Volunteer Fairfax offers a variety of services to nonprofit organizations. The Center's goal is to be a leader in creating sustainability in the nonprofit sector. For more information on becoming a member and taking advantage of these services, click here.
Every year, Volunteer Fairfax connects thousands of potential volunteers with opportunities by posting them on our website, and providing individualized assistance to find projects. Submitting an opportunity couldn't be easier: simply log onto the members' section of our website and complete the opportunity submission form. Then sit back and wait for volunteers to contact you.
This bimonthly newsletter it sent to more than 1,000 individuals in the nonprofit community. Every issue is full of useful information, such as grant opportunities, technology issues, upcoming trainings in the region and more. It is a great way to stay connected with the changing dynamics of the nonprofit world.
Have a big event coming up? Want to get the word out to the public? Volunteer Fairfax collects events that occur all throughout the Washington, D.C., Metro region and posts them on our community events calendar.
Volunteer Fairfax recognized that nonprofits rely on donations of both time and resources. The Donations Guide allows agencies to list their donation needs, which members of the public can then fulfill. The guide is broken down by item type and geographic region, so it is easy to find a way to give.
Around the holidays, there is an outpouring of desire to give back to one's community. Volunteer Fairfax serves as a central hub for these volunteers, and provides a resource that makes holiday volunteering easy. The Holiday Volunteer Opportunities Flyer is posted at various public locations throughout the area, as well as online. Don't miss the chance to capitalize on the spirit of giving and expand your volunteer base.
Many community organizations find the service of Alternative Community Service (ACS) clients a wonderful means to accomplish a variety of tasks, such as sorting donations, landscaping or data entry, just to name a few. ACS volunteers help agencies complete tasks that could not otherwise be done due to staffing, time or budgetary constraints. Many clients have continued to volunteer after the completion of their required hours or have secured full-time employment at their placements.
Volunteer Fairfax's Training Series is made by nonprofit workers for nonprofit workers. Covering topics from the basics of volunteer management to dealing with difficult volunteers to trends in volunteering, the Series is one of the most informative, cost-effective ways to create sustainability in the sector. For more information about training, contact Susan Sanow.