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.

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!


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.


Join the Fairfax Gardeners Alliance

The mission of the Fairfax Gardeners Alliance is to create beautiful, welcoming public  spaces in downtown Fairfax for our residents and visitors.

Come be a part of our team and have fun making our green spaces thrive! Our first project is the landscaping along Center Blvd. between Pastori and Pacheco – weeding, trimming, and making it look pretty!

For more information, email Melanie Peratis at theparkvista at comcast.net

Combined Creek Clean-Up and Creek Life Education Tour

July 12, 10:00 AM
Meet at the Fairfax Community Center
16 Park Road

Join us for our annual Creek Clean-up, and learn about life in the creek from nature educator Mia Andler.

Please join us at 10:00 a.m. for our annual creek clean-up to help Fairfax keep our creek free of litter and other debris. By pitching in to clean the creek every year, you can help prevent flooding in town.

You will receive a short orientation and an assignment that matches your level of ability and interest…all are welcome! Please wear your boots and bring your gloves…we will have some extra gloves and will provide garbage bags.

As we collect debris, Mia will be telling us about the plant and wild life that lives in our local creeks. Check out Mia’s work at www.vildafoundation.org. 

We will be walking in the creek, so wear water shoes and be prepared for mud!

Upcoming Movie – Marin On Fire!


Friday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Women’s Club, 46 Park Road. 

Come and watch this alarming movie about what would happen should a wildfire occur in the hills of Marin, narrated by Peter Coyote.

The Fairfax Volunteers will be sponsoring the showing of the film.  Our very own new Fire Chief, Mark Mills will be on hand to answer questions following the film and talk about the steps you can take to ensure the safety of your family & property should such an event occur.

Please don’t miss this opportunity!