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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!
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:
RSVP - Northern Virginia
on Dec. 6, Jan. 9,
Jan. 26
and an
Open House Dec. 8;  
Volunteers for Change
on Dec. 17,

Volunteer Emergency Team
on Jan 26 and
Community Ambassadors Team
The Giving Season
Federal employers,
please consider
Volunteerism with an 
end of year gift.
CFC# 72082
United Way 8706

Thank you for
your support for the
Combined Federal Campaign. 

































Thank you for #GivingTuesday!

Thank you to all who gave on #GivingTuesday.  These gifts help support volunteerism in our community. We are truly grateful! In case you missed it…click.

Holiday Giving

Holiday Heroes Handbook open throughout The Giving Season

The Season is upon us! Every year, Volunteer Fairfax is contacted by individuals, groups and corporate neighbors looking for holiday projects. The VF Holiday Heroes Handbook is a digital guide to volunteer opportunities and donation needs that happen throughout December and January at nonprofits across the Northern Virginia and the DC metro area. Learn more and thank you for your generosity.


Gift buying for someone who has Everything?

Make a donation to support volunteerism in the name of your special someone. Click to learn more about how you can give an impactful gift in their name.


Save the Date: 8th Annual Give Together, January 16, 2017Give

Families with school-age children are invited to give together on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, onMonday, January 16. Give Together is a family volunteer event with service projects specially designed for young people and little hands. This special event is the perfect opportunity to teach children the value of giving backwhile enjoying quality family time. Give Together is a free event, however, please register to reserve your space.
opens December 7.   

Celebrating Stories Project: VF…Where Secret Santa Means Secret

GiftJust about Thanksgiving time, the Secret Santa mystery begins each year.  Names are drawn and the secret-keeping begins! 

If you have drawn the name of your lunch partner, your Santa job is easy because you probably know your giftee’s favorite music or candle scent.  But if you have drawn the new kid on the block, you may have to get intel from the elves. More…

CRGHunter Mill District Community Resiliency Group

Are you an organizational leader in the Hunter Mill District?  An HOA?  House of Worship?  Business?  Civic Association? PTA?  All are welcome!  Join us for dinner on January 10th and February 9th to network and learn about community resiliency through an educational Seminar and hands on Tabletop Exercise - click to learn more.

To learn more about Community Resilience in Fairfax County click here or email our Emergency Response Program Manager at emergency@volunteerfairfax.org.

Upcoming Trainings!Training

Sharpen your skills while attending one of the upcoming trainings offered by Volunteer Fairfax. To learn more and register to attend click here.

The Power of the Inbox for Nonprofits Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing
Thursday, January 5, 2017  9:30-11:00am
Location:  Microsoft Store, Tysons Corner
Presenter:  Laura Poindexter 

Volunteer Management Boot Camp 101 LITE Webinar
Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 9:00-10:30am via a Webinar!
Presenter:  Susan Sanow, Special Projects Manager, Volunteer Fairfax  
Who should attend:  People new to volunteer management responsibilities.

Volunteer Leadership:  The Art of Managing Up AND Down
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:00–10:00 am via a Webinar!
Presenter:  Susan Sanow, Special Projects Manager, Volunteer Fairfax  
Who should attend:  Volunteer managers, coordinators and team leaders!

Questions about these upcoming trainings?  Contact Susan Sanow, Special Projects Manager at 703-246-3534.

AwardsFairfax County Volunteer Service Awards
Friday, April 21, 2017 Save the Date!

During this busy Holiday Season, we are also busy planning for the 2017 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Nominations will OPEN January 4.  Please plan to nominate the outstanding volunteer(s) in your organization, club, school, library or neighborhood. (Enjoy a look back at the VSAs 2016).