From Humble Beginnings
Volunteer Fairfax has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1974. In just over 45 years, the programs of this volunteer powerhouse expanded substantially to support the needs of a dynamic community.
In the late seventies, Volunteer Fairfax, then known as the Voluntary Action Center of Fairfax County (VAC), referred 211 volunteers to worthy causes in support of the greater Fairfax County community. Fast forward to 2019, Volunteer Fairfax engaged nearly 14,000 volunteers who donated more than 54,000 hours serving more than 650 nonprofits and public agencies, a value of over $1.4 million dollars added to the community.
Volunteer Fairfax now has a budget of 1.2 million dollars, a staff of 14, supported by eight administrative volunteers and an actively engaged 15-member board of directors. Volunteer Fairfax encompasses programs that involve all ages and demographics of the community.