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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.
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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

Information for Those Wanting to Donate to Residents Displaced by Fire

We would like to thank the community partners who have already provided either gift cards or financial assistance through Volunteer Fairfax and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) for our neighbors affected by the fires on Wednesday, May 2.   


Volunteer Fairfax will continue to receive your generous donations of gift cards. They are accepting generic gift cards valid at local stores on behalf of the coordinating community based organizations serving the residents. Denominations of $20 or less are preferred. Gift cards can be dropped off Monday-Friday from 9-5 pm or mail them to Volunteer Fairfax, 10530 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030.
We continue to assess the needs of the residents to guide our donation efforts.

Recently, we received notification of the following needs:

  1. Monetary donations to help with expenses associated with securing housing
  2. Identification of available long term affordable housing options for those displaced by the fire (tax-credit affordability level, accessibility (ADA), and older adult (seniors) housing resources you may be aware of in your community).  

Expenses Associated with Housing Contact:
WFCM at (703) 988-9656  

Identification of Long Term Affordable Housing Options Contact: Elisa Johnson, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development at (703) 279-7302 or elisa.johnson@fairfaxcounty.gov

For persons impacted by the Centreville fires, you may contact the county’s Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880.

For updates, please visit the Fairfax County Emergency Blog.


26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

Service Awards

26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards - Once Upon a Time, celebrating the magic of giving back

The Waterford Springfield was the setting for the 26th presentation of the service awards on Friday, April 27. The ballroom was transformed--as if by magic--thanks to the creative talents and working hands of so many staff and volunteers. In anticipation of more than 400 guests, tables were dramatically set in jewel tones of deep purple with twinkling floating candles and table runners of shiny satin. It was an amazing gathering of super volunteers and dedicated civic, business and political leaders all committed to making the magic happen right here…the magic of making life better for citizens of our community.

There are so many to thank!  Peggy Fox, of WUSA9/CBS affiliate, our event emcee. Congressman Gerry Connolly and Senator Mark Warner for their support. The fine young musicians from the Thomas Edison High School Orchestra Ensemble. We are so grateful to our event sponsors: Silver-level Vinny & Ellen Sica; Bronze-level Access National Bank, New Hope Housing & Good Shepherd Housing, and Craig & Kristin Parisot; Contributor-level Best Western Fairfax, Cabot Creamery and Capital One Bank. We gratefully acknowledge the more than 80 donors who made our 2018 Raffle and Silent Auction possible. Continued gratitude goes to Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Fairfax County Government Board of Board of Supervisors for their event participation and on-going support. Many thanks to Ron Staley, Rob Paine and Robin Rutherford for the great photography; and to our media partners Fairfax Public Access Channel 10, Connection Newspapers, the Sun Gazette News, iHeart Radio and Fairfax County Channel 16 Media Team.

Finally, we are so grateful to all the volunteers who were honored at the VSA's and to all the volunteers who have given of their time and talent making this event possible. Once Upon a Time you each made a decision to give back and thus the magic began!

Enjoy event photos and video! For photo archive and to order copies, visit the 26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Gallery

For more Volunteer Service Awards recap, click here.


2017 Annual Impact Report

Annual Impact Report

 

In 2017, in Fairfax County the spirit of magical transformation has spread far and wide as every day citizens discovered their power to create positive impact through volunteerism.  We are proud to share the impact of our volunteers in our annual Impact Report for 2017

 

 


Volunteer Fairfax Website Redesign & Marketing Services RFP

In an effort to better meet our mission of mobilizing people are resources to meet the needs of the community Volunteer Fairfax invites responses to our Website Redesign & Marketing Services RFP by June 8, 2018.



Nonprofit Managers and Coordinators: Workshop-Developing An Effective Communications Plan

Communication Training

Presented by Loudoun Cares, Volunteer Alexandria, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Fairfax, this workshop is designed to help you accomplish your mission through strategic communications planning. Friday, June 1, 8:30-11:30am at Volunteer Alexandria. Register Today!