Volunteer in the Parks

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Allison Rankin,
Volunteer Program Coordinator

Volunteer in the Parks

Connecting Parks and Community

Use your talents, energy and time to connect. With your help, we can do more! Far more than just doing a good deed, volunteering is a way to develop skills, learn about career options, make professional contacts, socialize and have an impact on your community.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

NOTICE: Prior to starting volunteer work with FCPA, all volunteers working on Fairfax County property—unless outdoors on Park Authority property—must present their COVID-19 vaccination card, even if they only volunteer for one event. If unvaccinated, they must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to their volunteer service. We recognize that the COVID health environment continues to change, and we are monitoring official guidance to ensure the health and safety of county employees and volunteers. Volunteers are asked to comply with the measures outlined in the Fairfax County COVID-19 Volunteer Acknowledgment. Depending on the volunteer opportunity you sign up for, you will be asked to sign the acknowledgment either electronically or as a printed form. Health and safety requirements issued by the county may continue to change over the course of the pandemic. Volunteers are asked to comply with current requirements in place, which may differ from requirements at the time they signed the acknowledgment form when previously volunteering with the county. Current Fairfax County procedures are based on guidance found on the county’s COVID-19 page, the Health Department website, and in the Health Department’s FAQs.

Group Opportunities: Scouts/Community Groups

Project proposals and opportunities for organized groups, businesses and corporations.

Employer Match Programs

Your employer may be among the 15,000 companies that match employee volunteer hours and charitable contributions with cash donations. Among local employers, Microsoft is currently providing ongoing matching contributions totaling more than $4,000.00 annually.

Volunteer Training

The Park Authority wants to ensure that their volunteers have the training necessary to perform their tasks safely and with confidence. The following trainings are designed for each volunteer based on their assigned opportunity. Your site Volunteer Manager will provide instructions on which training modules to complete.
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