Help Those Struggling to Cope with DIY Stress Relief Kits: Project of PRS

PRS is dedicated to providing behavioral health, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. Formally known as The Social Center, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, PRS has been working since 1963 to help individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and anyone who faces life crises to achieve safety, personal wellness,

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Event on Nov 19-21 in Reston through Cornerstones

Outdoor, limited Contact, social distance, masks required. Cornerstones has been a pillar in the DMV for nearly 50 years. Families living in this region, with its notoriously high cost of living, can struggle to overcome tough economic times. Through services like Housing Food Financial assistance Child and youth services Community and family strengthening Community resource

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World Kindness Day: Friday, November 13th, 2020

Originally launched as an international holiday in 1998, World Kindness Day is here to remind us that compassion is what binds everyone together. Take a moment today to promote good deeds and pledge acts of kindness. Take a picture and/or send a note to RSVP-Northern Virginia’s Marketing and Outreach Specialist, Vida Mikalcius, at vmikalcius@volunteerfairfax.org, showcasing

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Food Distribution Event on Nov 19-20 in Reston through Cornerstones

Outdoor, limited Contact, social distance, masks required. Cornerstones has been a pillar in the DMV for nearly 50 years. Families living in this region, with its notoriously high cost of living, can struggle to overcome tough economic times. Through services like Housing Food Financial assistance Child and youth services Community and family strengthening Community resource

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Virtual Opportunity: Tutor Kids from Fairfax County Online with GrandInvolve

Online informational/orientation session: Tuesday, November 17, 10:00-11:00 am Do you have a genuine concern for young people? Are you dependable and willing to make a consistent time commitment? Would someone call you a good listener? Is your demeanor friendly, supportive, encouraging? If you answered yes to the above questions, perhaps it’s time to consider becoming

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Virtual & In-Person with Precautions : Shepherd’s Center Serving Annandale/Springfield Seeking Volunteer Transport Drivers, & Committee & Board Members

The Shepherd’s Center has a vision: A World Without Loneliness. To achieve that vision, they work hard to ensure that as members of the community age, they do so with dignity and experience a high quality of life. Services include health advocacy, decluttering advice, food pick-up and delivery, and friendly callers and visitors, including to

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Virtual and/or In-Person with Precautions: Multiple Volunteer Opportunities with Shepherd’s Center Fairfax & Burke

The Shepherd’s Center has a vision: A World Without Loneliness. To achieve that vision, they work hard to ensure that as members of the community age, they do so with dignity and experience a high quality of life. Services include health advocacy, decluttering advice, food pick-up and delivery, and friendly callers and visitors, including to

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Multiple Outdoor Food and Coat Distribution Events with Cornerstones: Pick the date that best suits you!

NOTE: THESE EVENTS ARE FULL. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ADDITIONAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENTS OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 19-20 FOLLOW THIS LINK. Limited Contact, social distance, masks required. Cornerstones has been a pillar in the DMV for nearly 50 years. Families living in this region, with its notoriously high cost of living, can struggle to overcome tough

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Fairfax County Farmers Market Volunteers Needed at 10 different Locations

Outdoor, in-person with social distancing. Masks required. 10 locations throughout Fairfax County. Volunteers especially in need at the Annandale and Mason District Park locations. Are you a local food enthusiast? Do you prefer the outdoors? Want the chance to bring fresh, healthy, local produce to your community? Interested in supporting local farmers and producers. Maybe

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In-Person with Precautions: Volunteer Medical Transport & Companion Drivers with Shepherd’s Center

Location: Shepherd’s Center serving Oakton, Vienna, Reston, and Herndon The Shepherd’s Center has a vision: A World Without Loneliness. To achieve that vision, they work hard to ensure that as members of the community age, they do so with dignity and experience a high quality of life. Services include health advocacy, decluttering advice, food pick-up

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Various Virtual Volunteer Opportunities: From Crafting to Bringing Emotional Support to Veterans & the Terminally Ill

Capital Caring Health provides hospice, palliative care, and counseling services to veterans, the chronically and terminally ill, as well as their families. Through compassionate care, their clients can live lives with dignity while receiving additional support through difficult times. This year has knocked a lot of people of their feet. People who may find themselves

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URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD: American Red Cross

By Vida Mikalcius Due to fewer community-sponsored blood drives, we are at risk of experiencing a local blood shortage. Blood transfusions save lives: from traumatic accidents, to people with cancer, to children fighting leukemia. Like many of us, I have had family members who have received blood transfusions. Once, when someone I loved was involved

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DIY For CRi: Help Combat Loneliness Through Craft

The non-profit organization CRi (Choice. Respect. Independence) has provided resources for people: With developmental disabilities and mental health needs At-risk youth who are homeless, precariously-housed, and/or aging out of foster care Five hundred direct-support staff help 350 residents, many of whom are high-risk. Their daily social activities like going to the store, meeting with their

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Adopt-a-Home: Limited Contact Outdoor In-Person Service Project with Social Distancing

Volunteer to serve people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs with CRi Help Decorate Residents’ homes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, & the Holiday Season! For the past 45 years, CRi (Choice. Respect. Independence) has provided resources to people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, as well as services for at-risk youth who are homeless,

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Long-term Volunteers Needed to Help Vulnerable Children on a 1-on-1 Basis with CASA

Current Virtual opportunity: Disclaimer: this volunteer opportunity is not for the light-hearted. Exceptional need for males and bilingual (Spanish) speakers Fairfax CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) works to help children who have entered the court system find permanent, safe homes. CASA volunteers are average citizens. They are not (but may have once been) social workers

