Hundreds of residents are gearing up to volunteer next weekend at non-profits across Fairfax County for the 18th annual VolunteerFest®.
VolunteerFest® is a regional day of community service sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27. For one full day, volunteers will help out at area elementary schools, food banks and beyond.
According to a news release, almost 1,400 community and corporate volunteers participated in last year’s event. Volunteer projects in the past have included creating care packages for troops, painting homes in the area and more.
Several area libraries are participating in VolunteerFest® by reaching out for shelvers. Volunteers at City of Fairfax Regional Library need your help shifting materials and shelf reading to make sure books are in order. Click here to learn more.
Volunteer shifts will last anywhere from two to four hours, according to the website. The age range and tasks for each event will vary by organization. Each project also has a minimum number of volunteers needed, but can accommodate more than specified.
To sign up for an event, residents can visit the VolunteerFest® opportunities page.