Supporting more than 13,000 volunteers who annually give over 47,000 service hours to hundreds of area agencies, nonprofits, and businesses, Volunteer Fairfax is the region’s central resource for community engagement. Now in its 45th year, it mobilizes citizens, corporations, and local governments to meet a wide range of essential needs – and makes it clear that everyone can do their part. RSVP Northern Virginia engages adults ages 55 and older in meaningful service; kids and parents unite for hands-on projects through annual events like Give Together (held on MLK Day) and VolunteerFest; BusinessLink helps businesses meet their corporate social responsibility goals by engaging their employees in giving back. A regional leader in emergency response, Volunteer Fairfax readily deploys volunteer corps in urgent situations. Its 24-hour accessible database regularly has 400 volunteer openings. Won’t you join the team?

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church; 10700 Page Avenue; 101

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Population(s) Served: Not applicable

Schools They Work In: Volunteer Fairfax has a strong relationship with the Fairfax County Public School system (197 schools).

  • Volunteers:  
    In FY19, 14,731 engaged individuals contributed 54,240 hours of service in Northern Virginia.
  • Value to the Community:  
    In FY19, service through Volunteer Fairfax was worth $1,491,600 to area nonprofits and communities.
  • Agencies Served:  
    In FY19, 650 nonprofits and agencies engaged in Volunteer Fairfax services.
  • Website Visitors:  
    In FY19, the website had 107,819 unique visitors.
  • Business Engagement:  
    In FY19, 880 individuals, engaged through their employers, performed 2,684 hours of service at 15 separate projects.

Awards & Recognition

2018 – Nominated for Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award for Nonprofit of the Year
2018 – Twenty-one Volunteer Fairfax volunteers were recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award
2017 – L. Burwell Gunn Citizenship Award from FVCBank
2015 - Golden Gavel Award for Nonprofits by the Fairfax Law Foundation
2015 - Finalist for the Fairfax Chamber Corporate Citizenship Award, Partnership category
2014 - Finalist for Fairfax Chamber Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards; Partnership Award


Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Volunteer Fairfax is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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