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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 or one of the programs below.

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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

Training

WEBINAR!

Volunteer Management Basic Boot Camp—Tuesday, July 31, 9-10:30am
Sharpen your volunteer management skills at Volunteer Management Basic Boot Camp, now offered at your own computer as a webinar! This training is similar to our popular in-person workshop, but we'll cover the basis of the volunteer management in half the time.

WEBINAR!

The Accidental Volunteer Manager--Thursday, August 9, Noon-1:30pm
Sharpen your volunteer management skills at Volunteer Management Basic Boot Camp, now offered at your own computer as a webinar!  This training is similar to our popular in-person workshop, but we'll cover the basis of the volunteer management in half the time. 


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.





Membership Orientation

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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 to help orient new member organizations or renewing members who would like a refresher.

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




Celebrating 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. More…