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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!

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Need some help getting Started with your Service Learning hours? Join us at a Teen Volunteer Info Night at a Fairfax County Library near you.

Alexandria--Monday, September 25
Burke--Thursday, October 12
Fairfax--Monday October 16
Chantilly--Wednesday, October 18
To register visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov
/library/events

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

VolunteerFest Registration is Now Open

VFestVolunteerFest, Saturday, October 28, is our local celebration of Make A Difference Day. We are mobilizing hundreds of volunteers—tall and small--to help nonprofits in our neighborhoods tackle projects-- large and small. Click here to find out more and sign up. Other VolunteerFest projects are available on October 20-29. Deadline to register is October 20. Register today for the best project selection.

Together we can make a difference!

You can help by downloading event flyer and posting our #FFXVolFest flyer to your office/community bulletin board!

Enjoy VolunteerFest PSA, compliments of Channel 16



Holiday Heroes Handbook-NOW OPEN FOR AGENCY POSTING

The holidays presents a time for families, friends, work colleagues, and neighbors to participate in “giving back” activities. The 2017 Holiday Heroes Handbook is a digital meeting place for nonprofits and volunteers to find each other during this special season. The Holiday Heroes Handbook is NOW OPEN for agencies to post holiday volunteer activities and needs. The Handbook will feature opportunities taking place November 1 through January 15, 2018.

Volunteers seeking holiday projects can sign up beginning October 1. Please check back soon!


Congratulations! Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Committee, Participants, and Volunteers!

Congratulations on the 35th anniversary presentation of the NVSO! These Games are an amazing all-NVSO2017volunteer effort! NVSO2017 Kudos to all who make the NVSO happen every September. Did you miss The Games? Put it on your schedule for 2018. See photos of Northern Virginia seniors, living healthy longer!

Enjoy photos here.



Upcoming Workshop

Volunteer Leadership: The Art of Managing Up
Wednesday, September 17, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Webinar!
Presenter: Susan Sanow, Special Projects Manager, Volunteer Fairfax
Who should attend: Volunteer managers, coordinators and team leaders!


Whether or not you are officially the boss of anyone or even if you have the word “manager” in your title, chances are that as the leader of volunteers at an organization, you are managing people, projects or both! At this workshop, we’ll consider your roles as a leader to your volunteers and your other voices needed in the management of the entire organization. We will talk about determining what volunteers really want and what your boss really wants… and how to adjust your work practices whether managing up or down.

$39 for Partner/Associate Members of Volunteer Fairfax, $59 for Registered Members, $69 for non-members. Register.
Here’s more information on this and other upcoming trainings.



The unexpected happens! What can you do to prepare? Visit Ready.gov for useful tips. In addition, download the Fairfax Alerts app for up-to-date local information. You can also download the FEMA mobile app for national updates. Want to get involved? Join us at an upcoming VF Volunteer Emergency Team (VET) orientation on September 14 or October 1 to learn about year-round preparedness activities.

Click here to learn more about how Volunteer Fairfax is involved in helping our community in the event of a disaster.


Intern

 

Volunteer Fairfax seeks Interns

Join the Volunteer Fairfax team! We are seeking an IT Communications Intern or volunteer and Special Events Intern! Grow your resume while helping VF build a better community!

 


ChuckCelebrating Stories:55+? What’s Next?


This year, 2017, marks the 35th presentation of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) scheduled for Sept 9-20. RSVP-NV is a proud partner of NVSO working to recruit the volunteers needed to support the competitions. Chuck Toftoy, an enthusiastic NVSO committee member and an athlete with a What’s Next attitude, says, “I know some people see old folks as frail or weak or finished. Come out to The Games, my friend!” More…

 


Need a Speaker?

If your organization would like a speaker that can inspire your constituents to volunteer service, please contact us. We would be happy to speak at your next conference, meeting, or annual retreat. Email Angela Starling to discuss.