(Fairfax, VA – October 21, 2023) – Hundreds of area residents will be out and about “doing good” on Saturday, October 21, 2023, as part of VolunteerFest, a county-wide day of service.  VolunteerFest is held every year in the fall and encourages anyone interested in volunteerism to get out and make a connection with a local organization. 

WHAT: VolunteerFest is a county-wide initiative fostering volunteerism.  For nearly 50 years, Volunteer Fairfax has been mobilizing people and resources to meet regional community needs.  We have partnered with a lots of area nonprofits to provide a variety of projects serving diverse community needs and mission areas including food insecurity, learning garden maintenance, park clean-ups, encouragement cards, emergency response, animal welfare and more!

WHEN: The event takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

WHERE: Below are three examples of projects, for a full listing of 26 projects, see our website here.

  • Support Daniels Run Elementary Living Classroom with Land and Waters

This in-person event supports environmental education.  Volunteers will plant native plants, lay down mulch, weed garden beds and more.  Register here.

Project address:  3705 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax

Time:  9:30-12:30  

  • Storm Drain Labeling and Education with Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation

This in-person project has an education and environment mission.  Volunteers will label storm drains.  Storm drain labeling is an effective, low-cost method of educating residents about water quality.  Register here.

Project address:  2628 Depaul Drive, Vienna

Time: 10:00-12:00

  • Student Art Initiative Community Project at John R. Lewis High School

Support students and staff in the John R. Lewis Leadership Program use art to create messages of positivity and belonging in connection with the legacy of the school’s namesake, John R. LewisRegister here.

Project address: 6540 Franconia Rd, Springfield

Time: 10:00-12:00

WHY: VolunteerFest connects dedicated volunteers to community need and introduces first-time volunteers to nonprofits in the community.

VolunteerFest increases the capacity of the nonprofits through volunteer power.

VolunteerFestinvites individuals, families, friends, neighbors, colleagues to give back to our community.

VolunteerFest is an opportunity for students to earn important service-learning hours. 

DETAILS: All volunteer activities are free to participants. 

About Volunteer Fairfax

For 50 years, Volunteer Fairfax has worked to create a better community through service. To learn more, visit


Contact: Hollie Gordon, Senior Manger
Communications and Public Engagement