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Limited Contact Volunteer Opportunity: COVID-19 Emergency Warehouse Associate with Volunteer Fairfax

Location: 10700 Page Ave, Fairfax Social Distance Encouraged and Practiced Donations are key in times when resources are limited to those most vulnerable. VET (Volunteer Emergency Team) of Volunteer Fairfax works to mobilize, manage, and disperse donations to the community and partner organization. Sometimes these may be food-based. At other times, coats and blankets are

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Technology Support For Seniors

Free to low-cost internet service for Seniors and low-income individuals Free to low-cost classes for Seniors to develop technological skills It’s no secret that COVID-19 has brought many in-person volunteering experiences to a standstill, especially among RSVP’s 55 and over community. While many older adults have found ways to adapt to the new virtual reality,

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Meals on Wheels in Alexandria on the Lookout for Volunteers

Meals on Wheels in Alexandria Wednesday shift needed On-call volunteers for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is working to foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity. While they provide programs dealing with companionship to education, they are currently looking for volunteers to

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Office Admin Volunteer Needed for Weekday Shifts (afternoon most needed)

Limited Contact No Shared Office Fairfax City Since 1988, the non-profit organization, FACETS has been fighting to alleviate issues coinciding with poverty in Fairfax County. Programs include: Preventing and Ending Homelessness Hot Meals Food Distribution Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program Housing Services Community development FACETS is currently looking for office admin volunteers for weekday shifts

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Multiple Volunteer Opportunities From No Contact, Limited Contact, and In-Person

NVFS- Northern Virginia Family Services In 2019, NVFS served 42,000 residents in the Northern Virginia area by helping individuals attain self-sufficiency through the following programs: Early childhood development Foster care and adoption Health and well-being Homelessness and housing Immigration legal services Mental health Workforce/career development Youth initiatives Of those 42,000 plus people: Approximately 50% were

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Have you read the September 11 RSVP-Northern Virginia Update?

Catch up on what is going on with RSVP-Northern Virginia by reading our September 11 2020 newsletter! Click here: Sept 11, 2020 Newsletter This issue includes: Upcoming Zoom Volunteer Roundtable-“Update on Volunteer Opportunities through RSVP,” September 11th Remembrance, Grandparents Day Celebration, Current Volunteer Opportunities, and MORE! For more on RSVP, please visit http://www.rsvpnova.org RSVP is

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Masks in Summer’s Heat

Well, we’re hitting the dog days of summer – and wearing a mask in this heat and humidity remains the most important way we can keep ourselves safe in public as COVID-19 continues. There are many different kinds of masks, from the KN95 masks hopefully reserved for frontline workers, to homemade cloth masks, and colorful

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Check out the 2020 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award Winners in the July 1 Edition of the RSVP Newsletter!

Volunteer Fairfax has announced the winners for the 2020 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards! RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to highlight the awesome RSVP volunteer nominees and winners for this year’s event in this special VSA Edition of our newsletter! Click here: July 1, 2020 RSVP Newsletter This issue includes: RSVP Volunteer Service Award Winner, Family

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Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

  We are sure many of you have been following the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and have been thinking about how it might affect you as a volunteer. It’s impossible to predict if or how our community will be affected in the coming weeks but please know we want to be prepared and proactive. Volunteer

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RSVP-Northern Virginia seeking volunteer photographers for upcoming events

RSVP-Northern Virginia is seeking several volunteers who would like to share their photography skills  by covering upcoming community events being produced by RSVP and Volunteer Fairfax.  When and Where RSVP’s annual “Thank you Volunteers” luncheon, April 16, in Fairfax When and Where : Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the King of Kings

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*EVENT CANCELLED* RSVP “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” seminar to be held April 14 at South Run

Now that you have graduated from the work force,  do you know how you are going  to spend your time? RSVP-Northern Virginia can help. Register for RSVP-Northern Virginia’s   free “Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  seminar,  Tuesday, April 14, 2020,  at 11:30  a.m., at  South Run RECenter in Springfield.  The one-hour event is free and open to

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RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer opportunities springs eternal in March

By Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist  Welcome To March 2020 RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities and events for March 2020  available through RSVP,  our partners and friends .  Many are one time events that we hope you will find to be  convenient, fun and provide great opportunities to make new

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**EVENT CANCELLED** Help support Vietnam Vets, Volunteer at RSVP’s March Group Service Project

Register for the “Welcome Home Vietnam Vets”  RSVP March Monthly Group Service Project, Monday, March 16, 10 a.m. to noon, Capital Caring Alexandria For complete event info and to sign up please click Welcome Home Vets Group Service Project. Please join us for our monthly group service where we will be helping Capital Caring Health prepare for

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*EVENT CANCELLED* Celebrate Tax Day by helping local students learn financial literacy at JA Finance Park, April 15

Celebrate the federal income tax filing deadline day with RSVP,  April 15, 2020, by volunteering at  JA Finance Park in Central Fairfax to help eighth graders from across Fairfax County learn financial literacy. To register for this fun project visit JA Finance Park Group Service Project.  Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Time: 8:30 am – 1:45 pm Location: 4099

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Have you read the March Golden Gazette?

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services  Adult and Aging Division produces a variety of publications, podcasts and video programs that include helpful and entertaining pieces about positive aging, including the monthly Golden Gazette. What’s in  March 2020 Golden Gazette Find out how Genealogist Paul McFarland searched for his Irish ancestors and found “boundless appreciation”

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