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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:

Watershed Cleanout with TEDx and Alice Ferguson Foundation
Join TEDxTysons, Tysons Rotary, Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, Earls Kitchen + Bar, and Tysons Partnerships for a Tysons take over and help put litter in its place! This event on April 21 from 9:00-12:00p is a part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation's 30th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.
RSVP required!

MCCP Foundation Celebrating Our Community Champions of Children's Health

Help provide the resources for preventative health for more than 3500 uninsured children in Fairfax County. It's a night filled with delicious fare, signature drinks, a silent and live auction, and mingling with our partners in health.RSVP for the Gala at Country Club of Fairfax today!

Taste of Islam Annual Open House
Join the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center for their annual Taste of Islam on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 5:00p. Food, drinks a talent show, and henna are just of few of the things in store at this community open house.

26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards, April 27
Tickets are available for the 2018 Volunteer Service Awards on Friday, April 27 at from 8-10 am.  Come hear the amazing and inspiring stories of service from your friends, neighbors and coworkers.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Drop off medications at 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.

PRS’ Springtopia: Season of Hope
PRS, Inc., a nonprofit helping those living with serious mental illness or facing life crises, is hosting its first annual Springtopia: Season of Hope at the Hyatt Regency Tysons on May 12 from 6-9:30pm

Free Lightbulbs
Fairfax County is giving away up to five, free LED light bulbs at six Fairfax County libraries in April and May. Bring in up to four of your incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs and exchange them for warm white light ENERGY STAR®-certified LEDs . You could cut your utility bill by at least $25 per year by replacing five traditional, incandescent bulbs with LEDs.



How Nonprofits and Businesses can be “Better Together”
Come to the 11th Annual Community Partnership Forum for a day-long focus on how business, nonprofits and government are employing fresh approaches to addressing community needs. Learn about: new enterprises that blend social mission with for-profit strategies; innovative space-sharing models; marketing techniques that boost ROI; and how partnerships create sustainable solutions while increasing brand equity for businesses. 







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.