Volunteer Update - Ramping Up for the Games!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_news-volupdate.jpgHey Volunteers! We wanted to give you an update. I know you are all eager to get your assignment, and get going! We have had a little bit of a delay. We have had such an overwhelming showing of volunteer support and we are working to get everyone into the system and assigned to a job. Our fingers are click click clicking away but we fell behind. So here are how things are shaping up moving forward:

Background Checks: Background checks are complete for anyone in the database prior to May 12th. There will be a last round of checks for anyone that registered after that. You will be notified if you do not pass the check. Otherwise you are accepted.

Assignments: You will begin seeing emails inviting you to accept your position and role with the Games. These will be happening over the next week.

Schedules: Our goal is to have Self Scheduling Open next week, approximately June 8th. You will get an email when it is open. The email will give you the instructions you need to select your shifts for the Games.

Orientation: Our volunteer orientation will be completed online. It will be made available the same day as Self Scheduling. In order to access the online training, you will need to create a user name and account for the Fairfax2015 website. This is different from the volunteer database. It may seem confusing now, but we’ll walk you through the steps when it goes live.

Accreditation and Uniform Distribution: Your volunteer credential and uniform will be available at our Volunteer Headquarters beginning Saturday June 20th. Our headquarters will be located at
1800 Cameron Glen Drive Reston VA
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (0900 to 1700)
Thursday, Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (1600 to 2100)
Saturday, Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (1000 to 1800)
The process itself takes less than 10 minutes. But please plan for lines during the evening and weekend times.

Opening Ceremonies: We would love for you to volunteer for Opening Ceremonies! But if you are not volunteering, please grab some tickets and welcome our athletes! Please click here for tickets!

Closing Ceremonies: We will have a limited number of tickets available for Closing Ceremonies. This event is not open to the public but is for our athletes, volunteers, and those that brought the Games to Fairfax. We will get you more information on tickets when available. They will be first come, first serve.

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  • Rolando Laviena
    Rolando Laviena Wednesday, 03 June 2015

    saludos yo llego el 24 de junio en horas de la noche donde debo presentarme y a que hora.

  • Rolando Laviena
    Rolando Laviena Wednesday, 03 June 2015

    soy de la delegacion de Policias de Puerto Rico y estaremos llegando el de junio en horas de l noche al DC

  • Jim Linde
    Jim Linde Tuesday, 09 June 2015

    I just received an email asking me to confirm participation in the pistol competition, not one so i can sign up for my volunteer shifts.

  • Jim Linde
    Jim Linde Thursday, 11 June 2015

    Are the emails going out?

  • Craig Luecke
    Craig Luecke Thursday, 11 June 2015

    Which emails Jim?

  • Jim Linde
    Jim Linde Friday, 12 June 2015

    I have been reading an email with the link to accept your assignment, set up a new iD and sign up for openings.

  • Jody Carlson
    Jody Carlson Friday, 12 June 2015

    Still no email for me. I hesitate to make other plans in case I'll get that elusive assignment, but if all positions are filled I'd rather know now so I can make other plans.

  • dennis tharp
    dennis tharp Monday, 15 June 2015

    Where is there a link for the self-scheduling? As the event opens June 26, and today is June 15 - it'd be GREAT to know if I've been selected as a volunteer.

  • Lech Switalski
    Lech Switalski Wednesday, 17 June 2015

    I got a message about taking an orientation course. How to do it? I logged in, and there is plenty of advertising, but no information on how to do it.

  • Fred Abbey
    Fred Abbey Wednesday, 17 June 2015

    has anyone received confirmation to their volunteer roles and how to do scheduling? It's the 17th and have not received anything.

  • Mary Jane Fish
    Mary Jane Fish Friday, 19 June 2015

    I finished the training and got my certificate of completion but not the second form to be filled out. How do I get that?

  • Janice Jones
    Janice Jones Friday, 19 June 2015

    I received my assignment. Selected the one's that I wanted and declined others.

  • Janice Jones
    Janice Jones Friday, 19 June 2015

    Confused? Are we still required to do the online orientation or just download the orientation and read it?

  • Jose Pineda
    Jose Pineda Saturday, 20 June 2015

    I did my online orientation but now I can fine my certificate.

  • Laurie Levine
    Laurie Levine Monday, 22 June 2015

    Is it too late to volunteer?
    please advise.

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