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Volunteer Opportunities

Find your passion through volunteering!

OP3 connects volunteers with opportunities to support Fairfax County programs and services through the Volunteer Management System (VMS). OP3 staff actively promote volunteer opportunities and find matches for corporate employee volunteer opportunities. 

How to Volunteer in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Volunteer Management System (VMS): Your link to 3,000 + Fairfax County volunteer opportunities. More than 15,000 volunteers are registered, contributing more than 1.3 MILLION hours in 2016 through 30+ program areas including the arts, elections, libraries, parks, and public safety. Volunteers provided essential services to children, older adults, and shelter animals.

Volunteer Fairfax: Volunteer Fairfax mobilizes people and resources to meet regional community needs everyday as well as in times of disaster. Through a variety of programs and services, Volunteer Fairfax strengthens the capacity of its nonprofit members and offers meaningful volunteer opportunities for local citizens.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS): Whether you have school-aged children or not, FCPS welcomes community support for students as mentors, classroom aides, helping with special events and extra-curricular activities.

Here Here are some groups that you will find in VMS and Volunteer Fairfax!

Animal Shelter

Help care for the basic needs of animals and provide enrichment to enhance their overall quality of life while at the shelter. As a new volunteer, you can share your time and talents to help animals in need by choosing to help in the dog kennels or the cat room.

Boards, Authorities, and Commissions

In our democracy, government is of the people, by the people and for the people. That is why citizen participation in local government is so essential. Local government is the form of government closest to us in our everyday lives, and the one we are most able to influence. Advisory bodies play a very important role in County government. >>

Citizens Corps

The purpose of the Fairfax County Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds.

Community Services Board (CSB)

We value the involvement of the community in fulfilling its mission. Our volunteers expand and enrich our services, enhance the lives of people in our community, and extend public awareness.

Environmental Programs

If you care about the environment and want to learn more about it, this may be the perfect volunteer place for you.

Family Services Department

Promote the well-being of our diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of children, adults and families through advocacy, education and effective supportive services.

Fire and Rescue Department

Fairfax County's volunteer fire and rescue services are an integral partner with the Fire and Rescue Department in the delivery of services to the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County. There are 12 active volunteer fire departments in Fairfax County.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

The Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court has jurisdiction over juvenile matters, offenses committed by adults against juveniles (youth under the age of 18), and family matters, except divorce, in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the towns of Herndon, Vienna and Clifton. Volunteers assist staff in a number of ways.

Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS)

NCS relies on people like you to help build a stronger community through our programs and services. Volunteers work side by side with staff in every activity in long-term assignments or something temporary.

Park Authority

With over 24,000 acres of parkland, the Fairfax County Park Authority offers challenging and rewarding volunteer assignments in virtually every program area including nature centers, historic sites, gardens, neighborhood parks, athletic fields, recreation centers and golf courses.

Police Department

Interested in assisting law enforcement officers? Do you have what it takes to meet the high standards necessary to become an Fairfax County Police Department Auxiliary Police Officer? Learn more about the duties and rewards of becoming an Auxiliary Police Officer.

Public Library

Join our elite corps of dedicated Fairfax County Public Library volunteers. You can make a big difference in the quality of library service in your community by sharing your time and talent. >>

Looking for other ways to give back to the community? Look no further: Ways to Give.

Want to learn more about getting involved in your community?

Check out our Get Involved page lots of ideas!


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