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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

26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards - Nominations OPEN!

Volunteer Fairfax is pleased to announce that nominations are now OPEN for the 2018 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Every day our community is served by dedicated volunteers.  Each year we have the opportunity to honor them at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards, acommunity-wide celebration of volunteerism. Honor your outstanding volunteer by nominating them today.  Deadline is February 1. Mark your calendar for the celebration on Friday, April 27 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Waterford at Springfield.

Give Together, Jan. 15 - Registration FULL

Thank you for your interest in participating in Volunteer Fairfax 9th Annual Give Together, a family volunteer event on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, on Monday, January 15. A sincere thank you to Points of Light, Kaiser Permanente and Miorini Law PLLC for their support of the event. We’re sorry registration has closed.

What can you do to be sure and have all the latest information on family volunteering?  Join our mailing list to receive a monthly newsletter with information about individual and family events.  And, Save the Date for VolunteerFest, a Make A Difference Day event on Saturday, October 27.  This special event is the perfect opportunity to teach children the value of giving back to our community--while enjoying giving together with family and friends.  For more MLKDay on January 15, WAMU has provided some options at WAMU.org.

Volunteers for Change - Valentines Challenge, Jan. 13 - Registration FULL

ValentineOn Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend Volunteer Fairfax's Volunteers for Change program will mobilize volunteers to create Valentines for young people. Volunteers will hand craft each Valentine card, each one special and unique. Valentines Challenge benefits Foster Care to Success with a goal of providing cards of caring and encouragement for former Foster Care Kids.  Our goal is 2,500 cards! REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. To learn more about this annual event, click here.

For additional service opportunities taking place on MLK Jr. Day of Service you can also check out Volunteer Fairfax's Holiday Guide and WAMU's article on Service Opportunities around the region.

Trainings: Showing Volunteer Impact, January 18, 2018

Improving how we communicate our volunteer impact can make a positive difference to your volunteers, your organization and your job satisfaction. Volunteer managers, coordinators and team captains, please join us.

Celebrating Stories—"I Want to Start the New Year Right!"

CalendarIt was just days before Christmas break.  A few Volunteer Fairfax staff was gathered in the front lobby chatting when bounding in the front door came a bundle of energy called “Josey.”  In her hand she was waving some paperwork and announced that she had “Done it!”  She had “finished up early and here’s the proof!” More



Volunteer Fairfax seeks Interns

Join the Volunteer Fairfax team! We are seeking an IT Communications Intern or volunteer and Special Events Intern! Grow your resume while helping VF build a better community!


Need a Speaker?

If your organization would like a speaker that can inspire your constituents to volunteer service, please contact us. We would be happy to speak at your next conference, meeting, or annual retreat. Email Angela Starling to discuss.