Volunteer Fairfax offers a variety of services to nonprofit organizations. The Center's goal is to be a leader in creating sustainability in the nonprofit sector. For more information on becoming a member and taking advantage of these services, click here.
Every year, Volunteer Fairfax connects thousands of potential volunteers with opportunities by posting them on our website, and providing individualized assistance to find projects. Submitting an opportunity couldn't be easier: simply log onto the members' section of our website and complete the opportunity submission form. Then sit back and wait for volunteers to contact you.
This biweekly newsletter it sent to more than 1,000 individuals in the nonprofit community. Every issue is full of useful information, such as grant opportunities, technology issues, upcoming trainings in the region and more. It is a great way to stay connected with the changing dynamics of the nonprofit world.
Have a big event coming up? Want to get the word out to the public? Volunteer Fairfax collects events that occur all throughout the Washington, D.C., Metro region and posts them on our community events calendar.
Volunteer Fairfax recognized that nonprofits rely on donations of both time and resources. The Donations Guide allows agencies to list their donation needs, which members of the public can then fulfill. The guide is broken down by item type and geographic region, so it is easy to find a way to give.
Volunteer administrators spend so much time recognizing others that they are rarely rewarded for their own efforts. This event is made for the dedicated individuals who are as committed to volunteerism as the Center. Come and have lunch on us, and meet the other extraordinary volunteer coordinators in the area.
Around the holidays, there is an outpouring of desire to give back to one's community. Volunteer Fairfax serves as a central hub for these volunteers, and provides a resource that makes holiday volunteering easy. The Holiday Volunteer Opportunities Flyer is posted at various public locations throughout the area, as well as online. Don't miss the chance to capitalize on the spirit of giving and expand your volunteer base.
Through a generous grant by the ExxonMobil Foundation, Volunteer Fairfax administers the Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP). This unique program gives nonprofit agencies throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. a grant that pays for an intern for eight weeks in the summer. This allows agencies to complete large tasks without exhausting staff time. Applications for the 2012 cycle are now available. Contact Teresa Nacario for more information.
Many community organizations find the service of Alternative Community Service (ACS) clients a wonderful means to accomplish a variety of tasks, such as sorting donations, landscaping or data entry, just to name a few. ACS volunteers help agencies complete tasks that could not otherwise be done due to staffing, time or budgetary constraints. Many clients have continued to volunteer after the completion of their required hours or have secured full-time employment at their placements. Register your agency to receive ACS clients as volunteers.
Volunteer Fairfax's Training Series is made by nonprofit workers for nonprofit workers. Covering topics from the basics of volunteer management to dealing with difficult volunteers to trends in volunteering, the Series is one of the most informative, cost-effective ways to create sustainability in the sector. For more information about training, contact Pheobe Bicknell.