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 coalition of libraries, faith and community-based groups, public agencies, and businesses, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is dedicated to helping low-income individuals and families prepare their tax returns at no cost. Volunteer Fairfax partners with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services to recruit volunteers and promote the services of this program.
Known in Northern Virginia as the Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Campaign, this initiative runs from January, 2010 to mid-April and recruits local members of the community to prepare taxes, greet customers, and coordinate sites. Free tax certification training is provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to all volunteers. Qualifying families are those who make less than $49,000 per year. IRS certified volunteers will ensure you receive the maximum tax refund and help determine if you are eligible for the earned income tax credit. Families throughout Northern Virginia received over $2 million in federal refunds last tax season through this free service. The Center also teams up with Deloitte to host the Deloitte Community Tax Assistance Day, which allows the public to access professional tax preparers for free. This annual tax preparation event puts thousands of dollars back into the hands of hard-working families.
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.
Participate in one of the largest community events in the area, Celebrate Fairfax. This event, held the first weekend in June each year, relies on more than 1,000 volunteers to keep it a smooth-running success. Individuals can enjoy a weekend of music, food, rides and exhibits. Fun for the whole family. Make sure to stop by the Volunteer Fairfax booth.
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.
Want to get engaged in your community but you live and work in another geographic area in the region? Check out the Metro Coalition of Volunteer Centers, a collaborative of the eleven regional volunteer centers representing jurisdictions in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
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.