“Volunteerism allows people and communities to participate in their own growth. Sara Holtz continues to be a role model for those around her by committing her time and resources to issues she is passionate about, such as environmental sustainability and working with youth to train the next generation of volunteers. We are honored to nominate Sara as the Providence District representative for the 2020 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards, ” said Dalia Palchik, Providence District, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Having dedicated more than 15,000 hours of service over the years, Sara has made a massive impact. With STAMP (Science Technology Art Music Philanthropy), she assisted in creating opportunities for Waples Mill Elementary School students, families, teachers, staff, and alumni to serve the community by participating in science, technology, art, music, and philanthropic activities. Her ongoing efforts to support students, the environment, and the families in her community demonstrate the positive impact volunteers in Fairfax have on our county’s environmental efforts and inspires future generations of environmentalists.
Together with Fairfax ReLeaf/NOVA Soil & Water Conservation District, and Fairfax County Park Authority Invasive Management Area Program, Sara helped conserve, restore and promote sustainable urban forests in Northern Virginia. She also dedicates time to encouraging environmental stewardship through education, programming, and community involvement. In addition to Waples Mill Elementary School, Sara also inspires young minds through her involvement in Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, Franklin Middle School, Leave No Trace, and Peace Corps.