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Become a Master Financial Education Volunteer


Do you have a passion for sharing your financial knowledge with others? Would you like to give back to your community in a meaningful way? Consider our Master Financial Education Volunteer (MFEV) program and join the ranks of others who have made a difference in others' lives.

Don't worry, you don't have to be a financial whiz to volunteer. Volunteers receive a comprehensive training manual with information on budgeting, retirement planning, home buying, and many other finance topics, instruction in counseling techniques, and lists of other community resources of use to clients.

Master Financial Education Volunteers help individuals and groups reconcile debts, set goals, budget their spending, save money, organize financial records, and learn sound money management skills. Volunteers can choose to work one-on-one with individuals and/or teach money management classes to groups such as senior citizens, new immigrants, teens, residents at affordable housing complexes, and many others.

Next Master Financial Education Volunteer Training:

When: Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (must attend all days)
Where: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206
How: Visit our website to download, complete and submit the necessary forms. 

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/get-involved/master-financial-volunteer.html


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.

Become a Master Food Volunteer and Teach Others About Good Nutrition and Health


No experience is necessary. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic volunteers who want to learn about better nutrition. 

Participants receive 30 hours of training over four days: 
Basic nutrition 
Meal planning 
Cooking techniques 
Food safety 
Working with diverse audiences 

At the end of the training, participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently help others improve their lives through balanced eating and healthy living. In return, participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of the training. 

Opportunities for service include health fair displays, food demonstrations at farmers' markets, teaching food safety classes, submitting articles to the media on nutrition on wellness, assisting Extension nutrition programs for youth and adults, and much more!

https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/programs/master-food-volunteer.html


FXCO: 2017 Burke Lake Winter Wonderland Holiday Event


On the weekend of December 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th, Burke Lake Park will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for parents, children and kids of all ages! Take a ride on the Holiday Express, take a spin on the Caroler's Carousel, experience the Snowman's Wagon Ride, test your skills at the Gingerbread Man's Golf, or warm yourself by the fire and cook some s'mores! This event will be fun for the entire family! Come join us at Burke Lake Park to welcome the holiday season and create lasting memories. Please help us take care of others by bringing a new unwrapped toy or canned food good which will help make the holidays a better time for those in need. Presale Packages can be registered for by contacting Burke Lake Park at 703-323-6600. Purpose: To provide holiday fun for families in your community and create lasting memories for all. Duties: Choose from assisting with arts and crafts, helping with registration, dress up in a holiday themed costume, assist with hospitality, be a Santa's helper or assist with wagon rides. Benefits: None Hours of Operation: 10am-4pm

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 Basic training class at the Fire and Rescue Academy. 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

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.

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

Grocery Shoppers


Would you like to help an isolated older person who needs help with groceries? Shop for an older adult, or accompany them to the grocery store. You can make a big difference in a short amount of time! Commitment: approximately, two hours every other week. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

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. Multicultural community ambassadors are a key part of this important initiative and help further support their diverse communities. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

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

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.

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.

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

Coach with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia!


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of girls in your community? Volunteer to Coach with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia this Spring!

Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade that creatively integrates running. The 10 week curriculum-based program helps girls build skills to be strong, confident, and healthy. As a coach, you'll be trained to guide small teams in practice twice a week. You'll lead your team of girls in valuable lessons and teamwork building, while working up to running a 5K at the end of the season.

Coaching a Girls on the Run team is one of the most rewarding ways to get involved with GOTR NOVA. Coaching provides a first-hand experience of the program and a sense of accomplishment, knowing that you have made a difference in the lives of the girls on your team.

We have program sites at over 110 schools and community centers in Northern Virginia - so we can certainly find a location that works for you to volunteer!

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact Neal Rei at nrei@gotrnova.org.

To register as a coach for the Spring 2018 season, you can fill out an application here: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/new-coach-app-spring-2018

You can also sign up to receive more information on our website: http:gotrnova.org/volunteers#volunteer-opportunities.


Senior Center Herndon SAIL Fitness Instructors


The Herndon Senior Center is looking for team 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 on December 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

Election Officers Needed in Fairfax Co. 2018 / On Going


Opportunity:

Election Officers Needed!

The Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year. Election Officers are needed at each of the 243 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters. Training will begin early in Spring, 2018 - Apply Today!

 

 New Audio Podcast: "The County Conversation" About The Need for Election Officers

 

View the "Being an Election Officer" Video

 

In order to be an Election Officer, you must:

•             Be fluent in English

•             Be a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia

•             Be able to fulfill the Federal I-9 employment eligibility requirements

•             Attend a 3-hour training class

•             Arrive at the polling place at 5:00 am and remain until all work has been completed after the polls close at 7pm

•             Have basic computer skills

 

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

 

Election Officers are offered a stipend of $175 for serving a full day. We especially encourage bilingual citizens to serve as we need language assistance in many precincts. Residency in Fairfax County is not required.

 

It is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the election process or public service, and we need civic-minded individuals to help make Election Day a success!

 

BI-LINGUAL ELECTION OFFICERS NEEDED IN MANY PRECINCTS

 

APPLY ONLINE TODAY AT:

 www.vote4fairfax.com/serve

 

QUESTIONS? You can call the office at (703)324-4735 or visit the Office of Elections website for more information.

 

 


Social Visitors


Social Visitors provide socialization through regular visits to individuals in their homes. Visit older adults or adults with disabilities who 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.

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 Little River Glen General Volunteer


Senior Centers for Active Adults offer 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. General volunteers may provide support in a variety of ways. Some examples are; office assistance, front desk coverage, light clerical duties, answering phones, greeting participants, lunch assistance and support of program facilitation.

Homework Helpers - After School Program


Wesley Housing's After-School Program is designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for elementary children at its Community Resource Centers (CRC). Heavy emphasis is directed toward academic improvement and social skills development, both identified areas of weakness for at-risk children. We need patient and creative volunteers to work one-on-one as Homework Helpers to assist elementary school children in their communities to improve math and reading skills for the 2017-2018 school year.

Community Resource Center (CRC) Locations and Time Commitment:

  • Lincolnia CRC: 5128-B Lincoln Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Mon-Thurs, 4:00-6:30pm.
  • Wexford Manor CRC: 2802-A Hollywood Road, Unit B, Falls Church, VA 22043 Mon-Thurs: 4-5pm.

Minimum commitment of 1 hour per week.


Assistant AM School Program Leader- Huntley Meadows Park


Lots of local elementary schools come to Huntley Meadows on field trips. During their visit children learn all about wetlands, as well as the animals, plants, and history of this important habitat. We would love your help in leading these school children on walks around our trails. This is a weekday opportunity. Purpose: To instill in school-age children an appreciation and understanding of their natural and cultural heritage. Duties: Assists program leader with both indoor and outdoor children's programs, offered at the park. School programs are scheduled in the mornings between 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Hours of Operation: Hours vary seasonally

Greeter at Chantilly Library


Join the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program as a Volunteer Greeter and help make the process more efficient by greeting clients, checking for necessary documents before they see the tax preparer, helping customers sign-in and providing them with intake sheets. Purpose: Greet all taxpayers visiting the VITA Tax site to create a pleasant atmosphere. Duties: Assist customers and ask them to sign on the sign in sheet. Maintain confidentiality of customer information. Adhere to Title VI by not denying service to anyone based on their race, color, age, sex, national origin and disability. Hours of Operation: Thurs.6:30-8:30pm, Sat.10:30am-2pm, start date TBD

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


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