Volunteer Opportunities in Northern Virginia for RSVP’ers in July

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Image 268Welcome to  July!  RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together a variety of volunteer opportunities  for July and for early August provided by our partners and friends. Most are one time events that we hope you will find convenient  and fun!

Not a member of RSVP-Northern Virginia yet? If you are 55 or better, please visit www.rsvpnova.org where you will find a schedule of our upcoming free volunteer info sessions located directly under two RSVP videos. Click on the date you like and you will be redirected  to a sign up page. Our next info session is July 16 in Fairfax.

Volunteering with RSVP is healthy, social and fun!

July 6, Volunteers needed for RSVP July Group Service Project in Falls Church

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Screen Shot 2019-06-27 at 4.27.54 PMMs. Senior America will be holding a regional Queens Gala Coronation, Saturday, July 6, at the James Lee Center in Falls Church. Those honored typically do a great day of volunteer work in the community each year, including taking part at the open ceremony of the  Northern Virginia Senior Olympics which this year is scheduled for Sept. 14 in Arlington. For complete information and to also sign up for this fun event, please click here July RSVP Group Service Project

July 19, Volunteers needed for full-scale emergency exercise in Burke


Want to see public health emergency response in action and help your community? Volunteer to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.

To view a Fairfax County video on this event please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ys-j2xKZo

Fairfax County Health Department is calling for volunteers on July 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to travel through a simulated medication dispensing site at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke, Va. Although no actual medications will be handed out, public health staff and volunteers will go through the same procedures and protocols that they would use to dispense medications in a real disaster

Click Here to Volunteer.

Arlington Cares- A Celebration of Volunteerism
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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This free event recognizes the 2019 award winners as well as community volunteers who have served 100 hours or more within the past year. Additionally, local nonprofit and county partners will be present to discuss their mission and volunteer opportunities.

Register for this FREE event today by clicking here.

There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. 
Deadline to register is Thursday, July 19.   
If you would like to volunteer in support of this event, please contact Brandi at RSVP at 703-403-5360.

Volunteer Alexandria seeking help for Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair, July 27


Could you help for a few hours on Saturday, July 27th? Shifts are available between 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

As you may know, every year, Volunteer Alexandria  hosts an arts fair  and it is looking for volunteers to make the event run smoothly.

Volunteers will assist us and the vendors with set up, sell beverages and check ID, monitor the grounds, manage the boat painting project, provide information about us, be runners, make sure no trash can and recycle bins are overflowing and clean up. Register online.

Girls on the Run of NOVA needs Role Models like you! Coach a GOTR team in your neighborhood this Fall!

Girls on the Run of NOVA (GOTR NOVA) inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Coaches are trained to lead small teams through our easy-to-follow research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k event.

Coaches are required to commit to 2-3 hours per week for the 10 week season, with additional time required for Coach Training and the GOTR 5K race. GOTR’s Fall 2019 Season starts the week of September 23rd and ends on November 24th.

To apply as a Fall 2019 Girls on the Run of NOVA coach, go to https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/new-coach-application-fall-19.

Learn more about GOTR NOVA at gotrnova.org or email Meagan at mperkins@gotrnova.org.

Capital Caring seeking volunteers for Tuck-In Call Program

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Capital Caring is in need of volunteers who would like to call patients or caregivers as part of our Tuck-In Call program. This is calling and asking if they have enough supplies, answering questions and lending some verbal support.

It is every Wednesday and Thursday, they can choose one day if they wish from about 10:00 to 2:00, depending on when the calls are completed.

If interested please contact   Ilene Thorman, Volunteer Services Coordinator at703-712-4870 or email ithorman@capitalcaring.org


CRi is seeking volunteers who know American Sign Language

CRi is seeking an American Sign Language teacher to help teach our support staff basis sign language to help them communicate with our residents.

Additionally, CRi has a one time volunteer need of some who speaks ASL who could join us for a volunteer recognition luncheon hosted by the Lions Club in Arlington. (lunch will be included).

Those interested should contact jdavison@mycri.org

Cornerstones Reston-Herndon needs volunteers to support  Summer Excite Program

Interested in helping out with our Summer Excite Program? It runs from June 24th from August 16th. At the moment these sites in Reston are requesting volunteers at these times:

Crescent- Monday & Wednesday 10am – 4pm

Cedar Ridge- Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm

Westglade/ Stonegate – Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 4pm

We ask volunteers to pick a day they would like to help out with for as long as they are able, but volunteers who want to volunteer for more days are welcomed to do so!

Volunteers for the Summer Excite Program help to provide more individual attention to the children in our youth program. The theme this year is “STEAMing around the World” where youth will be focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math with an emphasis on geography.

To register to volunteer please contact  Morgan Grant at morgan.grant@cornerstonesva.org

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia looking for a Farsi-speaking volunteer

LCNV has a big need for a Farsi-speaking volunteer to assist an adult student in our Level 1 English class in Annandale.

The class meets at the Korean Community Service Center (7700 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003) on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-3pm from now through July 24. Interested in helping, please contact Amy at ATristan@lcnv.org

Looking Ahead to August…. RSVP will be holding its August Group Service indoors at FACETS in Fairfax, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10. (details below)

You can sign up now by calling 703-403-5360 or sign up online by clicking Aug. 10 sign-up.  Volunteers will pack backpacks for local students so they have everything they need to have a successful school year. 

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