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”) projects and then continued the weekend of Sept. 17-18 with in-person projects.
“The variety of options sought to make volunteering easily accessible to everyone in the community who wanted to take part. VolunteerFest has adjusted to meet the needs of the community as a result of the pandemic and changing times,” organizers noted.
“This is an event to experience volunteering with organizations of interest without making a long-term commitment,” they said. “It’s an opportunity to learn and work for the community.”
Some of the work was tough and strenuous, but that did not dull the enthusiasm of the volunteers, organizers said. “VolunteerFest had a way for everyone to get involved. It was a year of innovating – of finding new volunteer experiences that were not only safe but purposeful and impactful.”
For information on Volunteer Fairfax and its initiatives, see the Website at www.volunteerfairfax.org.