Throughout February we encourage you to warm your heart by giving the greatest gift ... volunteering! At Volunteer Fairfax we strive to make it easy for you to engage. There are so many ways to serve! Check out some of the following options to volunteer:

  • RSVP - The program especially designed for volunteers age 55+
  • BoardLink - A leadership opportunity for those with passion and experience.
  • Volunteer Now! - Looking for the right volunteer opportunity for YOU … search our online local database of opportunities.

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FREE Tax Prep Help for Qualified Clients

Tax DayVolunteer Fairfax is proud to partner with Deloitte and the Fairfax County Department of Family Services on the presentation of Deloitte’s 11th annual Community Tax Assistance Day on Saturday, February 23 from 10a-4pm. IRS-trained Deloitte volunteers will provide free tax preparation services for 2018 Federal and state tax returns for households with a total income of $55,000 or less. Translation services in Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese are scheduled and American Sign Language interpreters will be available. Location is Fairfax SkillSource Center, Heritage Center, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia, 22003. Appointments are recommended. Email taxday@volunteerfairfax.org or call 703-246-3896. For more information and for a list of documents you must bring click here.

Hear more about this upcoming day by clicking to listen to the iHeartMEDIA program on the topic.

27th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

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Often the good deeds of dedicated volunteers go unnoticed. On Wednesday April 24, 2018, Volunteer Fairfax hosts the Annual Volunteer Service Awards, providing the opportunity to honor volunteers who have given outstanding service to the community. Be a part of recognizing incredible volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make our community a better place! Tickets for this event will go on sale in March.

Volunteer Fairfax Open House a Success!

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Volunteer Fairfax CEO Steve Mutty (center-left) and City of Fairfax Mayor David L. Meyer, (center-right) cut the ceremonial ribbon at Volunteer Fairfax’s new headquarters in the Burkholder Center in Fairfax during an open house, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Also shown from left are City of Fairfax council member Janice B. Miller; Volunteer Fairfax board president Rick Garza and Volunteer Fairfax board members Cherylyn Harley LeBon (partially obstructed), Ginger L. Bristow and Claire M. S. Meade. In addition to engaging thousands of volunteers of all ages each year that support more than 600 member nonprofits and agencies, Volunteer Fairfax organizes three annual events that promote and celebrate volunteerism. Volunteer Fairfax is so excited to have officially shared our new headquarters with you, a space that enables Volunteer Fairfax to more effectively serve the community.


Upcoming Volunteer Management Training Webinars

March 14 @ noon to 1:30 pm - The Accidental Volunteer Manager

Volunteers for Change Valentine's Challenge

Volunteer Fairfax’s Volunteers for Change Program held it's Annual Valentine’s Challenge on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in honor of MLK Day! Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who created 5000+ Valentine cards for children and teens in foster care or who have recently aged out and are in college.

10th Annual Give Together

Give TogetherThe 10th Annual Give Together, held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a HUGE success! Thank you to our families, volunteers, nonprofit partners, elected officials and staff who made this day a success! It was wonderful to see our caring community, young and old, come together to serve and make an impact! To find out all that was accomplished and see photos from this momentous day click here!

Support for our Furloughed Neighbors


As many families in our area were heavily impacted by the government shutdown we applaud the scores of non-profits and local agencies who stepped up to offer assistance. We at Volunteer Fairfax have compiled a list of Support for our Furloughed Neighbors. Check out our Facebook page for additional information.

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Calling All Youth ...


Have you been searching for how to fulfill your school service hour requirements? Would you like to volunteer, but don’t know where to begin? Volunteer coordinators recognize that taking the initial step is often the toughest part of volunteerism. Check out Volunteer Fairfax’s Directory of Youth Service Opportunities. The directory contains over 100 volunteer agencies, indexed by categories such as region, minimum age, and mission area. The directory also contains a list of other resources, information on grants, and tips on getting started.

Busy and on the go, not looking for a long term commitment, but still want to volunteer?


For many us, finding rewarding and fun volunteer opportunities that fit into our busy lifestyle can be challenging.  

Look no more! Volunteer Fairfax’s Volunteers for Change program was made for you.

VFC is for the suburbanite on the go, who may not have time for a long term volunteer commitment but wants to be involved, make a difference and meet other like-minded volunteers in the process and get to know the community.

In a comprehensive 45 minute info session you'll learn everything you need to get started! These are held twice a month at the Volunteer Fairfax headquarters centrally located in Fairfax City. Click here to view our Community Calendar to find upcoming sessions with sign up links.

Click to listen to a recent podcast to learn more about Volunteers for change.

Opportunities at Volunteer Fairfax
Do you want to be part of the Volunteer Fairfax team? We have several openings ranging from internships to staff positions. For a full rundown of these great opportunities, please visit our career page.


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Inspiring Stories: Northern Virginia Senior Olympics’ Power Couple Living Healthy Longer Together

nvso A month before the 2017 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics began Joyce Tobias emailed friends updating them on her husband Tom, 84, who had just been in a serious cycling accident. Joyce told friends Tom had returned home after a brief hospital stay. “He is fine, but bruised up and has a lot of road rash and a broken rib.” She added, “He definitely won't be riding in the NVSO this year.” BUT! “Definitely won’t” turned to “maybe” and then to “probably” and finally to “definitely will” as the September 10 ride date loomed. It seems time and determination can work together in mysterious ways. On September 10, 2017, Tom and Joyce, dressed in full cycling regalia, stood at Vint Hill, waiting for the starter’s gun at the NVSO 10K, overcoming the odds once again. “Never a dull moment even when you are 84,” says Joyce. For the rest of the Tobias’ story and to read more volunteer profiles, please visit our Celebrating Stories page.