Thriving civic engagement is at the heart of a healthy society. As the region's leader in community mobilization, Volunteer Fairfax offers opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities while examining the "why" and "how" of volunteering. From hosting annual service weekends to providing meaningful, short-term service opportunities, Volunteer Fairfax connects thousands of volunteers annually with more than 650 nonprofits. They are trained to readily deploy volunteer corps in urgent situations as a regional leader in emergency response. Through their Nonprofit Volunteer Management Training program, they also increase the capacity of their nonprofit partners to best manage these supporters. The conversations they facilitate on moving from transactional to transformational volunteerism deepen the region's and sector's understanding of what it means to serve a community. Everyone has a role to play. Won't you be part of that transformation?

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

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

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

  • Volunteers:  
    In FY22, 9,571 engaged individuals contributed 20,865 hours of service.
  • Food Collection:  
    In FY22, VF was a leading organizer and participant of Stuff the Bus campaigns that collected 22 tons of groceries for local food pantries.
  • Community Service Events:  
    In FY22, our annual VolunteerFest engaged 1,050 participants in 33 projects for nine nonprofits; and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service engaged 1,660 volunteers in projects for 40 agency partners.
  • COVID-19 Response:  
    In FY22, VF collected 14,345 small masks for toddlers and young elementary school children.
  • Volunteer Management Training:  
    In FY22, VF presented 31 webinars training 1,332 nonprofit and public agency professionals on how to maximize the effectiveness of their volunteer programs.

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


Budget (FY2023)

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

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About Spur Local

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