Last year, local nonprofits posted thousands of volunteer opportunities in the region on the Center's online volunteer opportunity board. Through these listings, Volunteer Fairfax generated 49,000 volunteer hours; an investment of more than $900,000 in volunteer time to area nonprofits.
Volunteer Fairfax helps area businesses become more engaged through a variety of services that range from free consultations to fee-for-service project management and sponsorship benefits.
Volunteer Fairfax works with agencies to train pre-affiliated volunteers prior to a disaster and collaborates with the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management to fulfill unmet needs and spontaneous volunteers in times of disaster.
Learn to manage volunteers and start thinking about organizational continuity with Volunteer Fairfax's two unique training series. The Volunteer Management Training Series offers tips, tools and tricks for creating, managing and growing a volunteer program.
This flexible volunteer program for busy, working adults offers a monthly calendar with more than 45 different one-time projects in which to participate.
This summer internship program is designed to encourage college students to explore nonprofit careers and to enhance the human resources capacity of regional nonprofits.
Each April, Volunteer Fairfax recognizes outstanding community volunteers. In the award's 16 year history, more than 1,800 volunteers have been honored. Nominees and award winners are recognized at a breakfast ceremony supported by area businesses, elected officials and community leaders.
In conjunction with National Make a Difference Day, VolunteerFest® engages nearly 1,500 volunteers at Fairfax County nonprofits, the third Saturday of each October.
Volunteer Fairfax annually places and monitors more than 1,000 court-referred clients through its ACS program. These clients contribute approximately 33,000 hours of community service annually to area nonprofits and local agencies.
Volunteer Fairfax offers a Patch Program to Girl Scouts that teaches the value of giving back to the community. We are currently updating the program curriculum, and it will be available in May 2013.
Volunteer Fairfax partners with a number of different public and nonprofit organizations to use volunteers in delivering necessary services. Find out more about these partnerships and collaborations.