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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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about the volunteer 
center!  Enjoy our stories of Service, special events, and 
everyday moments.
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on Jan. 9, Jan. 26,
Feb. 8, Feb. 28 or
our open house on Feb. 16.
Volunteers for Change
on Jan. 29
Volunteer Emergency Team
on Feb16 and
Community Ambassadors Team
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Awards25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards:
Accepting Nominations

Volunteer Fairfax is pleased to announce that nominations are now OPEN for the 2017 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Every day our community is served by dedicated volunteers.  Each year we have the opportunity to honor them at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards, a community-wide celebration of volunteerism. Honor your outstanding volunteer(s) in your organization, club, school, library or neighborhood by nominating them today.  Deadline is February 3. Mark your calendar for the celebration on Friday, April 21 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Waterford at Springfield. (Enjoy a look back at the VSAs 2016).

MLKMartin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service -
January 16, 2017

Every year, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday honoring Dr. King’s message of peace and empowerment. Volunteer Fairfax participates in the MLK Day of Service on a local and grassroots level with the presentation of Give Together: A Family Day of Serviceand the Volunteers for Change Foster Care to Success Valentine's Challenge. These events are FULL. Click to find more Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteer opportunitiesand for ongoing youth volunteer opportunities.

Special thanks to our Give Together Sponsors: NOVEC and Access National Bank!

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 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.

Volunteer Leadership:  The Art of Managing Up AND Down
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:00–10:00 am via a Webinar!

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

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…

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. Hear from Volunteer Fairfax CEO, Elise Neil Bengtson about Holiday Volunteering in our community. Click to find holiday opportunities and thank you for your generosity.