Fairfax Volunteers is a town-sponsored group whose mission is to foster good will in the Town of Fairfax. We plan events and undertake projects to strengthen the community, improve town safety and awareness, and to make living in Fairfax special. Volunteers not only help the community, but we meet our neighbors, make new friends, and have a lot of fun!


  •  Sign up for our Email Newsletter – The newsletter comes out about once a month, with updates on Town events, information from local safety organizations like Get Ready Marin, and other fun and useful tidbits.
  • Most importantly, you can Volunteer for an event. Our event registration website has events from many Town organizations, like Sustainable Fairfax, F.O.C.A.S., and more!

We also partner with organizations to promote events, recruit volunteers, and help with venue sponsorship. Contact us if you are planning a community event and would like our help.

Catch up on our latest news below, or check out our calendar for upcoming events! There are lots of great things to do, and lots of ways to get involved.

Enjoy the Gorgeous Weather, But Remember to Save Water!

We’re well below our expected rainfall as we zoom towards February.

20 Gallon Challenge

The Marin Municipal Watershed district has a lot of great, helpful information about managing your water and tracking the health of our reservoirs. Click here to see it! http://www.marinwater.org/

And while it’s on your mind, take the 20 Gallon Challenge! Visit 20gallons.org to find lots of water conservation ideas, and to take the pledge!

Join Us for Our Potluck Holiday Celebration!

Holiday Potluck 2013


Join the Volunteers for our annual potluck Holiday Celebration!

Make a Wreath

We’ll have greens and wreath forms to make your own holiday wreath. If you have clippers, please bring them so there are enough to go around.

Join us in Song

Musicians will be leading us in singing seasonal and holiday favorites!

Bring a Dish to Share

Finger-food, pizza, traditional holiday dishes, and beverages are always a hit!

Special Guest – Santa at 3:00 p.m.

Santa will be arriving courtesy of a Ross Valley Fire truck!

Looking for Volunteers and Bag Donations for the Food Pantry

The Fairfax Food Pantry is heading into a busy season. Right now, we’re serving upwards of 130 families per week. Volunteers are needed to help set up, staff the pantry, and we especially need people to help break down the pantry and drive leftovers and recycling to nearby locations. Please click here and select Food Pantry to sign up for a shift!

Also, we’re always in need of paper bags! If you have a stockpile at home, please drop them off during pantry hours.

The Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 9-11 a.m, but Volunteers are there from 8:30-11:30 for bag drop-off.

The Fairfax Food Pantry

The Fairfax Food Pantry is open every Saturday.

Highlights from Chipper Day

On Sunday, October 20th and Sunday, October 27th, the Town sponsored “Chipper Days” for residents in Fairfax, to help reduce the fire load in our residential areas. “Tree Man” Contractor Aaron Corbiere was set up at the upper Pavilion parking lot, taking brush collected from around town.

On the first day, a total of 4.98 tons of brush was collected from 50 residents.  On the second event, 92 residents brought in a total of 7.12 tons of vegetation debris. All debris collected by Marin Sanitary for composting.

Most of the participants were from the following neighborhoods:

  • Deer Park
  • Tamalpais/Scenic
  • Jolly Hill
  • Cascades

Special thanks to our volunteers — Helen Fauss, Denny Ferry, John Reed, and Ted Pugh — who helped staff the event, making Fairfax safer from fire danger!

 This program is sponsored by the Town of Fairfax, the Ross Valley Fire Department, and Marin Sanitary Service.


Drug Take-Back Day!

When: Sunday, Oct. 26th, 10 a.m – 2 p.m. sharp.

Cost: FREE

Where: Town Hall, at Park and Bolinas Road (142 Bolinas Road)

Keep our landfill and water systems free of harmful chemicals. Dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medicines safely.

Saturday the 26th from 10-2, the police department  will be disposing of medicine and drugs safely in the Police Station/Town Hall lobby.

Dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, we encourage you to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.

Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. Please ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

The 8th Annual Town-Wide Picnic! 9/22

When: Sunday, Sept. 22nd, noon – 5 p.m.
Where: The Rudy Contratti Ballfield
Cost: Free!

Join us for fun in the sun at the 8th Annual Town-Wide Picnic. This event is fun for adults and kids of all ages, with games, activities, and music by Revolver! Rock out to the tunes on the Good Earth stage, while the kids bounce in the jumpy house, get their faces painted, and more.

The music and fun is free. There will be food and refreshments available for purchase.

  • Yummy food for purchase from the Hummingbird Cafe
  • Lemonade for sale by the Girl Scouts
  • Bake Sale by Cascade Canyon School
  • Beer for sale from Iron Springs Pub

Many Hands Make Light Work
To help make this event happen, please go to EventsVolunteer.com to register as a volunteer!

No pets on the Ballfield, please. Service animals only.

Take-Back Day – 4/27

Take Back Day - Closing the Waste Loop

Free, for Fairfax Residents Only!

When: Saturday, April 27th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Important note: Medications take back ends at 2:00 pm

Where: Fairfax Pavilion Parking Lot (off Elsie Lane)

Now that your taxes are done and your house is clean, take advantage of this fabulous opportunity to clear out unwanted medications, drugs, and supplements, e-waste, and shred your sensitive documents. Continue reading