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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.

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 as companions. Support and training are provided. There's no hands on care. 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.

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.

Volunteer Solutions - 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!

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

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.

General Transportation


Drive older adults and adults with disabilities to 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 ASL Teacher


Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for an American Sign Language Teacher to lead a basic class. The Center is open 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Adapted Aquatics Assistant: Spring Hill Saturday


Volunteers will get in the pool and provide support and encouragement to swimmers who are training to compete in Special Olympics swim competition. Volunteers will be under the direct supervision of an instructor and assist in providing instruction to children, teens, and young adults with disabilities for lap swimming and other fun water activities! 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: 12:00-3:00pm

Senior Center Kingstowne Center for Active Adults Front Desk


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. Front desk volunteer(s) is/are needed in the short-term from Tuesdays through Fridays. For light clerical duties, to greet participants and answer the phone. Once their current volunteer returns, they will need help on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 9am -2pm

Adult Day Health Care Center Herndon Harbor Spanish Instructor


The Herndon Harbor Adult Day Health Care Center is looking for a volunteer Spanish instructor to teach simple Spanish words to a small group of seniors, Monday, Wed. or Friday, 10-11a.m., 1x/month. Adult Day Health Care Centers provide community-based care to older adults who need supervision during the day due to changes in their cognitive and/or functional abilities. Each of the four centers offer 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

OEM Volunteer Corps Application


The criminal history check, Central Registry check, and driving record check in order to be eligible. The volunteers with the OEM Volunteer Corps will help the staff of the Office of Emergency Management educate the public in emergency management and disaster preparedness throughout the whole community. Several Positions may be filled from this opportunity. This opportunity will support the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and will run indefinitely. Support will be needed during the day, evening, and on weekends. All OEM Volunteer Corps members are required to attend the OEM Volunteer Orientation at a date TBD. Purpose: To provide public education and outreach about emergency/disaster preparedness to the residents in Fairfax County. Benefits: To support the efforts of Emergency Management and public safety partners. Will be given a pipeline to training opportunities.

CERT 134 at Fort Belvoir



FXCO: 2018 Burke Lake Baskets and Bunnies


Do you love Burke Lake in Spring? Come out to the park March 31 and help run egg hunts, carnival games and more! 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 as Sunny the Bunny costume, assist with Mini Golf, or be a Sunny the Bunny helper. Benefits: None Hours of Operation: 10am-5pm

CERT 136 at the Fire and Rescue Academy


April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 2018. Mondays Wednesdays, 7:00 - 11:00 pm. 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 - 11:00 pm

CERT 137 at the Fire and Rescue Academy


April 30, May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 11, 23, 2018. Mondays Wednesdays, 7:00 - 11:00 pm. 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 - 11:00 pm

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.

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.

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

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!

Senior Center Sully Card Making Crafter


Card Making Crafter to lead a class for participants 1-2 hours per week. Greeting cards to be made in various mediums: stamping, cutting, embellishing. The center has the supplies.

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 the direct 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

Facilitate Parenting Groups!!


Recruiting NOW for the March, 2018 training! Don't delay... submit your application today! Join the Department of Family Services and become a volunteer facilitator for the Parenting Education Programs! As a trained facilitator, you will teach groups of children and parents how to overcome trauma, offer praise instead of criticism, and become a stronger family unit- all while implementing an evidence-based curriculum. Apply and become a part of our team now! *Next training: March, 2018!* Purpose: To engage, educate, and empower families. Duties: Facilitate classes of parents, adolescents, or children. Hours of Operation: 5pm-9pm


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