Supporting the Community When It’s Needed Most
Volunteer Fairfax is the designated lead agency for recruitment and deployment of affiliated and spontaneous volunteers as well as the management of spontaneous volunteers during an emergency. Volunteer Fairfax continues to fulfill its mission by mobilizing people and resources to meet community need through involvement in Fairfax County and Regional Emergency Response and Recovery functions.
Spontaneous Volunteers are also known as convergent or unaffiliated volunteers. They are not associated with any recognized disaster response agency but they possess other training, skills and experience. They can appear on the scene or call to offer assistance. Unaffiliated does not mean unskilled and there are many ways for volunteers to be involved provided that there is some organization and procedure. That is where Volunteer Fairfax comes in.