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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.
VolunteerFest is Saturday, October 22 -
Registration Now Open!
VolunteerFest is our local celebration of National Make A Difference Day. We are mobilizing hundreds of volunteers--of all shapes and sizes--to help nonprofits in our neighborhoods tackle projects large and small. Click here to see a list of projects and to register to participate!! Deadline to register is October 19 so do it today to have greatest project selection! You can help by posting our #FFXVolFest flyer to your office/community/Starbucks bulletin board! Be a part of making this day great - consider becoming an event sponsor. Together WE Make A Difference!
Teens, Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school? Of course you do!
Come to the next Teen Volunteer Information Night at Chantilly Regional Library on Tuesday, October 4 at 7-8p or Reston Regional Library on Wednesday, October 5 from 7-8p. Register here. See you there. Find out where and how you can earn those service learning hours.
Handbook for Holiday Heroes
Agencies, are you seeking volunteers for holiday programming? Post a Volunteer Opportunity in our handbook to get holiday help. A holiday volunteer opportunity is an activity taking place from November 1 through January 16, 2017 and can be located throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Region. When posting, be sure to select "Handbook for Holiday Heroes" in the "Great For" field.
*Posting requires Associate or Partner Level member. Check your status or call 703-246-3460.
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Thank you to everyone who came out in support Points of Light #911 Day of Service and Remembrance on The National Mall. Volunteer Fairfax is proud that we were selected to provide project management for this impactful event. Enjoy the pics!
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and this day was dedicated to honoring both the victims of the attacks and the heroes who rose in service to respond to the attacks. Thank you to event sponsors Booz Allen Hamilton and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO)
Many thanks to all of the amazing volunteers who came out to support the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics! We hope you had a great time! Thank you for helping our Northern Virginia seniors #livehealthylonger. NVSO takes place every September so we look forward to seeing you in 2017.
RSVP Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, was proud to partner with the 2016 NVSO. To find volunteer opportunities if you are 55 and older contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-403-5360.
Celebrating Stories Project:
Joseph Jinwoo Kim—Volunteering in America
At 18 years, Joseph is already a veteran traveler. Born in Korea and with family in Annandale, Virginia, Joseph grew up bi-culturally. “I attended second grade here. That’s where I learned English.” By 5th grade, Joseph was back in Korea but he returned again to the States as a teen. Although his residence changed several times, there was a constant in his heart…the desire to help people. More…