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Fairfax Area Agency on Aging

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Volunteers needed in Northern Virginia (NoVA) to visit with older adults or adults with disabilities while their caregivers get a much needed break. No "hands-on" care required. Volunteers act as companions while family caregivers get a chance to relax, or accomplish other tasks. You may find yourself watching TV together, reading out loud, chatting about issues of interest, working on a puzzle, or going for a walk in the neighborhood. Training is provided and you will be matched with a person who suits your interests and availability.

Most respite care volunteers volunteer twice a month for 2 hours at a time.

For this and other meaningful volunteer opportunities contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711,, or visit:

Volunteer Solutions is a Partnership of Fairfax County's Family Services, Health Department and Neighborhood & Community Services.

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About Fairfax Area Agency on Aging


12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708, Fairfax, VA 22035, US

Mission Statement

The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serves older adults and adults with disabilities in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. The goal of the AAA is to improve quality of life and promote independent living for older adults. We are a partnership of Department of Family Services, Neighborhood and Community Services and the Health Department.


Our mission is to support older adults and adults with disabilities in a variety of ways. We provide volunteer services to help people to remain in their own homes/communities and improve their quality of life.

People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708Fairfax, VA 22035



  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 Hours a Month

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