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Ways to Give and Get Involved

Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Partnering is not all about the check. Check out these happenings in our community! Want to learn more? Visit our Get Involved Information page!

No matter how or how much you give, your contributions and generosity will make a difference in the community. There are many ways to give and get involved in Fairfax County with financial and in-kind donations, and volunteering. If you have something to offer, but don't see a match here, contact our office or call 703.324.5171.

Current Opportunities:

Creative Aging Festival
During May celebrate the invigorating effect the arts can have on older adults across Fairfax County. From painting and writing to dancing and music, the arts make living 100 years full of meaning, purpose and grace. Nominate An Environmental Achiever!

Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards
recognizes individuals and groups who dedicate time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental goals and initiatives. Award recipients are selected by the Environmental Quality Advisory Council. Award nominations due by May 31.

Medical Care for Children Gala
Join MCCP Foundation and their community partners June 3 at the Fairfax Country Club as they celebrate and raise funds to provide medical and dental care to over 3,500 children in Fairfax County last year.

Do More 24
Do More 24 on June 8th is the DMV's largest 24-hour online fundraiser. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area it brings together nonprofit organizations, partners and donors committed to creating impact in our community. Register your nonprofit

Celebrate Fairfax!
Northern Virginia's largest community-wide celebration arrives June 9-11 at the Fairfax County Government Center. The annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run and features music on 8 stages, rides, food and lots of fun!

Park Foundation Combo Classic Golf Tournament June 9-10
In its 27th year this tournament pairs golfers with and without disabilities and sets a standard for competition, amenities and fun. Golfers can play full day of golf with two 18-hole courses, the Oaks and the Lakes. Wounded warriors welcome!



Here are some great county organizations that always welcome volunteers!

Animal Shelter
Donations of supplies and funds to support boarding or medical coverage. $10/night boarding, $150 medical coverage per animal. >>

Prevent and End Homelessness
More than 1,000 children, women and men in Fairfax are without homes due to lack of affordable housing. A donations of $1000 allows a family of 4 with a working head of household to remain in their home this month. >>

Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools
Invest in the future workforce by donating to enhance and promote high-quality education for students. >>

Fairfax County Park Foundation
Support your parks by raising private funds beyond tax dollars and creating partnerships that preserve the natural environment, provide places for exercise and relaxation, and connect neighborhoods, families, and friends. >>

Library Foundation
Donate books, dollars, and time to support the libraries in Fairfax County. Donations support library programs or you can buy books to fill the Library wish list through Amazon. >>

The Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation
Funds medical and dental care for children of low-income, uninsured working families. There are many thousands of children in our community who do not have access to regular care. >>


Still Want to help?

Space for Public Use
Community organizations often seek office space, performance or rehearsal space, art displays, storage, or space for an occasional meeting or event. Companies benefit from community connections and may receive tax benefits. >>




Get on Board
Boards and Commissions

Practice and grow your leadership by serving on a nonprofit or foundation board. These organizations currently interviewing for Board members, those with, legal, accounting, communications/marketing, and organizational skills and of course, passion for the cause! . Email for details and openings.

There's More...
In addition to county affiliated organizations,  OP3 coordinates and promotes collaborative giving and volunteering opportunities throughout the year with nonprofit organizations that serve those most in need in Fairfax County:

Volunteer Fairfax maintains a list of community organizations seeking in-kind donations.