Volunteer


Volunteer Orientation Schedule 2014  (Note: August 20 Schedule has been Cancelled)

Get Involved! The Gift that Changes Lives.

Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) relies on the generosity of people like you to help build a stronger community through our programs and services. By sharing your time and talent with us, you can make a big difference in the quality of services provided in your community. Our volunteers work side by side with staff in every activity. You may want a long-term assignment or something temporary. Whatever your passion may be, if you enjoy working with kids, people with disabilities, seniors, or have a knack for teaching, special events planning, working outdoors, writing, answering telephones, or other activities, there is an opportunity for you here at NCS.

Benefits of Being a Volunteer …

  • Acquire new skills and gain recognized work experience
  • Expand your social horizons
  • Serve in your own neighborhood
  • Becoming part of a team
  • Receive award recognitions for cumulative hours of service
  • Receive free liability and accident insurance coverage while volunteering
  • Be eligible for tax benefits
  • Do something you enjoy
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Be eligible to receive membership with the Fairfax County Federal Credit Union
  • Volunteer as a family
  • Career training
  • Have fun

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Fairfax County resident
  • Must be 12 years of age or older (to be determined by division requirements)
  • Must be able to take care of all personal needs
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision
  • Must have a background check

What is Expected of You?

  • Attend Volunteer Training
  • Abide by the Volunteer Ethics, Golden Rules and Responsibilities and the Code of Conduct
  • Respect the public and be responsive to its needs
  • Be willing to learn
  • Meet the schedule and length of service that you have negotiated with the agency

How Do I Get Started?

After making your decision to volunteer, you must fill out a volunteer application. The volunteer application is used for insurance purposes that register you with Fairfax County as a volunteer. Later you will be asked to fill out a program registration form. Please e-mail your volunteer application.  When completed, go to file and send to or e-mail attachment and e-mail to NCS-volunteers@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Volunteer Opportunities

To arrange to become a volunteer or discuss volunteering in one or more of the categories listed below, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at NCS-volunteers@fairfaxcounty.gov. You may also fill out the volunteer apllication and e-mail it to NCS-volunteers@fairfaxcounty.gov. When it is process, the Volunteer Coordinator will give you a call for the next step.

Athletic Services

  • On-Site Volunteer Field and Facility Directors

Community Centers

  • Instructors
  • Center Aides
  • Mentor
  • Tech Friends
  • Youth Sports Coaches
  • Front Desk Volunteers
  • Serve Meals to Children While School is Out for the Summer. "Summer Meals for Kids--"Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation."

Senior Services

  • Reception Desk Volunteers
  • Advisory Council Members
  • Class/Program Instructors

Teen Services

  • Special Event Volunteers
  • Mentors
  • Chaperones
  • Coaches
  • Room Monitors
  • Acitivity Facilitators

Therapeutic Recreation Services for People with Disabilities

  • Recreation Aide & Counselor-In-Training (CIT)
  • Office Aide
  • Leisure Coaches/Partners

Fairfax Cooperative Extension

  • Mentors
  • Master Gardeners
  • Nutrition Educators
  • Financial Planners/Educators
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • 4-H Camp Leaders and Project Leaders
  • 4-H Fair Volunteers

Computer Clubhouses

  • Tech Friends/Mentors
  • Instructors
  • Technicians 

Computer Learning Centers Partnerships (CLCP)

  • Tech Friends/Mentors
  • Instructors
  • Technicians

Summer Meals Volunteer

Other Ideas... Contact Us: 703-324-5504, TTY 711, or e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator Vicki Greene Vicki.Greene@fairfaxcounty.gov


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