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Election Officers


Serve Your Community, Serve as an Election Officer!! Work At the Polls on Election Day! Fairfax County needs dedicated individuals who take pride in their work, are patient and enjoy working with people, who follow directions, and are detail-oriented. We especially encourage bilingual citizens to serve as we need language assistance in many precincts. Duties: The Election Officer's main priority is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election process. A typical Election Day consists of arriving one hour before polls open to set up voting equipment, hanging up pertinent signage, preparing the polling room for voting, processing voters throughout the day, assisting with operating voting equipment, securing voting equipment and closing down the polling place at the end of the day Benefits: Election Officers are offered a stipend of $175 for serving a full day.

Touring Docent Sully Historic Site


Do you like history? Do you like conversation? Volunteer at Sully Historic Site conducting tours that showcase 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee. The site containing the original house and outbuildings, along with a representative slave quarter depict life in early Virginia. If you like history and have a desire to share your knowledge with others than Sully might be right for you! Guides small groups and individuals on tours of the historic site. Facilitates discussion and answers questions relevant to the site's history, buildings, grounds, and collections. Supports scheduled site programs and special events. Every day except Tuesdays. Purpose: To enhance the public's appreciation and understanding of Fairfax County's cultural and historical heritage by providing quality interpretation and service to visitors. Duties: Guides small group and individual tours of the historic site. Facilitates discussion and answers questions relevant to site history, buildings, grounds, and collections. Supports scheduled site programs and special events. Benefits: -10%off of merchandise in our gift shop, 20% off in December. -Free admission for volunteer and immediate family to non-ticketed special events, such as the Annual Car Show, World War II Weekend, and Civil War Weekend. -Occasional volunteer field trips and appreciation events. Past events have included winter soirées, spring picnics, and field trips to local historic sites such as Ben Lomond Historic Site and Mt. Gilead. -HHMC Volunteer Membership: Sully Historic Site is a member of the Historic House Museum Consortium, a collection of historic house museums in the local Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area. As a volunteer at an HHMC site, membership cards can be checked out which allow the bearer to gain free admission or discounted admission into other participating sites. Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Monday, 11AM-4PM.

Senior Center Kingstowne Center for Active Adults Dance Instructors


The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults is looking for instructors to teach classes in Line Dance, African Style Dance and Hula Hoop. Instructors will teach a class to fun and active older adults, one hour, once a week. Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Respite Care Volunteers


Respite Care volunteers give family caregivers of frail older adults a well-deserved break so they can go shopping, attend a doctor's appointment or just have coffee with a friend. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided. Bilingual volunteers are also needed. Contact ElderLink at 703-324-5374, TTY 711 Hours of Operation: Flexible

17 and under Youth Volunteer


Under 18 volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer as assistants, social companions, musicians, and more, at senior centers and adult day health care centers. Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

Fairfax Pets on Wheels


Provides companionship and compassion through pet therapy by visiting people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities with your pets and in Fairfax County's Adult Day Health Care Centers. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work!

Study Buddy Tutoring Program!


The Volunteer and Partner Services' Study Buddy Tutoring Program was created to help children and adolescents who are struggling with academics in one or more subjects in school. Volunteers are needed to help students after school and/or weekends for 1-4 hours/week. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, or have questions about the program, please contact Alexandra Stewart at 703-324-7871 or Alexandra.Stewart@Fairfaxcounty.gov. The gift of education is the single strongest predictor of future earning power and self-sufficiency.

General Volunteer Solutions


Volunteer Solutions provides meaningful opportunities to improve the lives of older adults or adults with disabilities living in Fairfax County. Volunteers make a difference in many ways to include, delivering MOW and social visiting for people in the community who are isolated, to name a few. There are many other ways to support older adult participants at Senior Centers or Adult Day Health Care centers as well. Volunteer Solutions opportunities abound throughout Fairfax County, close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible. Weekdays

FXCO: 2018 Healthy Strides Community 5K, 10K and Fun Run Volunteers needed


Healthy Strides Community 5K, 10K run is looking for volunteers to help distribute race packets at Burke Lake Park on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 2:30 to 8:00 pm. We will accept volunteers age 13 if accompanied by an adult or guardian. Purpose: Healthy Strides 2018 5K-10K Fun Run Race Packet Distribution Duties: Distribute Race Packets on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 2:30 to 8 pm Benefits: Refreshments provided for all volunteers. Hours of Operation: Seasonal

