Volunteers are needed for the CarFit program which helps “fit” a vehicle to older adults to enhance comfort and improve safety.
Volunteers use a 12-point checklist to assess the driver’s positioning on the gas and brake pedals, mirrors, seat, head rests and more. Volunteers must be licensed drivers, have good time management skills and be able to stoop down.
A four-hour mandatory training will be held on September 6, and then the CarFit events will take place midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for 2 hours at various locations around Fairfax County.
To learn more or if you have any questions, contact Carol Wright at Carol.Wright@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5406. You can sign up to volunteer by clicking here.
More about RSVP Northern Virginia
RSVP Northern Virginia, the largest volunteer group for seniors and retirees in the region, offers more than 200 meaningful opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local veterans, and helping prepare communities for disasters. RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.
RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings.
To sign up for an upcoming free RSVP seminar on senior volunteering please email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360. To learn more about RSVP, please visit www.rsvpnova.org. RSVP Northern Virginia is program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria.