RSVP & Giant teaming up in Arlington, March 26

Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia  RSVP-Northern Virginia is partnering with the Giant at Penrose Square in Arlington, to present a free nutrition seminar for seniors, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The store is located at 2501 9th Road South, Arlington, VA, 22204. Free parking is available.   RSVP (Retired and Senior

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Volunteering in March at JA Finance Park

March offers many opportunities for RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers to support the great work being done at Finance Park in Fairfax. Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, has just released its list of volunteer openings for March at Finance Park, conveniently located in Central Fairfax. If you have

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RSVP-OLLI volunteer photographers shine on MLK Day

Our RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer photography corps swung into action again  on the Martin Luther King Jr., National Day of Service. Our volunteer photographers (consisting mostly of RSVP volunteers who are members of the photo club at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University)  did another fantastic job of documenting volunteers making a difference at

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RSVP Partner Close-Up : Cornerstones

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia “The reason I love RSVP volunteers is because you guys have the work ethic and you have the life experience and the understanding; you know that everything is not black and white, there is a lot of grey. You bring that welcomed experience and knowledge from not

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RSVP’ers learn about healthy shopping (and eating) during free training at Giant Food in Fairfax

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank Giant in-store registered nutritionist Marissa Donovan, MS, RD, LDN, for the informative seminar she lead earlier this month at the University Mall Giant on Braddock Road in Fairfax for RSVP volunteers. More than a dozen current and prospective RSVP volunteers took

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RSVP and NVSO Volunteer Info Session

RSVP-Northern Virginia, and  The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics would like to thank everyone  who took part in our joint volunteer info session, this morning at Oak Marr RECenter. More than 20 people took part in the event which highlighted volunteer openings at the NVSO,  which will tentatively open its 2019 games, Saturday, Sept. 14. Roger

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RSVP-Northern Virginia and MLK National Day of Service 2019

Thank you to all the wonderful RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers who helped make events taking place in and around Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service a big success. As RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, our volunteers and staff were mobilized to MLK Day weekend projects

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Are you “Living Healthy Longer”?

RSVP-Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will hold a joint volunteer info session, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m., at the Oak Marr RECenter in Oakton, to recruit volunteers for the 2019 senior games planning committee. To sign up for the Jan. 29th orientation, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or

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Spread the Valentine’s Love with RSVP-Northern Virginia

RSVP teaming up with Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church to spread love to local seniors for Valentine’s Day RSVP Northern Virginia  is excited to announce the date for its 2nd annual Valentine’s Day Meet & Greet, titled “Spread the Love with RSVP,” which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church. Check out

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Nominations Sought for Fairfax RSVP- Northern Virginia Volunteer of the Year

It’s awards season! From the Golden Globes to the Oscars, outstanding artists are being recognized for their great work. Locally, RSVP-Northern Virginia sponsors’ Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria recognize those who excel in the art of making a difference: our volunteers. This week Volunteer Fairfax opened nominations for the 2019 Fairfax County Volunteer

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RSVP-Northern Virginia featured on Ingrid’s World

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank Ingrid Parris-Hicklin for featuring RSVP on the latest episode of Ingrid’s World that aired earlier this month. The show is recorded at the studios of Fairfax Public Access in Merrifield, Va.  The episode  featuring RSVP can be viewed here. In the 12 minute segment, Ingrid chats with RSVP-Northern Virginia

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Start the New Year by reading the January 2019 RSVP newsletter

Welcome to 2019! The team at RSVP-Northern Virginia is excited to start the new year and we have several great events scheduled for you to enjoy.  There is no better way to stay up to date on everything RSVP than checking out our  January 2019 newsletter.  Whether you are a long time RSVP’er, new to the

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RSVP to hold info session Jan. 10, in Fairfax

RSVP-Northern Virginia will hold a seminar on volunteering in retirement, Thursday, Jan 10, at 3:30 p.m., at University Mall in Fairfax. The one-hour event is free and open to the public. RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), the region’s largest volunteer network for people 55-years-old and better, provides personalized support to seniors who are seeking

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Help students learn the art of managing money at JA Finance Park in Fairfax

Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, needs more volunteers at Finance Park, conveniently located in Central Fairfax. If you have not been to Finance Park, prepared to be wowed. The total time commitment is 5 hours, including a 1-hour training the morning of your scheduled volunteer day. You

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Spread the Love with RSVP-Northern Virginia, Feb. 12

Please save the date of Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, as RSVP-Northern Virginia has another of its great Valentine’s Day celebrations in the works.  More details coming later this  week. Stay tuned…. In the meantime visit http://www.rsvpnova.org to catch up on some of our latest offerings. RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer  Arlington

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RSVP Volunteer Photographers’ work on display at Oak Marr RECenter, site of joint RSVP/NVSO Volunteer info session, Jan. 29

RSVP-Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will hold a joint volunteer info session, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m., at the Oak Marr RECenter in Oakton. Story  by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), the region’s largest volunteer network for people 55-years-old and better, is the official volunteer partner

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Thank you RSVP Engagement Leaders!

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia Monday night RSVP staff and our volunteer  engagement  leaders  gathered in Fairfax City to  celebrate the great accomplishments achieved by our  RSVP volunteer engagement team over the past year. Happy Holidays from RSVP Northern Virginia! RSVP engagement leaders fill many roles from managing volunteers at larger events

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RSVP Holiday Volunteer Guide Podcast

Have you heard the newest RSVP NOVA podcast featuring the 2018 RSVP Holiday Volunteering Guide ? The holiday season is a great time for giving back and RSVP Northern Virginia’s Holiday Volunteering Guide is a great tool to help you find meaningful volunteer opportunities. This short podcast  found here  features RSVP volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki

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The RSVP 2018-19 Holiday Guide is Here!

Thanks to RSVP Northern Virginia you can easily choose from dozens of holiday volunteer opportunities available through our partner agencies and nonprofits conveniently located throughout Northern Virginia by reading the 2018-19 Holiday Volunteering Guide Whether it is making sure children in need have holiday gifts and food in Alexandria or if it’s helping out a carriage

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March RSVP Monthly Group Service Project : Food For Others, 03272019

RSVP-Northern Virginia will be partnering with Food for Others for our March group service project. We are in need of volunteers to help with organizing their food warehouse and packing food boxes. Despite living in one of the most prosperous regions in the country, there is great need. According to Food For Others, every day

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Volunteering to do “something that matters”

Yvonne Evans always knew she would do something after retiring from her career as a civil servant. “Something that matters,” she says. She did not want to start working again right away, so she searched the Internet for volunteer opportunities. “Something about RSVP resonated with me,” the Springfield resident says. “It was the 55 or

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Bingo in Falls Church with RSVP

Thank you to all of our volunteers who spread cheer earlier today at the Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center in Falls Church with our volunteer specialist  Carly Hubicki.  Our volunteers helped with today’s Bingo at the center and met with residents. Thank you to everyone who took part. Our photo above was taken by

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RSVP Volunteers Spread the Love in Falls Church

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia Love was in the air today at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church as close to 50 volunteers made almost 400 Valentine’s Day cards and care packages for local seniors during RSVP-Northern Virginia’s second annual Valentine’s Meet and Greet. The RSVP team would like to thank all of

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