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8095 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031


Inova Fair Oaks Hospital volunteers are often the first hospital representatives with whom a family member speaks. Whether giving directions, answering the phone or offering support to patients and team members, volunteers help us provide the highest quality, compassionate care to the diverse communities we serve.

Our volunteers are also vital to the operation of the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Thrift Shop, which sells lightly used clothing and household items. Monies that are made in our thrift shop, gift shop and fundraisers are given back to the hospital to assist in the purchase of necessities for hospital operations. All proceeds from sales and events held by the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Auxiliary along with the proceeds from their gift shop and thrift store operations are used to purchase equipment and to support ongoing hospital projects. In 2018, the Auxiliary donated more than $669,000. In spring 2019, they generously donated $567,817.78 for a 3-D mammography machine to the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Radiology Department.

Volunteer Activities Include:

  • Support operations of: registration, Surgical Services, administrative projects, and flower and gift delivery
  • Welcome patients having outpatient surgery; facilitate their registration and discharge, keep friends and family informed
  • Gift Shop and Thrift Shop – Tasks include interacting with patients, staff and visitors selling; assisting staff with stocking and other retail functions; and helping keep shop, stockrooms and inventory clean and orderly.
  • Greeting and escorting patients and loved ones to their destinations
  • Provide administrative support to various hospital departments
  • Participate in special social events and fundraising activities

In addition to the pleasure of knowing they are helping others, volunteers enjoy these additional benefits:

  • Discounts in the cafeteria, gift shops and health and wellness programs
  • Free parking
  • Free annual flu shots
  • Recognition events