Adult Day Health Care Center Lincolnia Office Assistant


The Lincolnia Adult Day Health Care Center is looking for a volunteer office assistant for 10-12 hours per month. Tasks include: front desk coverage, answering the phone, making copies, creating admission packets, filing and data entry. Adult Day Health Care Centers provide community-based care to people who need supervision during the day due to changes in their cognitive and/or functional abilities. Each of the four centers offers a safe, fun, and therapeutic environment Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7am-5:30pm

FXCO: Healthy Strides 2018 Community 5K, 10K and Fun Run Volunteers Needed


Healthy Strides Community 5K and 10K run is looking for volunteers for our annual race at Burke Lake Park on Saturday, April 21, 2018! We will accept volunteers age 13 if accompanied by an adult or guardian. Purpose: Healthy Strides 5K-10K is part of FCPA's get healthy initiative. Our annual race allows residents to enjoy outdoor fun, while getting fit. Duties: Volunteers opportunities include; registration asst., bag check asst., hospitality table, refreshments table, course attendant, water stop, and set up. Volunteers are needed for approx. 6 hours the day of the race. Benefits: Refreshments provided for all volunteers. Hours of Operation: Seasonal

One-on-One English Language Tutor (Patrick Henry Library)


Assists adults in improving their English skills through practice in a conversational one-on-one setting. Volunteers needed Tuesdays or Thursdays from either 10am-12noon or 1pm-3pm. Duties: Provides opportunities for adults to practice English language skills in a one-on-one situation. Reports attendance to library staff and keeps library staff informed of any issues. Electronically reports volunteer hours promptly and accurately.

Meals on Wheels Drivers


Meals on Wheels Drivers pick up meals and deliver them to individuals on a specific route. Routes take a maximum of 2 hours to deliver all meals. Deliveries are made midday Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, except in the Annandale/Falls Church region, where it's done Monday through Friday. Deliveries can be made by an individual or as part of a volunteer group. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday midday.

Meals on Wheels Drivers Annandale/Falls Church Region


Meals on Wheels Drivers pick up meals and deliver them to individuals on a specific route. Routes take a maximum of 2 hours to deliver all meals. Deliveries are made midday Monday through Fridays. Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday midday.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Volunteer Leaders


The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (You Can! Live Well, Virginia!) is looking for volunteer leaders, who have a background and/or interest in health, to facilitate 6-week sessions, two hours/week at various locations in Fairfax County. These workshops help people living with chronic illnesses to: manage frustration, fatigue and pain; use medication properly; communicate effectively with loved ones and health care providers; make informed treatment decisions; adopt appropriate exercise and nutrition goals, and more. Volunteers will take a 4-day trainingprior to leading a session. The next training will be held in spring of 2018. Paired volunteer leaders are provided with weekly scripts/lectures that address the topic for the week. For more information on this meaningful opportunity, go to http://www.FairfaxCounty.gov/DFS/OlderAdultServices/chronic-disease.htm. Hours of Operation: Weekdays

Senior Center Sully Fitness Instructors


The Sully Senior Center needs weekly fitness instructors to guide participants in various types of fitness classes such as; Silver Sneakers and Chair Aerobics. Class to meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 and other times slots available.

Night Owls Still Needed! Bread Donation Pick Up/Drop Off


The Panera Day-End Dough-Nation Program at Wesley Housing's Agape Housein Fairfax, VA benefits low- to moderate-income residents with disabilities facing economic and accessibility challenges to food.

Help pick up/drop off bread donations, a great opportunity for "night owls" interested in serving others through hunger relief.

Pick-Up Location: Panera Bread - 8191 Strawberry Lane A., Falls Church, VA 22042

Drop-Off Location: Wesley Agape House: 11307 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Must have use of personal vehicle large enough to transport up to 5-6 boxes of bread/baked goods.  

Commitment: Bi-weekly (every two weeks), Wednesday evenings at 9:55pm. Minimum one Wednesday evening per month for 1 - 1.5 hours.

Requirements: Must complete volunteer application and pass background check.

