Volunteer Fairfax partners with many nonprofit and public organizations to bring much-needed services to the community. This page provides a list of partnerships and ways in which you may be able to benefit from and support them.
Through a partnership with Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Deloitte, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is dedicated to help lower-income individuals and families prepare their tax returns at no cost. Known as Northern Virginia as the Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Campaign, this initiative runs throughout tax season and recruits local members of the community to prepare taxes. Free tax certification training is provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to all volunteers. Families and individuals who made less than $52,000 in 2014 are qualified for free tax preparation service. Certified volunteers will ensure the maximum tax refund and help determine eligibility for the earned income tax credit. Families in Northern Virginia received over $2 million in federal refunds last tax season through this program.
Connect Northern Virginia is an easy-to-use and customizable website for the Northern Virginia community. Launched in September 2013, it offers public and private sector information about a wide range of community issues and resources. It includes information and data connecting the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William with the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park and with the Towns of Dumfries, Herndon, Leesburg, Purcellville and Vienna. Connect Northern Virginia is a partnership between George Mason University, Fairfax County OP3, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, and Volunteer Fairfax.
Are you 55 or better? You can take advantage of the informative fairs that Venture into Volunteering Senior and Boomer Initiative holds once a year. Learn about the resources available to those 55 and older and how you can take advantage of them.
Volunteer Fairfax is proud to partner with ABC 7/WJLA-TV to inspire community involvement and serve as a resource for volunteers. ABC 7/WJLA-TV is always on the side of the community and believes in the power of people giving a hand to those in need.
Faith Communities in Action is a network of faith communities, community-based organizations, and government agencies that fosters interfaith communication and cooperation to build and strengthen human services resources in Fairfax County.
Interested in learning more about your community and developing community leadership skills? Consider registering for a Leadership Fairfax program or your local Neighborhood College.
Do you manage volunteers for an organization such as a sports league, youth group etc? Northern Virginia Association of Volunteer Administrators (NVAVA) is a professional membership organization for persons committed to the effective involvement of volunteers in community programs and services. Consider attending and learning from others who work with volunteers.
Coordinated Services Planning provides information, referral, linkage, and advocacy to public and private human services available to Fairfax County residents. This partnership helps provide basic needs, such as emergency food, shelter and clothing, in addition to financial assistance, health care services and referrals to other services and resources. CSP staff has extensive knowledge of resources available to meet the needs of Fairfax County residents. The Human Services Resource Guide is a database that contains detailed information on resources that are available to Fairfax County residents. Call 703-222-0880, TTY: 711 for more information.