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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.
Teens, Need Service Learning Hours?

Here are your Action Steps:
1. Visit VF’s Just for Youth
2. Create a Profile
3. Youth Service Directory
4. Sign up for an opportunity
5. Go! And, have fun!

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! Click Community Calendar to learn about upcoming orientations for RSVP Northern Virginia, Volunteers for Change, Volunteer Emergency Team (VET), and Community Ambassadors Team (CAT).

VF Wish List

Looking for a tangible way to support Volunteer Fairfax and volunteerism? We have organizational Wish List items that are important to our mission. Can you help? To fulfill a Wish click here

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Volunteer Registration Now Live

The NVSO is an annual presentation of athletic, recreational annvsod brain games.  All participants are 50 years young or better!  RSVP, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington, is partnering with the NVSO to promote the games and to register the many volunteers needed to support the games.

This year more than 60 events are planned at 28 locations throughout the region from September 15-26. There will be track and field and swimming…and Bocce and Bunco.  Many of the events are family-friendly volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer and games participant registration is LIVE. Click below for information and to sign up. Deadline is August 24.


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You can help us promote Northern Virginia seniors living healthy longer by sharing the news about these amazing senior games!  Feel free to print and post this NVSO flyer in your neighborhood or office.


Volunteer Fairfax Supports Area Nonprofits with Capacity-Building Workshops and Trainings

TrainingGood for: Volunteer managers, coordinators, team captains, team leaders

In person: Tuesday, June26-- Advanced Volunteer Management Boot Camp 201, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Delve deeper to increase your volunteer management leadership skills.  The three-hour intensive class will increase your volunteer recruitment, screening, supervision, and retention activities. We will cover: effective screening techniques, giving feedback, coaching and mentoring, tips for managing up and down, methods for keeping volunteers engaged in your program.
Register here


Celebrating Stories: Young People - Big Impact

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When Talia Schmitt was a student at Woodson High School (Class of 2013), she became interested in community service. This interest led her to browse the Volunteer Fairfax website where she connected and joined the VF Youth Advisory Board (YAB). Through her time in YAB, Talia says she bonded with kids from other high schools, students from Madison, Chantilly, and Herndon, whom she would never have met otherwise. Not only did friendships form and service projects were accomplished, Talia says, “What I learned as part of my experience with Volunteer Fairfax’s Youth Advisory Board set me on my path of continued volunteerism!” More…



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Donations to Aid Centreville Residents Impacted by Fires

Volunteer Fairfax continues to collect donations to aid our neighbors who were affected by the fires on May 2.  Gift cards valid at local stores in denominations of $20 or less are preferred. Gift cards can be dropped off Monday-Friday or mail them to Volunteer Fairfax, 10530 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030. Our community partner in charge of gift card is Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM). Additionally, the following needs have been identified:

  1. Centreville fire donationMonetary donations to help with expenses associated with securing housing
  2. Identification of available long term affordable housing options for those displaced by the fire (tax-credit affordability level, accessibility (ADA), and older adult (seniors) housing resources you may be aware of in your community).  Contact Elisa Johnson, Fairfax County Department of House and Community Development at 703-279-7302 or elisa.johnson@fairfaxcounty.gov