Every time someone engages in service, they not only enrich their own lives but also help Volunteer Fairfax achieve its mission of meeting community needs. Beneficiaries of volunteers may include a teen who has a strong mentor, those hungry and homeless who are fed and sheltered, and animals who are found forever homes.

We are proud to be part of the impact on the community. We are also grateful for our supporters’ generous investment to help us amplify community impact by Leading, Connecting, and Mobilizing through volunteerism.

2022 Volunteer Impact by the Numbers

Volunteer Fairfax engaged 9,571  individuals who contributed 20,865 hours of volunteer time providing $642,642 in value-added service to the greater community.

Here is a snapshot of VF’s recent impacts:

  • More than 190 volunteers were recognized at the virtual 2022 Volunteer Service Awards.
  • Served 650+ nonprofits & charitable organizations
  • 111 active RSVP 55+ volunteers  served 4,780 hours supporting 32 local agencies
  • 91 court-referred clients were placed in volunteer service through the Alternative Community Service program, contributing 2,876 service hours.
  • 2,710 community members engaged in Volunteer Fairfax’s signature events – VolunteerFest and the MLK, Jr. Weekend of Service – contributing over 6,470 hours in supporting over 49 community agencies.
  • Volunteer Management Training Program presented 31 webinars to 1,332 participants
  • 57 participants spent 171 hours in joint training exercises with the Department of Emergency Management and Security (DEMS), building up VF’s emergency response infrastructure in times of disaster.

VF’s recent accomplishments:

  • 2023 Volunteer Fairfax selected as a Catalogue for Philanthropy (now Spur Local) best local nonprofit. VF has received this accolade continuously since 2011.
  • 2023   Volunteer Fairfax developed Disability and Inclusion Toolkits and Training to support volunteers in finding meaningful service opportunities and nonprofit partners in welcoming volunteers of all abilities into their activities.
  • 2021    Volunteer Management Training Program approved for participants to receive credit hours toward the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential.
  • 2020    Established the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work Group to inform VF’s community programs and work.
  • 2019    Established the Task Force on Disability Inclusion in Volunteerism.