27th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

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Volunteer Fairfax, Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors cordially invite you to join us at the 27th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards being held on Wednesday, April 24th at the Waterford at Springfield from 8-10 am. Doors open at 7:15 am for networking.

Early Bird tickets are $45 available now through March 29. Beginning April 1, tickets will be $50. Reservations for complementary tickets need to be claimed by April 6. Ticket sales close on April 15. An online RSVP is required for all attendees. Click here for more information, tickets and the list of nominees.

Get connected!

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.


Deloitte's Community Tax Assistance Day - A Success!



Deloitte's Community Tax Assistance Day, a partnership with Volunteer Fairfax and the Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services, A Great Success! Enjoy a video showing the event produced by Channel 16! In preparation for the event this iHeartMedia radio show was recorded to promote the opportunity.

If you missed the event, free tax prep services are available throughout tax filing season (through April 13) if you earned $55,000 or less in 2018. Go to Northern Virginia Cash Program or the IRS to find additional Volunteer Income Tax Assistance locations.

Inspiring Stories: Starbucks Fellows Shine


Six months ago, Volunteer Fairfax was excited to announce our participation with an innovative partnership with the Starbucks Foundation and Points of Light. Through this engagement, two Starbucks Service Fellows (Starbucks Baristas) Salma Kerfal and Katy Dunn featured above with staff member Kim Luckabaugh (left), came to work with our organization to help us make a deeper impact serving you. We just concluded the pilot program and wanted to share this story of service. For the rest of the Starbucks Fellows story and to read more volunteer profiles, please visit our Celebrating Stories page

Volunteer Fairfax Open House a Success!



Volunteer Fairfax CEO Steve Mutty (center-left) and City of Fairfax Mayor David L. Meyer, (center-right) cut the ceremonial ribbon at Volunteer Fairfax’s new headquarters in the Burkholder Center in Fairfax during an open house, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Also shown from left are City of Fairfax council member Janice B. Miller; Volunteer Fairfax board president Rick Garza and Volunteer Fairfax board members Cherylyn Harley LeBon (partially obstructed), Ginger L. Bristow and Claire M. S. Meade. In addition to engaging thousands of volunteers of all ages each year that support more than 600 member nonprofits and agencies, Volunteer Fairfax organizes three annual events that promote and celebrate volunteerism. Volunteer Fairfax is so excited to have officially shared our new headquarters with you, a space that enables Volunteer Fairfax to more effectively serve the community.

Upcoming Volunteer Management Training Webinars

March 14 @ noon to 1:30 pm - The Accidental Volunteer Manager

Volunteers for Change Valentine's Challenge

Volunteer Fairfax’s Volunteers for Change Program held it's Annual Valentine’s Challenge on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in honor of MLK Day! Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who created 5000+ Valentine cards for children and teens in foster care or who have recently aged out and are in college.

10th Annual Give Together

Give TogetherThe 10th Annual Give Together, held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a HUGE success! Thank you to our families, volunteers, nonprofit partners, elected officials and staff who made this day a success! It was wonderful to see our caring community, young and old, come together to serve and make an impact! To find out all that was accomplished and see photos from this momentous day click here!

Support for our Furloughed Neighbors

As many families in our area were heavily impacted by the government shutdown we applaud the scores of non-profits and local agencies who stepped up to offer assistance. We at Volunteer Fairfax have compiled a list of Support for our Furloughed Neighbors. Check out our Facebook page for additional information.

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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.

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 career page.

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