What’s Your Passion? Volunteer Your Time

Volunteers working in county park.

Perhaps you are new to the area or haven’t had a lot of time to volunteer, but the list of volunteer opportunities in our county reaches across all ages and interests. Here are few examples:

  • Adult day care companion
  • Language interpreter
  • Animal shelter helper
  • Youth coaching assistant
  • Election officer
  • Meals on Wheels driver
  • Community Emergency Response Team
  • Stream water monitor
  • Golf course starter/greeter
  • Wagon wide driver
  • Child sex abuse program facilitator
  • Fitness room attendant
  • Gardener
  • Household helper
  • Literacy tutor

And a lot of you are volunteering to help our community for your own personal reasons and passions.

“There’s something gratifying about doing things for people who are no longer able to do for themselves…there are times when we’re not sure who gets more out of it, the seniors or the volunteers.” Ed Schrock, Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church


Join Others in Volunteering

Last year more than 18,000 people volunteered for county government programs and services for a total of 507,239 hours, which equals an estimated $12,630,000 worth of services to our community (and our taxpayers). In addition, Volunteer Fairfax recorded 22,893 volunteers who donated 82,891 hours to local community partners, which is worth an estimated $2,063,000.

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Finding an Opportunity

Care to join the growing brigade of volunteers? It’s easy to find a good fit for your interests and time constraints at a location convenient to where you live or work. Through our volunteer management system, you can customize your search for a volunteer position or find an opportunity for your group (scouts, church group, business, etc.)

Register to Volunteer


More About Volunteering

We have more information about volunteering, including this video on how you can get started:


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