Oftentimes the good deeds of dedicated volunteers go unnoticed. On April 21, 2017, Volunteer Fairfax will host the Annual Volunteer Service Awards, providing the opportunity to honor volunteers who have given outstanding service to the community. We need your help recognizing incredible volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make our community a better place! Tickets for this event will go on sale on March 8th.
Volunteers for Change, a volunteer program for busy professionals, students, stay-at-home moms/dads or anyone with limited time, is holding orientations for interested community members. This program features a flexible calendar of fun weekend and weekday evening projects to fit busy schedules. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit the Community Calendar for upcoming orientation dates, and register online.
A regional initiative to engage individuals ages 55 and older in meaningful volunteer service to meet critical community needs. RSVP volunteers are matched with non-profits and public agencies that make a positive impact in areas such as emergency preparedness, workforce development, and support for veterans and military families. In addition to rewarding volunteer experiences, RSVP-Northern Virginia offers individuals ongoing social events, leadership opportunities, transportation reimbursement, and supplemental insurance while serving. If you are interested in becoming an RSVP Volunteer, please visit the RSVP Volunteer Page for upcoming orientation dates, and register online.
VolunteerFest is a region-wide day of community service held in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day. VolunteerFest mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits accomplish tasks that they would not have the time or resources to do on their won. Join hands-on projects such as landscaping, maintaining outdoor classrooms at local elementary schools, sorting thrift shop donations, and many others. Everyone is encouraged to participate! The 2017 VolunteerFest will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Every year, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday honoring Dr. King’s message of peace and empowerment. In recognition of Dr. King’s message, this day has been designated as a National Day of Service. Volunteer Fairfax participates in the MLK Day of Service by inviting children of all ages to engage in volunteering with the presentation of Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day and the Volunteers for Change Valentine's Challenge. Both events will take place on January 15, 2018.