Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Fairfax 2024, April 20th

Image: Wonder Wagon, courtesy of Fairfax County Park Authority

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Various shifts
Sully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly

Sign up here.

Join Fairfax County’s largest official Earth Day Event! Earth Day Fairfax is a day-long extravaganza featuring workshops, vendors, and activities to help us improve our environment and health. The event attracts nearly 5,000 people from across Fairfax County. Volunteers are needed to fill shifts in a variety of capacities.  Possibilities include set up and take down, and attendants for nature activities, the stage, the ice rink, and the golf station.  There’s something for everyone.

This is a fabulous volunteer opportunity for service hours and making a difference in your community.

Fairfax Master Naturalist Volunteers Help Celebrate Earth Day 2023

Photo: by Susan Martel, FMN Volunteers at Earth Day Fairfax 2023

Article by Fairfax Master Naturalists Jo Doubmia and Susan Martel

The FMN hosted a table at the 2023 Earth Day Fairfax on April 22 at Sully Historic Site.  Attendees were drawn to their table to learn about the FMN training program, invasive plants, native plants, the numerous nature-related volunteer programs available in the county, and bear awareness, among others.  Many expressed appreciations for the FMN volunteer work and several attendees wanted specifically to learn about the application process to the FMN program.

The children had a blast. These budding naturalists were very involved with magnifying glasses examining detailed resin-encased insects. They also enjoyed coloring, talking about insects, and wondering about which insect figure to pick from the treasure chest. Despite the afternoon rain which closed the event earlier than planned, the FMN volunteers had plenty of time and curious visitors to share their interest, experience, and knowledge as nature stewards.  What better way to celebrate Earth Day than enjoying the camaraderie of wonderful FMN volunteers supporting a meaningful outreach event.  For FMN, Earth Day 2023 was a great success!