Volunteer to help local seniors Live Healthy Longer

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NVSO on Iheart July 2018
2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Chairman Andre Francis, center, is shown in this photo with RSVP Northern Virginia Program Manager Janet Davison, right, and Emily Swenson, Volunteer Fairfax,  Chief Operating Officer, during a radio program taping at iHeart Studios in Rockville, Md. RSVP – Northern Virginia and its partner NVSO are seeking volunteers to be part of the planning for the 2019 games to be held in September. The NVSO is a volunteer-driven organization.

Have fun and make a different with the Senior Games

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is the largest annual  competition in Northern Virginia for those 50+. The NVSO is a volunteer-driven  nonprofit. Volunteering with the NVSO is a healthy and social and a great way to give back to your community. RSVP-Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington, is the official volunteer partner of the NVSO.

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 register for this free info session during which  you can hear current NVSO board members talk about the benefits of volunteering with the NVSO, please email Carly Hubicki  with RSVP at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org

Are you in between jobs and looking to develop some new skills that might help you get back into the workforce? Being on the NVSO board is a great  opportunity. Most of the opportunities listed below  will allow you to develop some very portable talents  that are in great demand.

For more information on any of the volunteer opportunities at the NVSO, please contact either Rob Paine at RSVP -Northern Virginia at rpaine@volunteerfairfax.org or RSVP volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or you can call Carly at 703-403-5360.

nvso long jump adRegistrar’s Assistant – 30-40% of NVSO registrations are completed on paper. This volunteer will help process those registrations. Most of the work for this position takes place between June and mid-September. This volunteer will report to and be supported by the NVSO head registrar. This position also requires attending most monthly NVSO board meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 1 – 3 p.m. at University Mall near GMU.

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Social Media Director – This volunteer will provide and post content to the NVSO’s social media sites. Attending at least 6 of NVSO’s monthly board meetings that take place at 1 pm on the second Tuesday of each month is recommended. This volunteer will report to and be supported by the NVSO marketing manager.

image006 2Graphic Designer – This volunteer will create flyers, posters, t-shirts and slide shows that will help promote the NVSO brand. They will also prepare the registration brochure (from early April through May). This volunteer will report to and be supported by the NVSO marketing manager. This position also requires attending most monthly NVSO board meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 1 – 3 p.m. at University Mall near GMU.

Public Relations Specialist – This volunteer will write and distribute press releases and stories promoting the NVSO. This volunteer will report to and be supported by the NVSO marketing manager and advertising manager.  This position also requires attending most monthly NVSO board meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 1 – 3 p.m. at University Mall near GMU. This volunteer will probably need to write and send out about 15 releases between May 1 and Labor Day and will have access to the complete 2018 NVSO photo library. Ideally, this volunteer will interview 3-4 NVSO competitors from last year for stories. Also, they will be the official “go-between” media and NVSO.

Writer for Website, social media and other public relations vehicles -Do you enjoy writing, meeting new people and promoting events?  The NVSO generates several stories and news releases each year that not only publicize our events but also allow local reader to meet the fascinating people who take part in the senior games. This volunteer can work remotely or with others and this opportunity may require some travel. Attending board meetings optional.

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Head Event Director – This volunteer will recruit and confirm event directors, schedule events, and procure venues for about 70 events (requires persistence and tracking of progress from February through August). This position also requires attending most monthly NVSO board meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 1 – 3 p.m. at University Mall near GMU.

Event Directors – year the NVSO holds dozens of different games spread across Northern  Virginia. We depend  on event coordinators to make sure everyone gets to where they are needed and each event runs smoothly.

Volunteer Photographers – The NVSO depends on volunteer photographers throughout the year. While most of the photo work takes place in September, the NVSO also uses volunteer photographers at promotional events and to help illustrate stories on our competitors being submitted to local papers and websites.

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