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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.

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!

50 Community Ambassador


The 50 Community Ambassadors are educated to be knowledgable about resources and programs for older adults. They learn and share with people in their existing social circles, either one-on-one (such as with friends, family, or neighbors) or in small group settings (faith communities, home-owner associations, neighborhood networks, clubs, etc.) Community Ambassadors gather quarterly to learn and network. Join this group to help support older adults in your communities. Multiculturalcommunity ambassadorsarea keypart of this importantinitiative and help further support their diverse communities. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

Front Desk Associate - Customer Service


To meet the sites goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational opportunities in the local community. Purpose: To meet the site's goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational opportunities in the local community. Duties: Greet the public and orient them to the facility, inform visitors about site rules and programs, check user passes, answer phone calls and inquiries, assist with programs and projects as needed, help to take care of the front desk equipment and working area, and may handle sales of passes and/or other site specific items. Benefits: See website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer Hours of Operation: Various days and evenings, weekdays and weekends

BOO-stravaganza - Special Events Assistants


Are you interested in helpling us create a safe and fun event for children to celebrate Halloween? Whether you're a student needing volunteer hours, a kind-hearted citizen who enjoys volunteering at events or a corporate neighbor who prides yourself on giving back to the community, Frying Pan Farm Park has a role for you at our BOO-stravaganza event! Volunteers assiston the event day with guest assistance and sign-in, running games, and clean-up. Boo-Straveganza will be on Friday, October 27th. Volunteers are needed to work one or more shifts: 10am-1pm, event set up only 1pm-4pm, event set up only 5pm-9pm, run the event and clean up Purpose: This event provides a safe and enchanting opportunity for children ages 3-8 to participate in Halloween-themed activities. Duties: Assist with site special events by providing visitor services, maintenance, and event set-up, and clean-up. These tasks may include physical labor, administrative assistance, and/or working with the public. Early shift is for volunteers to assist only with the set up of the event. The later shift is for volunteers to assist in the running of the event. Benefits: Free admission to the event for the volunteer. Hours of Operation: Frying Pan Farm Park: open daily dawn to dusk. Flexible schedules available.

Middle/HS Students Earn Service Hours


Help at OUMC's Trunk or Treat.   Youth will be responsible for helping out with the various games  and assisting the coordinator with other tasks such as passing out food etc.


Tax Preparer at Chantilly Library


Join the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program as a Tax Preparer and help low income families in your area to file their taxes for free. Training is provided, all volunteers must certify either in Basic or Advanced. See details. Purpose: Provide free tax preparation for eligible taxpayers who are making less than $54,000 in 2017. We have multiple locations throughout Northern Virginia for volunteers who want to learn and do tax preparation. Duties: Provide basic tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers using TaxWise E-filing software. Provide high quality assistance to all taxpayers. Deal with the public in a helpful and supportive manner, including interview skills which will be provided as needed. Must be friendly, dependable and flexible. Maintain confidentiality of customer information and uphold the highest ethical standard. Benefits: We provide free IRS tax law and software training. Tax Return Preparers who meet the requirements can also receive CE credits from IRS. Hours of Operation: Thurs.6:30-8:30pm, Sat.10:30am-2pm, start date TBD

Text editing for website and email for Media and Marketing


The person will edit articles for the TPSMA website, communication with supporters and supportive organizations, and media prior to official submission.  The authors are subject matter experts but not communications experts.  Authors will submit articles to this QA/editor person usually in MS Word; photos are usually in JPEG format.  They will allow 7 days for turnaround by QA volunteer.  The volume of work is no more than one article per week.  The QA person/editor will work directly with the authors to resolve issues or to have the author add needed content. The QA/editor is not expected to do further research themselves.  This QA/editor should have professional communications experience or formal training in communications.  The QA/editor would work on their own computer equipment and internet service. After initial meetings the QA/editor would work remotely on their own schedule.  We track volunteer hours so they would be asked to turn in monthly reports of their hours.


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 ElderLinkat 703-324-5374, TTY711 Hours of Operation: Flexible

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/FallsChurch 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.

CERT 132 at the Fire and Rescue Academy


November 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29 , December 4, 6, 2017. Mondays Wednesdays, 7:00 - 11:00 pm. CERT Basic training class at the Fire and Rescue Academy. CERTtraining 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 - 11:00 pm

Volunteers needed for VITA 2018!


