VolunteerFest® is Fast Approaching, get Engaged and Help Your Community


Join Volunteer Fairfax at VolunteerFest®, on Saturday, October 23 for its 16th annual Fairfax area day of service. VolunteerFest® is a region-wide day of community service held in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day. VolunteerFest® mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits accomplish tasks that they would not have the time, resources or ability to do on their own.

Who can participate: Anyone! If you are a first time volunteer, or a pro, we want you!
Project Location: All project locations are within Fairfax County, and are searchable by districts.
Time Period: Projects generally begin in the morning and usually last for two to four hours.
Number of Volunteers: Projects have a minimum of five volunteers, but many can accommodate up to 100 slots so everyone can participate!
Age Range: Each nonprofit determines their own minimum age, but Volunteer Fairfax makes sure to include family-appropriate activities as well.

Below is a list of projects in and around the Braddock District. For a full listing of projects and to signup, please go here. If you have any questions about the program or need assistance in registering for a project, contact Christine Coffey at ccoffey@volunteerfairfax.org.

America’s Adopt a Soldier
Volunteers will work together to assemble care packages for troops serving overseas. Care packages contain personal items, food, snacks, and other items used to pass the time. Some care packages will be sent to the Wounded Warriors and Children of our Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Burke Centre Library
Volunteers at the Burke Center Library will clean library shelves using a portable vacuum and other dusting tools. This includes removing books from shelves and putting them back in the correct order.

FCPA Resource Management Division
Volunteers are needed to assist tree preservation and habitat restoration through the removal of non-native invasive species at Pohick Stream Valley Park. Volunteers will be pulling & cutting vines that are smothering native species.

FFX County Dept. of Neighborhood & Community Services
Volunteers will be participating in grounds clean up and beautification around Pinn Community Center.

Fairfax ReLeaf
Volunteers are needed to assist in pulling invasive plants and picking up debris to clear the way for native species and future reforestation in the tree buffer at Pine Ridge Park.

Lands and Waters
Volunteers will be working in the Daniel’s Run Elementary School “Living Classroom” - a native plant garden used for environmental education. These are environmental restoration projects which create natural habitats. Work will include mulching, weeding, and general maintenance.

FCPA Resource Management Division
Volunteers will participate in tree preservation and habitat restoration through the removal of non-native invasive species at Brentwood Park. Volunteers will be pulling & cutting vines that are smothering native species.


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