 

 


CERT 133 at the Burke Centre Conservancy


February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 16, 23. 7:00 - 10:00 pm. With a Final Exercise on April 28th. CERT training class follows the FEMA curriculum, tailored to local disasters and hazards. Educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.Emphasis on hands-on skill development and Fairfax County protocols and procedures. Instructor will provide syllabus with class schedule at first session. This training does not require any special physical strength or agility. Hours of Operation: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

OEM Volunteer Corps Informational Meeting


Potential volunteers will learn about emergency management, public safety, emergency operations, and public education. If they want to become involved an application process will follow.

Program Leader (Centreville Regional Library)


Enrich library customers' experience by presenting a public program. We are recruiting a volunteer to lead a SPANISH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUP LEADER Volunteer will provide opportunities for adult participants to practice Spanish language skills in a small group setting using activites and discussions. Group will meet on a weekly basis. Duties: Under the direction of library staff, develops and presents programs to library customers. Reviews program content with staff in advance. Works with staff to determine program date, time, target audience and preferred attendance number. Reports attendance to library staff and keeps library staff informed of any issues. Reports volunteer hours promptly and accurately.

0 Interested In CERT or a CERT Member


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. CERT trains county residents in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. By applying to this opportunity, it acts a marker that will allow you to receive the CERT emails and notifications for upcoming classes.

Mentor With BeFriend-A-Child!


The BeFriend-A-Child Mentoring Program matches adult volunteers with children between the ages of 5-12 who are in need of a mentor. All have experienced trauma in some form or another, such as child abuse or neglect, familial substance abuse, domestic violence, or parental absence. Our hope is that through developing a relationship with a mentor, these children will increase their confidence, have a healthy and positive outlet, and develop resiliency against life's adverse experiences. Mentors and mentees are matched for two years. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass background checks. Mentors must be able to make a two year commitment, spending at least 8 hours every month with their mentee and participating in monthly program outings at least once per quarter. Mandatory training is provided.

Senior Center Technology Educators


The Senior Centers are looking for Technology Educators to provide support to center participants in groups and one-on-one. Basic knowledge of MS Word, Phone Apps, Facebook, Digital books, etc. The schedule and location will vary based on center location and volunteer availability. Centers are looking for support between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. Hours of Operation: Flexible. Weekdays

2018 National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project


The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is looking to recruit volunteers to help count non-motorized road and trail users as part of an annual national data gathering project. The next count will be conducted in September 2018. We are counting at the following locations: Heritage Dr and Ravensworth Rd in Annandale, Magarity Rd and Peabody Dr in Pimmit Hills, Park Run Dr and Westpark Dr in Tysons, Richmond Highway and Huntington Ave in Huntington, Commerce St and Amherst Rd in Springfield, Beulah St and Telegraph Rd in Kingstowne, Town Center Parkway, New Dominion Parkway, W&OD trail and Fairfax Co Pkwy in Reston, George Mason Blvd and Univ. Dr in Fairfax, Rt 50 and Metrotech Dr in Chantilly, Rose Hill Dr and Franconia Dr in Alexandria, and W&OF trail and Gallows Rd in Dunn Loring. Purpose: There are plenty of methods used to count motorized vehicles, but there is little knowledge about the number of people that walk and bike in Fairfax County. These counts are essential in advancing active transportation because they inform planning and engineering professionals on the diversity of our transportation and recreation habits. Volunteers for the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project play a critical role in: 1) Building a robust and public database of pedestrian and bicycle use and 2)Identifying local and national trends in biking and walking If you are interested in being part of future bicycle and pedestrian counts, please apply for this opportunity. You will be contacted with additional information closer to the counting date in September 2018. Duties: Counting individual cyclists and pedestrians using a predetermined methodology. Hours of Operation: The count will be held in September 2018 on a Thursday from 5-7pm and on a Saturday from 12-2pm, rain or shine.

On-Call Volunteers Needed


Have you always wanted to volunteer? Do you have a passion for the safety and well-being of children? Do you wish there was more time in the day so you could volunteer for opportunities that support children and families? If you answered yes to the previous questions, then this may be the opportunity for you! Volunteer and Partner Services is recruiting volunteers for one-time events. Special projects and events are in different locations throughout Fairfax County. There is no weekly commitment to volunteer, we just ask that you are willing to be on-call for a year and commit to helping out with at least 5 special projects during the year. Special Projects and Events would include: Helping with child-care Helping with an event- set up, take down, pictures, sign-in, etc Transporting client to appointment Arts and crafts projects Entering data Preparing dinners for programs Translations and interpretation services Photographing events Helping with tables at fairs and events And many more!


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