MLK Day in Virginia

Volunteers throughout the state honored the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by serving in their communities both in-person and virtually. While many organizations hosted events organizing donations and beautifying spaces, others held virtual educational events or had volunteers make/collect items from home. Even a fierce snowstorm didn’t deter organizations from serving with many projects simply … Read more

2021 National Service Winners

The winners of the 2021 Virginia National Service Awards were announced on Thursday, May 13th, at the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference! The winners of this year’s awards were recognized by Kathy Spangler, Director of the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services, Julie Strandlie, Chair of the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and … Read more

Fairfax Churches Join for Service

Attention individuals and organizations in Northern Virginia! Multiple service opportunities are available in the Fairfax County area for Day to Serve, September 9-October 10. Thanks to the partnership between the Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council and Day to Serve, various houses of worship are joining together in unified service. If your organization has a … Read more

Stories of Service: GrandInvolve

Congratulations to GrandInvolve of Fairfax – winner of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Community Organization! For many economically disadvantaged schools in Fairfax County, getting consistent volunteers to help out in the classroom is an immense challenge. The innovative GrandInvolve program places older adults who offer their skills and talents to … Read more

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored to celebrate Virginia’s outstanding volunteers who … Read more

Fairfax Volunteer Awards

The public is invited to the 25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards “Celebrating Volunteers, the roots of our strong community,” on Friday, April 21 at the Waterford at Springfield from 8-10 am. Doors open at 7:15 am for networking.  Early Bird tickets are $45 from March 8 through March 21. Beginning March 22, tickets will be … Read more

Fairfax Volunteer Awards Nominations

Nominations open January 2 for the 25th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Volunteer Fairfax, Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proudly present the 2017 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on Friday, April 21. The community is invited to submit nominations for the outstanding volunteer(s) in your organization, club, school, library or … Read more

Annual Fairfax Give Together in January

Save the Date! The 8th Annual Give Together in Fairfax in January 16, 2017! Families with school-age children are invited to give together on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, on Monday, January 16. Give Together is a family volunteer event with service projects specially designed for young people and little hands. … Read more

Volunteer Awards Across Virginia

Several communities around the Commonwealth honored outstanding volunteers at special ceremonies and events recently. Organizations and individuals were recognized in Roanoke, Fairfax, Hanover and Alexandria over the last few weeks. Their efforts not only served communities in need across the Commonwealth, but also across the U.S. and abroad. The 24th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service … Read more