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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.

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 Hollin Hall Basic Guitar Teacher


The Hollin Hall Senior Centerneeds a volunteer to teach basic guitar for one hour once a week. Participants will provide their own guitar. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

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 throughoutFairfax 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/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.

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.

Study Buddy Tutoring Program!


The Volunteer and Partner Services'Study BuddyTutoring Program was created to help children and adolescentswho 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.

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 volunteersfor 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 fora year and commit to helping out with at least 5 special projects during theyear. SpecialProjects 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 Hollin Hall Basic Art Instructor


The Hollin Hall Senior Centerneeds a basicart instructor to teach using acrylics and other mediums. Class will meet at least twice a month, schedule to be determined. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

Senior Center Herndon SAIL Certified Fitness Instructors


The HerndonSeniorCenteris looking for 3 additionalteam 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 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

CERT 131 at the Fire and Rescue Academy


October 4, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, November 1, 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

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

CERT 126 in Herndon


October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26, 2017 CERT Basic training class Class time: 7pm 10:30pm Students are requested to attend all eight (8) class sessions, and the final. This CERT Basic training follows the FEMA curriculum, and is tailored to address potential local disasters and hazards. The instruction is adapted to conform to Fairfax County emergency response protocols and procedures. The training is a combination of lectures followed by hands-on demonstrations and drills to develop the students' skills in the areas of emergency preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The Lead Instructor will provide the prospective students with class preparation information and a class schedule (syllabus) one week prior to the first class meeting. The text and study guide (Participants Manual) will be issued at the first meeting. Students are also provide basic personal protective equipment for the training that they may retain upon completion of the course. This training does not require any physical strength or agility.

Farm Harvest Days - Special Events Assistants


Fall Harvest Days is Frying Pan Farm Parks two-day fall festival. Over the weekend, visitors will be able to watch the cider press in action, milk a cow, shuck, shell, and grind corn, peel apples, meet farm animals, and watch farm demos all in addition to our regular activities, such as wagon and carousel rides. We also have a carnival on site for the weekend, with carnival rides, foods, and games. The special farm-based activities for Fall Harvest Days are free for the public to participate. Volunteers are needed to work one or more of the following blocks: October 14th - 9:30am-12:30pm October 14th - 12pm-3:30pm October 15th - 10:30am-1:30pm October 15th - 1pm-3:30pm Purpose: Farm Harvest Days offers visitors an exciting look into the workings of the preserved 1920's through 1950's farm at harvest time. Duties: Assist with site special events by providing visitor services, and event set-up or clean-up. These tasks may include physical labor, administrative assistance, and/or working with the public. Benefits: Free admission to the event for volunteers. Hours of Operation: Frying Pan Farm Park: open daily dawn to dusk. Flexible schedules available.

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.

2017 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 usersas part of an annual national data gatheringproject. The next count will be conductedon September 14 and 16, 2017. We are counting at the following locations: Heritage Dr at Ossian Hall Park,Ravensworth Rd and McWorther Pl 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, Frontier Dr, 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 Rd 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. Duties: Counting individual cyclists and pedestrians using a predetermined methodology. Hours of Operation: The count will be held in September 2017 on a Thursday from 5-7pm and/or a Saturday from 12-2pm, rain or shine.

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

2019 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 usersas part of an annual national data gatheringproject. The next count will be conducted in September 2019. 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, Frontier Dr, 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, 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 2017. Duties: Counting individual cyclists and pedestrians using a predetermined methodology. Hours of Operation: The count will be held in September 2017 on a Thursday from 5-7pm and/or a Saturday from 12-2pm, rain or shine.

Senior Center Hollin Hall French Teacher


The Hollin Hall Senior Centeris looking for someone to teach a beginner'sFrench class for one and a halfhoursonce a week. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

Meals on Wheels Drivers Vietnamese Route


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, weekdays. Opportunities availablein Annandale and Falls Church. You can drive weekly, biweekly, monthly or as a sub. Speaking Vietnamese is notrequired, but helpful. Non-Vietnamese speakers are welcomed! Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday midday.

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!

Senior Center Sully Fitness Instructors


TheSullySenior Center needsweekly fitness instructors to guide participantsin various types of fitness classes such as; Silver Sneakers andChair Aerobics. Class to meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 and other times slots available.

Senior Center Little River Glen General Volunteer


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. 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.

Drop-In Child Care Program Aide


Assist the child care supervisor to provide a safe and healthy environment for both long and short range activities to children participating in our RECenter child care program. Purpose: To assist RECenter staff in providing a safe and healthy environment for children participating in a drop-in child care program. Duties: Assist staff in planning, implementing and supervising age appropriate activities for children attending the child care program at the RECenter. Inspect play areas and equipment daily to ensure safety. Report all injuries or accidents, as well as any problems or concerns to supervisor. Help to leave area neat and orderly and perform related duties as assigned. Moderate lifting is required. Benefits: See website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer

Adapted Aquatics Assistant: Lee District 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 disabilitiesfor lapswimming 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: 2:00-4:00pm


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