Welcome!

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!

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  •  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.


Holiday Fun in Fairfax, December 12 &13

December 12 and 13 is packed full of holiday fun for the family!

December 12

Get your shopping done early and support local artisans by coming to the Fairfax Craft Faire! Proceeds support Sustainable Fairfax and Fairfax Recreation.

December 13

Come to the Women’s Club building for an afternoon of wreath-making, caroling, and a visit from Santa. Bring a beverage or treat to share (store-bought is fine!) and get into the holiday spirit!

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The Townwide Picnic Is Here!

Sunday, September 13

The 10th Annual Fairfax Townwide Picnic

Where: Central Ball Field
When: Sunday, September 13, noon-5pm
Cost: Free – donations gratefully accepted

Don’t miss the 10th Annual Town-wide Picnic! Free entertainment includes

  • Jumpee Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Games and races
  • Music by the Tom Finch Band

…and More!

This event is fun for the whole family!

  • Food for sale from Taste
  • Beer for sale donated by Iron Springs Brewery.

The Picnic Needs You!

Please consider volunteering for this event… its future depends on it!

Sign up at www.eventsvolunteer.com or contact Maria at 415-456-5652

Don’t Miss A Thing in September

Get Ready!

A Disaster Survival Program for Marin County
When: Thursday, September 17th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

This time of year reminds us all of how vulnerable we are to fires, earthquakes, floods, etc., living in the Bay Area. Know what to do when disaster strikes by being prepared ahead of time.

Contact Maggie Lang, of Ready Marin to register. Call (415) 453-8151 as space is limited.


Wine and Cheese Tasting Series

When: Friday, September 18th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: the Fairfax Women’s Club Building
46 Park Road
Cost: $30 per person.

Led by Sisi Parry, PARC Commissioner, and Sam & Shoshana Parry, of the Fairfax Theater Company.

An exotic evening of food & drink! This event is xpected to sell out, so get your tickets in advance by contacting Maria Baird at
(415) 456-5652, e-mail at mbaird@townoffairfax.org


Seniors Social & Age Friendly Fair

When: Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Where: The Women’s Club building, 46 Park Road

The first of its kind senior fair in Fairfax! There will be free health screenings, information booths by local County agencies and non-profits that serve seniors. Refreshments, coffee & tea will be served. There will be representatives providing information on transportation options, and much more. For further details, go to www.fairfaxrec.com under classes, senior programs. Brought to you by the Age Friendly Task Force and the Fairfax Parks & Recreation.


The Final Chipper Day of 2015

When: Saturday, September 26, 9:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.
Where: Deer Park parking lot (at the end of Porteous Drive)

Don’t miss this opportunity to clear the brush off your property, and take it to the designated collection area at the end of Porteous Drive in Deer Park. Cut brush to at least 4 inches in diameter so that the material fits through the chipper. No rocks or leaves. For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652.

CHIPPER DAY GUIDELINES

To prepare for chipper day, please cut your brush to 4 inches in diameter. You may bring brush, bay tree saplings, scotch broom, branches and other yard trimmings.

Please, no rocks or fire wood.

Brush will be chipped on site and taken for recycling to Marin Resource Recovery Center.

For more information, you may contact Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652, or e-mail her at mbaird@townoffairfax.org.

To download a brochure on “Living with Fire in the Ross Valley”, go to www.shfpd.org.

Thank you for your participation in this very important program!


Join the Fairfax Gardeners Alliance

Love to garden? Come make new friends and help beautify the downtown along Center Blvd Corridor.

Our crew will be out there — please join one or all of the upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, September 16th
  • Sunday, September 20th, and/or
  • Sunday, October 11th

Between 9:00AM and 3:00PM.

For more information, contact Melanie at theparkvista@comcst.net


Creek Clean-Up and Nature Walk

When: Saturday, October 10th
Meet at 10am at the Community Youth Center (between Peri Park and the Fire Station)

Great for All Ages!
Join nature educator Mia Andler and a crew of volunteers as we walk the creek, clean up trash, and learn about the native species and natural habitats of the creek.

Remember to wear closed toed shoes. Water shoes or boots are best — we will be in the creek! Bring gloves if you have them, otherwise there will be some on hand to borrow.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more details, please contact Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652 or mbaird@townoffairfax.org.

Sponsored by the Volunteers; organized by Mark Solomons, and led by Mia Andler.


Volunteer Opportunities for Summer!

Summer Chipper Days

This year, we are planning a slightly different approach to chipper day.  Residents will be able to drop off their brush at the following locations in their neighborhood, to make it more convenient.  The following events are scheduled throughout the summer months.  If you are unable to make it to the event in your area, you may bring your brush to any of the locations listed below:

Scenic neighborhood – Olema & Sir Francis Drake       Saturday, July 11 9 am– 3 pm

Jolly Hill neighborhood – Pavilion parking lot               Saturday, August 15 9 am-3 pm

Deer Park neighborhood – Deer Park parking lot        Saturday, September 26-9 am-3pm (this location pending approval by MMWD)

To prepare for chipper day, please cut your brush to 4 inches in diameter.    You may bring brush, bay tree saplings, scotch broom, branches and other yard trimmings.  Please, no rocks or fire wood.  Brush will be chipped on site and taken for recycling to Marin Resource Recovery Center.  Please do your part to clear your property and provide defensible space to protect yourself and your family from wildfire danger.  For more information, you may contact Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652, or e-mail her at mbaird at townoffairfax.org.  To download a brochure on “Living with Fire in the Ross Valley”, go to www.shfpd.org.  Thank you for your participation in this very important program!

FIRST AID FOR DISASTER RESPONSE

Attend a free workshop at the Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, on Saturday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  You will learn live saving skills you’ll use when emergency professionals can’t get there!  To reserve a space, please contact Judy Greenwald at (415) 299-9104.  Sponsored by the Marin Medical Reserve Corps.

SAVE THE DATE for the Town-Wide Picnic

The  9th annual town-wide picnic will take place on Sunday, September 13th from  noon- 5 p.m. on the ball field.  Don’t miss this spectacular event!  We can’t offer this event without your help.  To volunteer, please call Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652, or e-mail her at mbaird@townoffairfax.org.