Volunteer Opportunities - May 15

By X2VOL, Mallory Joiner
May 15, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities – May 15, 2017


·         Opportunities offered by organizations other than FCPS are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school. ·         In x2VOL, CLICK the ‘OPPORTUNITIES’ tab to see opportunities posted by nonprofits – many opportunities are posted ·         ** = new this week   Scheduled Opportunities in x2VOL   ·         Earth Sangha – May 21, 28 (full but you can join the waitlist) ·         Sangster PTA – May 19 ·         Celebrate Fairfax – June 9, 10, 11 ·         **Keen Greater DC –May 20, 21 June 17, 18 ·         Girls on the Run NOVA –May 21 ·         Northern VA Bridge – every Tuesday ·         Fort Belvoir ES Spring Carnival – May 19   Ongoing Opportunities in x2VOL   ·         American Red Cross ·         The Virginian – Art and Music, Health, and Events / Marketing ·         Jill’s House ·         Fairfax County Government ·         South Run Rec Center ·         Friends of the Kings Park Library ·         Fairfax County Government   Scheduled Other   ·         Fairfax County’s third annual Environmental Education Conference will be held on June 29 and is free for high school and college students. It will be hosted at the National Wildlife Federation in Reston. Students will enjoy a sustainable meal, learn how to get involved in environmental education initiatives in their own community, and will hear from prominent keynote speakers. Register here! Please register by June 8. Have questions or want to get more involved? Check out our website, www.eslileaders.org or email us at @email.  This conference is hosted in collaboration between Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI), National Wildlife Federation, and FCPS Get2Green. To learn more about FCPS Get 2 Green, contact Elaine Tholen at @email ·         DATE CHANGE: Saturday, May 20th, come join Senator Scott Surovell cleanup Little Hunting Creek! Great for kids of all ages and allows for a hands-on approach to educate the community about the local environment. All are welcome to join! All volunteers should wear sneakers or waterproof shoes.  RSVP at: http://bit.ly/2017lhc ·         Smithsonian Education Research Center o   Environmental Archaeology Saturday Dig Days – All events will be held on the SERC campus, and there will be morning and afternoon sessions on each date. Volunteers ages 10+ welcome, although volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. §  Saturday, June 17 §  Saturday, July 8 §  Saturday, August 12 §  Saturday, September 9 §  Saturday, October 14 o   Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project (aka Mud Crabs) - Most events will be held at SERC, but we will have one day in Southern Maryland (St. Leonard) and one day on the Eastern Shore (Oxford). There will be morning and afternoon sessions on each date. Volunteers ages 12+ welcome, although volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. §  Friday, June 16 at Jefferson Patterson Park (in St. Leonard, MD) §  Saturday, June 17 at SERC §  Sunday, June 18 at SERC §  Wednesday, June 21 at SERC §  Friday, June 23 at the Cooperative Oxford Lab (in Oxford, MD) §  Saturday, June 24 at SERC §  Sunday, June 25 at SERC §  August dates will be announced once they are finalized. Ongoing Other   · HART (Homeless Animals Rescue Team) relies upon our volunteers at our adoption events. The volunteers handle a dog for 3 hours (from 12-3) every Saturday at two locations: the PetSmart on Metrotech Drive (next to Lowes). Teens 14-17 are more than welcome to volunteer with us-- helping to socialize the dog, etc. Store regulations require that an adult (18 and older) MUST STAY WITH THE TEEN DURING THE ENTIRE EVENT. Contact: @email · Fairfax County Stewardship – Invasive Species Management February opportunities: https://goo.gl/3SkOYV · Food For Others o https://www.foodforothers.org/volunteer/ and you can sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1587381/false#!1587381/false/false o warehouse is open to volunteers from 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm, Monday – Friday. Must be at least 12 years of age. Ages 12 -15 must be accompanied by adult; age 16 and over may be unaccompanied · Smithsonian Education Research Center – Citizen Science Volunteer Projects: https://serc.si.edu/citizen-science/projects · Northern Virginia Family Services http://www.nvfs.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=393189 · Children’s Science Center Youth Volunteer Opportunities - The Children’s Science Center offers our youth several different opportunities to volunteer and develop leadership skills. Depending on your age, interest, and time available to volunteer, there are a variety of options.http://childsci.org/get-involved/volunteer/youth/ · Fairfax County Storm Drain Education Volunteers –- Storm drain labeling is an effective, low-cost method of educating residents about water quality problems in our streams, lakes, rivers and the Bay. NVSWCD is currently recruiting volunteers to conduct storm drain labeling projects. These projects have three main components. First, volunteers find a location and obtain approval from the civic or homeowners' association. Second, there is a community education component. Finally, there is the labeling component. https://goo.gl/SXGbpN · Humane Society of Fairfax County - We have many volunteer activities in which young adults can participate in to help the animals and the Humane Society of Fairfax County: http://hsfc.org/support/volunteer/young-adults/ · International Service Learning Program – High School and Middle School - 2018 Middle School (Dominican Republic) and High School (Peru) opportunities are posted here: https://www.fcps.edu/international-study-travel-service-learning-program  

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Mallory Joiner

Service Learning Resource Teacher Fairfax County Public Schools 571-423-4772@emailFCPS Service Learning@FCPSServLearn

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