Service Learning Opportunities
Students can visit the Volunteer Fairfax website at www.volunteerfairfax.org and click on VolunteerNow! This leads students to the center’s volunteer database, which offers hundreds of volunteering opportunities with local nonprofits. Students can narrow their volunteering search by requesting a certain location, mission area, skill, or agency. To go directly to the VolunteerNow! website, go to http://volunteerfairfax.civicore.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Opportunities.Main&Area=VolunteerNow.
Youth Service-Learning Directory:
Volunteer Fairfax also offers a youth service-learning directory. This directory contains information related to youth volunteering such as getting started, how to research and find a nonprofit, and other helpful hints. Most importantly, the directory provides a list of local nonprofits looking for youth volunteers. Each entry includes the organization's location, minimum age, available times, mission, and opportunities. This resource is a great way for teens to find available causes they may be interested in. Get started today by visiting http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/just-for-youth.php.
Finally, Volunteer Fairfax welcomes all Fairfax County students and their families the annual VolunteerFest® on Saturday, October 27. Participants have the opportunity to help several local nonprofits accomplish something for the greater good. These large-scale projects start in the morning and give organizations the extra manpower to finish projects that they may not be able to complete otherwise. Projects may include painting an office, organizing an activity room, or planting a garden. Students can bond with their family and peers—all while completing their service learning hours. Service projects can be found in all areas of Fairfax County, making giving back as easy as stepping into your own backyard. For more information on VolunteerFest®, visit http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/non-profits/volunteerfest.php.