Check out our current opportunities to engage in your community. For a list of Fairfax County opportunities visit here.
Volunteer to help develop the innovators of the future! SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College’s regional STEM outreach program, is partnering with Fairfax County Public Schools and are looking for volunteers to help with their competition.
Know a great volunteer?
Nominations are now open for the 22nd Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Recognize the outstanding volunteers in your life with a nomination; competitive and non competitive categories are available. Nominations close February 3rd.
If you are cleaning out those closest to start 2014 and looking to donate unwanted goods, check out the Fairfax County donations page -- it has a full list of what to donate where!
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Have a Community Project?
Each year, Leadership Fairfax solicits community service projects from local non-profits for our Emerging Leaders Institute and Honors College Connects teams to work on. Interested non-profits who would like to find out more about these projects are invited to call Moniek at 703.752.7504. Proposals will be accepted in August 2013.
Leadership Fairfax is currently accepting applications to its three programs: the LFI Signature program, and the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). Leadership Fairfax has been developing community leaders since 1988. Visit their website at www.leadershipfairfax.org for detailed information and application form, or call Elizabeth Murphy at (703) 752-7550.
The Park Authority needs your help! Colvin Run Mill was recently selected as one of 25 finalists in a web-based contest sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. The site that gets the greatest number of votes will receive $100,000 in preservation prize money which will be used to fully restore the Mill. Vote early and often!!
[UPDATE: THANKS TO YOUR VOTE THE PARK WAS AWARDED A $75,00 GRANT TO REFURBISH COLVIN RUN. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!]
Fairfax County Needs Election Officers The Fairfax County Office of Elections is recruiting election officers for the June 11 Primary Election and/or the Nov. 5 General Election. Qualifications include being a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia and availability to work at least half of Election Day. All qualified residents are encouraged to become election officers, especially those with technology skills and diverse language abilities. You must attend a one-time training class. Call 703-324-4735, TTY 771, or email email@example.com.
Animal lovers --the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (FCAS) invites you to donate needed supplies (leashes, collars, cages, chew toys,towels) for their newly renovated and expanded facility on W. Ox Road. You can also purchase comfy new beds for shelter dogs and cats (and hammocks for reptiles) from their Amazon Wish List.
Greeters, groomers, walkers, and gardeners are some of the volunteer opportunities. Groups of adults or teens can help with monthly special events at the shelter or in the community. Seniors (age 55+) interested in fostering, adopting, or volunteering are invited to visit on Wednesdays when adopted animals will be spayed or neutered at no charge.
Give your time– Volunteers needed to assist in the 100K homes Registry Week. Volunteers will create a registry, by name and photograph, of everyone experiencing homelessness in our area. The personalized stories about these individuals will help us make important decisions about how to prioritize and allocate housing and support resources. Register online or contact Tom Barnett.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteers Income Tax Assistance program needs your help in getting the word out about their services. If you know an individual or family who worked in 2012 and made less than $51,000, they may qualify for help in preparing their federal taxes.
Organized by Fairfax County Department of Family Services, the NOVA CASH Coalition is dedicated to helping local families avoid the costly service most organizations charge to prepare and file taxes. With the help of dedicated IRS certified volunteers, low-income families throughout Northern Virginia received over $7 million in federal refunds last tax season.Every tax season, hundreds of volunteers in the Northern Virginia area find great satisfaction in helping low income families file their federal and state tax returns.
Fairfax Falls Church Community Partnership on Ending Homlessness
Build on the success of Jeans Day by committing to end chronic homelessness. Your commitment, no matter how large or small, makes a difference. For example in addition to donating needed funds you can tweet/post/mail to your social network, host an event, write your representative, contact your church. Every little bit goes a long way to ending homelessness in Fairfax County. Commit today to helping this cause!
Fairfax County Park Foundation
Help build Chessie's Big Backyard! The Tiki Village section has just opened and donations for the "Nautical Cove" play area of this fully accessible playground are now being sought. Visit www.fairfaxparkfoundation.org for more info.
Celebrate the milestone of more than $1 MILLION in donated funds to uninsured families at
the "Dress Up with Grown-Ups Gala" on April 6, 2013. Every child deserves a healthy start. More info at mccpfoundation.org
Looking for other ways to give back to the community? Look no further: Ways to Give.