Northern Virginia families with low-income need your help in preparing their tax returns and assisting the program as greeter, screener, translator and/or IT support.Pre-register forthe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program2018 now! VITA provides free tax preparation for eligible taxpayers who made less than $54,000 in 2017. Multiple locations are available throughout Northern Virginia for volunteers. Placement and training starts in late fall. Stay tuned for emails with updates. Purpose: Provide free tax preparation for eligible taxpayers who are making less than $54,000 in 2017. Duties: Provide basic tax return preparation and program assistance for eligible taxpayers. Provide high quality assistance to all taxpayers. Deal with the public in a helpful and supportive manner, including interview skills which will be provided as needed. Must be friendly, dependable and flexible. Maintain confidentiality of customer information and uphold the highest ethical standard. Benefits: We provide free IRS tax law and software training. Advanced Tax Return Preparers who meet the requirements can also receive CE credits from IRS. Hours of Operation: TBD

Tour De Mt. Vernon Ride volunteers


The 2nd Annual Tour de Mount Vernon community bike ride will be on Saturday November 4, 2017, at 8:30a.m., starting and ending at Workhouse Arts Center. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Hours of Operation: 7.45 8.30 am Packet pick-up, 8.30am start, 11:30-1:30pm Food, Fun, and Prizes at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton

General Volunteer Solutions


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

General Transportation


Drive older adults and adults with disabilitiesto the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, etc. Flexible schedule, to include weekends.Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible. Weekdays

Senior Center Little River Glen Front Desk Assistants


Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for Front Desk Assistants to answer phones and check participants in on Mondays and Tuesdays and as substitutes on other days. Center is open 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Senior Center Little River Glen Qigong Instructor


Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for a Qigong Instructor to teach a class to participants 50 .Center is open 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Senior Center Pimmit Hills Ceramics Assistant


Pimmit Hills Senior Center is looking fora ceramics assistant on Mondays from 9:00-11:00am who can assist participants with the painting and glazing of their ceramics. Senior Centers for Active Adultsoffer opportunities to make friends, stay on the move, and learn new things. Fairfax County residents 50 and over may join any of the 14 senior centers sponsored by the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. The centers offer classes, lunch, health and wellness programs, computer and Internet access, trips and tours, and opportunities to socialize with others and stay connected.

Adapted Aquatics Assistant: Providence Sundays


Volunteers will get into the pool to assist individuals with disabilities during adapted swimming and water exercise classes. Volunteers provide physical support, personalized instruction and encouragement to adapted aquatics class participants. Volunteers will be under thedirect supervision of a trained class instructor, who will lead the group through learn-to-swim exercises and water safety activities. Training for new volunteers is provided on the third Thursday of each month in the evening (locations vary, details provided upon registration). Volunteers do not have to be expert swimmers, but must be comfortable in the water. Volunteers can anticipate working with children, teens and adults with intellectual, developmental, physical and other disabilities. Volunteers must be able to commit to a class session of 6 to 10 weeks. This is a fun and rewarding volunteer experience! Purpose: To create a comfortable learning environment for students with a physical and/or intellectual disability allowing students a positive experience in which safety is the primary concern for all participants. Duties: Work closely (this will require getting wet!) with one or two students during class under the guidance of an Adapted Aquatics Instructor. Help to set goals for the participants who are working on swimming skills or water adjustment skills. Assist instructor with administrative duties and light lifting. Benefits: Please see website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer Hours of Operation: 11:00am-1:00pm

Senior Center Little River Glen ESL Instructors


Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for volunteers to teach ESLto participants.Class to meet on Monday or Friday. Center is open 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.

Senior Center Little River Glen Current Events Leader


The Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for a volunteer tofacilitate a current events discussion oncea week.

Social Visitors


Social Visitors provide socialization through regular visits to individuals in their homes. Visit older adults or adults with disabilitieswho need company and help people who feel isolated. Flexible schedule. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

Senior Center Herndon SAIL Fitness Instructors


The HerndonSeniorCenteris looking forteam members to facilitate, Stay Active and Independent for Life,an on-going fitness class at the center. Volunteers must complete a free Certified Instructor Training provided by Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services in exchange for a commitment to teach a full 12 week course. The next training is onDecember 11th, 2017.Additional information about the SAIL program is available at this link: http://www.wellnessplacewenatchee.org/sail-home. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thurs. 9am-8p.m., Fri-9-4, Sat., 9-4


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