Thank you to all agencies and volunteers who participated in VolunteerFest on Oct 24, 2015!
VolunteerFest is an annual region-wide day of community service held in conjunction with national Make A Difference Day, October 24th. VolunteerFest mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits and government agencies accomplish tasks that they would not have the time or resources to do on their own. Organizations submit project proposals to have volunteers transform their space, their client experience, or their staff's morale!
Event Details for Agencies
Who can participate? 501(c)(3) nonprofits and government agencies in Northern Virginia (Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties, Virginia and the cities of Fairfax, Alexandria, and Falls Church, Virginia). All participating agencies must be a Partner or Associate member of Volunteer Fairfax.
Project Location: All project locations must be in Northern Virginia area (Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties, Virginia and the cities of Fairfax, Alexandria, and Falls Church, Virginia).
Project Ideas: Past VolunteerFest projects include: painting at a community center, sorting clothing at a thrift store, serving meals at a shelter, pulling weeds and invasive vines at parks, and tutoring at a local library.
Time Period: Duration of the projects should be two to four hours long.
Number of Volunteers: Projects must have a minimum of 5 volunteers. There is no maximum number of volunteers set by Volunteer Fairfax.
Age Range: Each nonprofit must determine their own minimum age (with or without an adult present). You may also determine whether or not the project is appropriate for families.
Multiple project submissions: If submitting multiple projects (or two separate shifts for the same project), please submit a separate project proposal form for each project and each location.
The project coordinator must attend one of the Orientation Meetings: A representative from your organization must be present at your project site(s) for the duration of the projects – this should be someone who is familiar with the project and who can keep volunteers busy and safe. (if this person did not attend the Orientation Meeting, he/she must participate in an orientation over the phone).
Have questions? Contact Jessica Warren today!