Meeting on Dulles Suburban Center
A community meeting with Fairfax County staff will be held on May 11, 7 p.m., at Rocky Run Middle School, to discuss the Dulles Suburban Center (DSC) Study and the work that the DSC Advisory Group has undertaken since September 2016. One purpose of the study is to assess current conditions and update recommendations for future land uses and development for the 5,000 acre study area. Descriptions of the proposed change can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/dullessuburbancenter.
The DSC Advisory Group and county staff encourage the public’s attendance at this meeting and welcome comment at the meeting or by email at DPZDullesSubCenter@Fairfaxcounty.gov.
Free Carseat Inspections
Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, May 11, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves so technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.
Because of time constraints, only the first 35 vehicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspectors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver on the correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times.
Learn about Disaster Response
Free training in basic disaster response skills is being offered by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) through the county fire and rescue department. The training prepares residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster in their community. Through CERT, residents can learn about disaster preparedness and receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.
The next available CERT Class is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 22 at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. There are two sessions each week on Mondays and Wednesdays that run until June 21. The class is 28 hours in length, plus a final practical exercise.
CERT training is free of charge and basic gear is provided. The minimum requirements to participate in CERT training at any level is that residents be 16 years of age or older, and either be a Fairfax County resident, or work in the county.
To learn more about CERT, see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cert/cert.htm.
To sign up, go to https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=7D82617D-1474-4D20-AD47-FA0306D2FD42.
Bunco Night with WFCWC
Bunco Night will help raise money for GFWC Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club’s (WFCWC) Chantilly High School scholarship fund. WFCWC has awarded $52,000 in scholarships to CHS senior girls since 1995. Enjoy an evening of merriment, prizes, refreshments, and a raffle for a $175 gift card to The Red Door spa and help to raise funds for our 2017 scholarship winners. Tickets are $20 per person. Bunco Night will be Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cale Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call Barbara at 703-631-7830.
In affiliation with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and GFWC Virginia, WFCWC is dedicated to promoting the civic, cultural, domestic and educational betterment of the community through volunteer service. See www.wfcwc.org.
Several Volunteers Needed
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries at 4511 Daly Dr. Suite J, Chantilly seeks individuals to volunteer for the following:
Volunteer(s) to clean office and bathroom, Tuesday or Thursday, either 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 a.m.
Volunteer(s) to answer phones and schedule appointments, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Requirements: good phone skills, personable, able to conduct pantry tours. Interview and completed application required.
Volunteer(s) for Client Services Intake, Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Requirements: Spanish speaker preferred, ability to work with clients, able to conduct pantry tours. Interview and completed application required.
Volunteer for Food Pantry, bagging clients' food choices, Thursday, 10:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Requirements: must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at least 25 pounds. Interview and completed application required.
Food Donations for WFCM
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry needs donations of 1-2 pound bags of rice; fruit juice; jelly; red, white or black beans (can or bagged); canned vegetables (no green beans of corn needed); macaroni and cheese; can pasta; pasta sauce; and pasta (spaghetti, rotini, elbow, etc.).
Toiletries needed, which WFCM clients cannot purchase with food stamps, include diapers, toothpaste, shampoo and solid deodorant.
Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry’s new location at 4511 Daly Dr. Suite J, Chantilly from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Contact Terri Kelly at email@example.com if willing to coordinate a food drive.
Volunteer Drivers Are Needed
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers
Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Chantilly and group Meals on Wheels coordinators in both Chantilly and Fairfax. Contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm.
Long-Term Care Advocates
The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training is provided in September. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Give Caregivers a Break
Fairfax County needs Respite Care volunteers throughout the county to give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Drive Seniors to Appointments
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. Call 703-324-5406, TTY 711, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and link to Volunteer Solutions or email VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov.