Fairfax County Hosts Volunteer Fair


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
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March 19, 2007

Fairfax County Hosts Volunteer Fair for Baby Boomers, Retirees and Adults 

Event on March 29, 10 a.m. at Kings Park Library

Baby boomers, retirees and any adults looking for flexible, meaningful volunteer opportunities are invited to “Venture into Volunteering,” a free volunteer fair, on Thursday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ Area Agency on Aging, Fairfax County Public Library, Volunteer Fairfax, and Campagna Center’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program are hosting this event. 

More than 25 organizations and Fairfax County agencies will be on hand to talk about their volunteer programs and benefits. Organizations include Celebrate Fairfax!, Greenspring Village, Mount Vernon Lee Enterprises, Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield.

Refreshments will be provided, and participants will have an opportunity to enter a prize drawing. Braddock District Supervisor Sharon Bulova will speak at the event.

The baby boomer generation spends significant time volunteering. More than one-third of baby boomers nationwide volunteer, and boomers have the highest volunteer rate of any age group, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today, the oldest of this generation of 77 million is beginning to face retirement, and they are looking for meaningful ways to stay engaged in civic life.

For more information or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, contact Trina Mayhan-Webb, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, at 703-324-5184, TTY 703-449-1186, or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/.

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