Volunteer

Do you have knowledge, skills, or abilities to share? Sustainable Fairfax runs on volunteer power! Our volunteers dig in, have lots of fun, meet great people in our community, and actually make a difference in Fairfax and beyond. There are a lot of different ways that you can get involved! Read below or just fill out the form to the right!

  • Program & Event Volunteers

Pitch in by putting up fliers or helping on the day of an event by spending an hour or two setting up, manning tables, or helping with clean-up.

  • Become an Intern

Our volunteer interns provide a variety of support, from helping us with follow-up and outreach to getting us organized. We have both ongoing and one-time opportunities available throughout the year.

    • Become a Partner or Board Adviser

If you are passionate about making life in Fairfax more sustainable, please email sustainfx@gmail.com to discuss a possible role or long-term partnership.

Communications Team

Sustainable Fairfax is growing. Help us spread the word by becoming part of our new Communications Team. Put your skills to work for your community, gain valuable work experience, and collaborate with a fun and dedicated group of people!

Be part of a team promoting and educating about these initiatives:

  • Go Blue! Water Conservation Program
  • Streets for People
  • Fairfax Zero Waste by 2020 Campaign
  • Alternative Transportation Campaign- ReduceX2
  • Sustainable Fairfax Environmental Film & Speaker Series
  • Seed Library
  • Workshops teaching sustainable practices

OPEN Volunteer Communications Positions

  • COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR (This is a board position)
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Contact SustainFX@gmail.com for more information!

Join a Committee

Become part of a team that meets regularly to get things done. Current openings:

Zero Waste Committee

Sustainable Fairfax is looking for committee members to help with our Zero Waste campaign. Our 2012 Zero Waste campaign is focused on accomplishing our goals:

Take-Back Day for ewaste, paper shredding, and prescription drugs
Community outreach
Event support
Creating and promoting new recycling infrastructure We are looking for committee members to define strategy and meet these goals.
The move towards zero waste is increasingly important as landfill rates skyrocket. We have a plan to make a difference, but we need help.  Email sustainfx@gmail.com to get involved!

ReduceX2 Committee (Transportation)

Sustainable Fairfax just launched a transportation initiative called ReduceX2 and is looking for people to jump on board to this lively campaign!  Especially looking for people with these skills:

  • Website development
  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Strategic planning
  • Walking and biking guides

Please email SustainFX@gmail.com if you are interested in joining this great team!

Events Committee

We are looking for an Events Coordinator to assist the Events Chair with planning, resourcing, and managing events throughout the year, like EcoFest and the Holiday Craft Fair. These events are key parts of our outreach and fundraising, and are a lot of fun, too!

Duties include assisting with:

  • Managing vendors
  • Event materials preparation
  • Set-up on the day of the events
  • Managing volunteers leading up to and on the day of events

If you are interested, please contact SustainFX@gmail.com.

Community Education Committee – Community Education Manager

The Community Education Committee puts on educational events throughout the year. We are in need of a manager to contact sustainability experts and schedule them to speak for our events, take notes at monthly events, act as a greeter, help with set up and take down, take photos, and create/post flyers in the community. This person will work with the Executive Director and other board members to recruit volunteers, organize vendors, and make sure communication to everyone involved is clear and consistent. Email sustainfx@gmail.com to get involved!

Volunteer Manager

The Volunteer Manager is responsible for developing, maintaining, and growing an up-to-date volunteer corps in order to provide hands-on support for events and other Sustainable Fairfax activities. We’re looking for someone who can organize our volunteer base and keep them engaged throughout the year. The Volunteer Manager will attend monthly Board meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month and attend supplemental meetings as needed. Email sustainfx@gmail.com to get involved!