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3-day volunteer fair on horizon in Fairfax

The 17th “Venture into Volunteering” Fair has returned, with a three-day window for local residents to explore volunteer opportunities in an online format. The event will run Oct. 12-14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Participants can join any...

VolunteerFest spreads support for non-profits across area

More than 400 volunteers recently took part in several days of action to support more than 20 non-profit partners of Volunteer Fairfax. The event was the culmination of VolunteerFest, which began with a day of service focused on at-home (“virtual”)...

Exceptional community volunteerism celebrated

In accepting the Volunteer Arlington award for community service on July 12, Les Garrison spread the love to all those who participate with him as part of Arlington’s Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. “This award belongs to all of...

Tops in Arlington volunteerism to be honored

Volunteer Arlington has announced recipients of its sixth annual “Celebration of Volunteerism” awards, to be held online on July 12. “We are thrilled to celebrate individuals and groups making a difference in our community through volunteering,” said Lisa Fikes, president...

Park volunteers lauded by county government

Five individuals who volunteer at Arlington’s Bon Air Park have been named recipients of the county government’s annual Bill Thomas Park Volunteer Award. Master Gardeners Joe Kelly, Carolyn Vincent, Dina Lehmann, Karen Smith and Tom Golojuch, who steward Bon Air...

School Board honors trio for volunteerism, presents lifetime-achievement accolade

The Arlington School Board has named three individuals as Honored Citizens for 2022. The awards program, which dates to 1975, honors exemplary volunteer efforts over a long-term, sustained basis. The 2022 honorees are Nelly Hernandez, Sarah Clarke LaBonte and April...

Vienna leaders laud contributions of volunteers

Dozens of volunteers whose contributions have bolstered the town of Vienna’s sense of community received accolades April 19 at the 20th Annual Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition ceremony. “Volunteers strengthen our community,” said Vienna Mayor Linda Colbert. “I truly believe the volunteers...

‘Links’ leader earns presidential volunteerism salute

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D., national president of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation as well as a member of the Arlington Links organization, on March 20 received the President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Award. The award is a testament to...

Vienna mayor set to recognize town volunteers

Vienna Mayor Linda Colbert will lead the annual Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition Program, to be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. on the Vienna Town Green. “Be inspired by the stories behind the countless volunteers and organizations that consistently...

McLean youth, organization win state volunteerism awards

Gov. Northam on Nov. 23 announced the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards, two of whom hail from McLean. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding contributions by individual volunteers and organizations on behalf of Virginia residents. The...
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Makeover brings convenience store to gas station in Tysons

A Tysons service station damaged by a small tornado March 31 now will be getting a spruced up exterior...
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