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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.

Finish line for Northern Virginia Senior Olympics registration is August 24, Volunteers needed!

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RSVP Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington, is proud to again to be the volunteer partner of the region’s largest annual senior competitive event, The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

Competitors for the games have until Aug. 24th to register at www.nvso.us. To register, all volunteers (16 years old or better) are invited to call RSVP NOVA volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org.

Learn more by catching a clip of the NVSO medal winners in the bocce competition featured on a Fairfax County Channel 16 spot earlier this summer.  

Like VolunteerFest on Oct. 27 or Give Together in January, the NVSO is a true family volunteer opportunity, a great way to introduce young people to service.

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Get to Know Volunteer Fairfax

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Join us Wednesday, August 1 from 9 - 9:30 am for a free webinar. We'll cover the resources and programs offered by Volunteer Fairfax to member non-profits. This webinar is meant for any nonprofit organization interested in membership.

Let us know if you can join, by email here.



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Are You Ready For Bootcamp?

Training

Did you know Volunteer Fairfax supports nonprofits with affordable and helpful workshops? Here are a couple happening soon led by our volunteer management guru Susan Sanow.

Tuesday, July 31, 9 -10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Management Basic Boot Camp Lite

This webinar is a compact version of our three -hour boot camp during which you can to learn the basics of volunteer program planning, recruitment, supervision and celebration from the comfort of your home or office.

Cost :  Volunteer Fairfax Member $39 Non-members $69

Thursday, Aug. 9, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

The Accidental Volunteer Manager

You recruit, you train, you place volunteers, congratulations, you are a volunteer manager.  In this webinar, we will address communicating the importance of volunteers to all who interact with the entire team. We will address defining volunteer responsibilities, communicating volunteer impact, and supervising and celebrating volunteers.

Cost :  Volunteer Fairfax Member $39 Non-members $69

For more information on Volunteer Fairfax  workshops and as well as on the other great benefits of being a Volunteer Fairfax member, please contact  Martha Ashmore, Volunteer Fairafx Relations/Membership and Office Coordinator at 703-246-3703 or go to our sign up page.

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.

Program Coordinator Kim Luckabaugh will tell you everything you need to know about VFC in her comprehensive 45 minute info session that she holds twice a month at the Volunteer Fairfax headquarters centrally located in Fairfax City.  Click here to look at the Community Calendar for Kim’s upcoming sessions with sign up links.

Want to hear Kim in her own words talk about Volunteers for change,
Check out a recent podcast she recorded with VF's Rob Paine. https://soundcloud.com/rsvp_nova/rsvp-nova-podcast-featuring-volunteers-for-change-a-program-of-volunteer-fairfax.

Opportunities 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 careers page http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/about-us/careers.php

Get to know us!

The benefits of being a member of Volunteer Fairfax are numerous.  

Join our membership manager Martha Ashmore for a free webinar, Wed. Aug. 1 from 9-9:30 am when she discusses all the resources and programs VF has to offer.
If you are interested in taking part in this great webinar, please contact Martha at (703) 246-3703.

This webinar is open to new, current and prospective members.  


Summer Jobs Board

summer jobsStudents seeking internships…new grads seeking opportunities…VF member agencies with positions to fill… check out the Volunteer Fairfax Summer Jobs Board!  Now active and FREE!  Good luck, everyone! Note: Volunteering can be a pathway to a career!  Learn more.





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Inspiring Stories: Northern Virginia Senior Olympics’ Power Couple Living Healthy Longer Together

nvso A month before the 2017 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics began Joyce Tobias emailed friends updating them on her husband Tom, 84, who had just been in a serious cycling accident. Joyce told friends Tom had returned home after a brief hospital stay. “He is fine, but bruised up and has a lot of road rash and a broken rib.” She added, “He definitely won't be riding in the NVSO this year.” BUT! “Definitely won’t” turned to “maybe” and then to “probably” and finally to “definitely will” as the September 10 ride date loomed. It seems time and determination can work together in mysterious ways. On September 10, 2017, Tom and Joyce, dressed in full cycling regalia, stood at Vint Hill, waiting for the starter’s gun at the NVSO 10K, overcoming the odds once again. “Never a dull moment even when you are 84,” says Joyce. For the rest of the Tobias’ story and to read more volunteer profiles, please visit our Celebrating Stories page.


 

 

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