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.
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!
We’re well below our expected rainfall as we zoom towards February.
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 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!
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 is open every Saturday.
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
- Jolly Hill
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.