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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.

Save the Date : Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 for..

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AT&T presents VolunteerFest 2018, powered by Volunteer Fairfax,  regional day of community service that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers at project sites across the region. This fun and family-friendly event will run Oct. 20 through Oct. 28, but will culminate in a flurry of projects, Saturday, Oct. 27, National Make a Difference Day. 

Registration is now OPEN for VolunteerFest! On Saturday, October 27, we’ll mobilize hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits ALL over the community tackle projects.

Click here to find out how you can register today to be a part of your dream project.

Still time to sign up with RSVP NOVA as an NVSO 2018 Volunteer

NVSO Bocce throw

While registration to become a competitor in the 2018 NVSO has ended, RSVP-Northern Virginia, the NVSO’s official volunteer partner, is still seeking volunteers to support the games. Those interested should contact Carly Hubicki at  RSVP Northern Virginia at 703-403-5360 or email RSVP at rsvp@volunteerfairfax.org.

The NVSO includes more than 60 events that exercise the mind as well as the body. The games run Saturday, Sept. 15 thru Sept. 26. All volunteers will get a commemorative NVSO t-shirt. You only need to be 16-years-old or better to volunteer. The NVSO is a very family-friendly event.

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.

RSVP, the region’s largest volunteer group for those 55-years-young and better, serves more than 30 of the top nonprofits and government agencies around. RSVP is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria.

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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.

Need more guidance? Join us for a Teen Volunteer Info Session to learn more about volunteering in our community and meet agencies with service opportunities for youth.

Sessions include:

  • Tuesday, October 2 from 7-8 pm at Chantilly Regional Library
  • Monday, October 15 from 7-8 pm at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library

  • 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 

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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.