, make a difference and meet other like-minded volunteers in the process and get to know the community.

In a comprehensive 45 minute info session you'll learn everything you need to get started! These are held twice a month at the Volunteer Fairfax headquarters centrally located in Fairfax City. Click here to view our Community Calendar to find upcoming sessions with sign up links.

Click to listen to a recent podcast to learn more about Volunteers for change.