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Kelly Schneider

Kelly Schneider
Volunteer Services Intern  
Kelly Schneider, a senior at George Mason University, is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and currently serving as the Volunteer Services Intern for FACETS. She grew up in a small town of Virginia and has been living in Fairfax for three years. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, taking naps, and exploring all the different things this area has to offer.
 
Why did you choose to volunteer for FACETS?
I knew that I wanted to become more involved with my community. When I learned about FACETS, and the opportunities that they provide for volunteers and members of the community, I knew that is was a place where I could make an impact and get involved in a way that was meaningful to me and others.  

What is the best part of serving as the Volunteer Services Intern?
What I really love about this position is getting to understand the greater scope of all the opportunities that this organization offers. I get a behind the scenes look at all of our programs and how they work. It's great to volunteer with a group that is open to new opinions and voices, and really be an integrated part of the community. Everyone is really welcoming!

How would you encourage others to help out this summer?  
There are a ton of awesome volunteer opportunities this summer! Our community centers have lots of options for people who are looking for ways to get involved, and are flexible to meet everyone's schedules. There are also internships available with our Summer Lunch program, and lots of community events throughout the summer. 
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner highlight
May 11, 2017



MARK YOUR CALENDARS for MAY 11, 2017

All FACETS' game changers are invited to a celebration of your dedication to being the game winning strategy in the community.
We look forward to having you join us for a meal, remarks from our Executive Director, and recognition of your game changing moves.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER
GAME CHANGERS
May 11, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Old Town Hall
3999 University Dr. 
Fairfax, VA 22030

RSVP by May 4th
March in Review

Key Club students playing games with residents on St. Patrick's Day
The George C. Marshall High School Key Club came out to have St. Patrick's Day fun with our residents at the Wedgewood Community Center in March.  They played games with the residents and gave prizes to the ones who wore green that day! Thank you Key Club members for sharing the St. Patty's Day festivities with our residents.


Jackie with The Reading Connection sharing a story with residents
The Read Aloud program officially started at our Wedgewood Community Center in conjunction with The Reading Connection. The residents also got to walk away with a free book that day!


Vihini and Catherine hosting a Birthday Party at Ragan Oaks
March marked the second birthday party that Girl Scouts Vihini and Catherine hosted at our Ragan Oaks Community Center.  Their monthly birthday parties have been packed with fun games, delicious cupcakes and birthday joy! If you'd like to host a monthly birthday party at any of our community centers, please contact our Volunteer Manager to get started.  
Support Our Programs

We need your help! Join us now to June 20th for our Spring Needs Food Drive. Our pantry is very low and we want to continue providing critical supplies such as food and household items to our neighbors in need.

If you are interested in making a food supply donation or hosting a food supply drive, please  click here  to fill out an interest form. Donations should be delivered to our office, located at 10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300, Fairfax VA 22030, on Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. When dropping off your donation, you will be asked to fill out an  in-kind contribution form .

Amazon has teamed up with FACETS to make donating food easy with the click of a button from the comfort of your home Click  here to choose the items you wish to donate and have them sent to our address listed above. Just like that you have made an impact on someone suffering the effects of poverty!

For more information about our food drive, please contact Josh D'Antonio at 703-272-3710 or email  JDantonio@FACETSCares.org.
In This Issue
Opening Doors Benefit Breakfast
April 20, 2017
Fairview Park Marriott
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Program
RSVP today
Current Volunteer Needs
Detail oriented volunteers who enjoy entering data and maintaining various spreadsheets. Weekday shifts available.
Greet guests, answer phones, complete administrative tasks. Weekday shifts
9 am - 1 pm or  1 pm - 5 pm
Alexandria location.

Opportunities are available to assist youth living in poverty with their homework or specific subject areas for tutoring.

Calling all congregations, families, or friends who can assist with preparing meals to feed the hungry. Great service opportunity for groups.

Celebrating a birthday is always a joyous occasion.  If you like to plan parties or just want an excuse to throw a party, consider hosting monthly birthday parties at one of our community centers. 

New volunteers can contact our  Volunteer Manager for instructions on how to get started.

Existing volunteers can log in  here to sign up for any opportunity.
Photographers Needed
April 12th
Field Day - Van Dyck Park

April 18th
Reading Connection Opening
Annandale

May 11th
Volunteer Appreciation Event
Old Town Hall

Sign up  here.
Upcoming Orientations
Wednesday, April 19th
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Fairfax)

Thursday, May 4th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Fairfax)

Wednesday, May 17th
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Fairfax)

Sign up  here.
Youth Volunteer Days
Washing the Agency Vans
April 15, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sign up here.