A bi-monthly publication of Volunteer Fairfax

Lead. Connect. Mobilize. | November 2020

LEAD: VolunteerFest2020 - The Impact

Volunteer Fairfax is proud of the impact made by local volunteers during VolunteerFest, held on October 24 and 25th. This community-wide service event developed in partnership with area nonprofits and government agencies, saw more than 800 participants working on 23 projects all over Fairfax County. This is a testament to the excellent way in which this event was structured and promoted in the face of a very challenging volunteering climate due to COVID.

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CONNECT: 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service

Act now to demonstrate your commitment to service, racial equity, social justice, and volunteerism for a better community by participating in The Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service. This annual series of events offers an opportunity for persons of all ages and backgrounds to participate in community-wide service virtually from home. At Volunteer Fairfax, we’re providing corporate supporters the opportunity to maximize their visibility through exposure at Valentine’s Challenge on Saturday, January 16, and Give Together on Monday, January 18.

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MOBILIZE: Meeting higher levels of need during COVID-19

Volunteer Fairfax named its newsletter AMPLIFY because we work every day to amplify the positive impact of volunteerism. While our primary purpose is to continually strengthen our local communities, during times of emergency we put intense focus on counteracting factors that cause our communities to suffer and we help to speed their recovery through focused volunteer efforts.

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Its time to update your Holiday Volunteering opportunities

Every year, Volunteer Fairfax highlights holiday volunteer opportunities and donation needs for our nonprofit partners. Help us promote your organization’s needs in VF's annual Holiday Volunteering Guide to hundreds of community volunteers by completing the survey below before November 12th.

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The Civic Life: Revealing the commonalities of our shared experiences

Points of Light has released a new report on the state of American civic engagement. To best understand current perceptions of civic life and identify a path forward for businesses, nonprofits, and individuals, Points of Light surveyed adults about their behaviors, attitudes and motivations for civic engagement. This research is a comprehensive look into the current state of civic engagement, a universal desire to do more in the future, and how we can help convert good intentions into positive action.

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