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Ways to Give and Get Involved

Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Partnering is not all about the check. Check out these happenings in our community! Want to learn more? Visit our Get Involved Information page!

No matter how or how much you give, your contributions and generosity will make a difference in the community. There are many ways to give and get involved in Fairfax County with financial and in-kind donations, and volunteering. If you have something to offer, but don't see a match here, contact our office or call 703.324.5171.

Current Opportunities:

Volunteer Fairfax VolunteerFest
A regional day of community service that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers at project sites across the region. It will run October 20 - 28, and culminate in projects, Saturday, October 27, National Make a Difference Day.  Register today!

Arc of Northern Virginia Gala
The Arc of Northern Virginia Goes Hollywood Gala November 3 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The Gala helps to raise important funds that make possible all of our programs, services, and advocacy education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Leadership Fairfax 30th Anniversary Celebration
Help LFI celebrate its anniversary October 25 at the Inova Center for Personalized Health! Enjoy TEDx-like talks from 21st Century Innovators, networking, music, signature cocktails, food, and a silent auction. All proceeds go towards LFI's mission of service and leadership development

4th Annual "Shark Tank" Assistive Technology Challenge.
The Fairfax Area 50+ Technology Committee invites all FCPS high school students to develop an innovative device or app that will have a positive impact in the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities, or their caregivers.  This Challenge looks for opportunities to bring ideas into the real world – students can fine-tune marketing pitch skills, carry out a business plan, as well as build their college resume and possibly win a cash prize

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout October 27
In conjunction with DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative, you can drop off unwanted medications any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drug take back programs are important because they are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies.

Join the Peleton for the Tour de Mt. Vernon Oct. 27
Learn more about the hidden gems in "south county" including Ft. Hunt Park, Mt. Vernon Grist Mill, and Frank Lloyd Wrights's Pope Leighy House, from your bike. Ride 17 or 32 miles followed by a lunch! Don't bike - come volunteer!!









Here are some great county organizations that always welcome volunteers!

Animal Shelter
Donations of supplies and funds to support boarding or medical coverage. $10/night boarding, $150 medical coverage per animal. >>

Prevent and End Homelessness
More than 1,000 children, women and men in Fairfax are without homes due to lack of affordable housing. A donations of $1000 allows a family of 4 with a working head of household to remain in their home this month. >>

Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools
Invest in the future workforce by donating to enhance and promote high-quality education for students. >>

Fairfax County Park Foundation
Support your parks by raising private funds beyond tax dollars and creating partnerships that preserve the natural environment, provide places for exercise and relaxation, and connect neighborhoods, families, and friends. >>

Library Foundation
Donate books, dollars, and time to support the libraries in Fairfax County. Donations support library programs or you can buy books to fill the Library wish list through Amazon. >>

The Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation
Funds medical and dental care for children of low-income, uninsured working families. There are many thousands of children in our community who do not have access to regular care. >>


Still Want to help?

Space for Public Use
Community organizations often seek office space, performance or rehearsal space, art displays, storage, or space for an occasional meeting or event. Companies benefit from community connections and may receive tax benefits. >>




Get on Board
Boards and Commissions

Practice and grow your leadership by serving on a nonprofit or foundation board. These organizations currently interviewing for Board members, those with, legal, accounting, communications/marketing, and organizational skills and of course, passion for the cause! . Email for details and openings.

There's More...
In addition to county affiliated organizations,  OP3 coordinates and promotes collaborative giving and volunteering opportunities throughout the year with nonprofit organizations that serve those most in need in Fairfax County:

Volunteer Fairfax maintains a list of community organizations seeking in-kind donations.