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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.
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Volunteer Fairfax is proud to support the Points of Light 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, a Family Volunteer Fair on the National Mall, September 10 from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and is dedicated to honoring both the victims of the attacks and the heroes who rose in service to respond to the attacks. The day of service draws us closer to each other as we honor and remember the spirit of these men and women. Click to get involved in this family-friendly special event.
The eEvent is sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, Bob Woodruff Foundation, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To find additional 9/11 Day Service Opportunities visit 911day.org.
Agencies! Submit a Project!
VolunteerFest is Saturday, October 22
VolunteerFest, our local celebration of the annual National Make A Difference Day, mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all shapes and sizes to help nonprofits in our neighborhoods tackle tasks that they would not have the time, or resources, to accomplish on their own. If your agency has a project that would greatly impact your organization submit a project proposal by September 12.
Should project be selected your agency must be a VF Partner member.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO)
RSVP Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, is proud to partner with the 2016 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) coming soon September 10 – 21. Volunteers will be needed to support the NVSO which will offer more than 50 events at 20 different locations throughout Northern Virginia. Events will include track and field, swimming and diving,
ten-pin and Wii bowling, golf and miniature golf, tennis and table tennis, Spelling Bee and Sudoku, and much more! Get in the action! Athlete registration deadline is August 27 (by mail) or September 5 (online). Information here. Volunteer registration (vols 16 and older) sign up here!
Thank you Fairfax County Channel 16 for your coverage shown on 16 Around Fairfax – check it out!
Celebrating Stories Project
Ramona Morrow, a valued partner in youth volunteerism
Working with youth to engage them in service is a high priority at Volunteer Fairfax. To achieve this mission, Volunteer Fairfax partners with equally committed key leaders in the youth community. Ramona Morrow is one such partner and friend. A recipient of a Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement, Mona has served children of Fairfax County Public Schools and Virginia for nearly 30 years. More…
Connecting For-Profit Resources to Nonprofit Needs
On June 17, Volunteer Fairfax proudly partnered with Discovery Communications on their 7th Annual Impact Day. Hundreds of Discovery employees descended upon nonprofits-- in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia--lending a hand on tasks ranging from painting, fixing, organizing and reading to children! Through our BusinessLink program, Volunteer Fairfax matches companies seeking to do good works in the community to impactful projects. To learn more about Discovery’s Impact Day and see pictures click.