Volunteer Opportunities in Northern Virginia for RSVP’ers in August 2019 and beyond

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August .jpgBy Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist Welcome to  August !  RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities for  August and a little beyond  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  to find a schedule of our upcoming free volunteer info sessions. Click on the date here that  you like and you will be redirected  to a sign up page. We have scheduled two info sessions for August : Wednesday,  Aug. 14 in Alexandria and Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Fairfax. 

August 10 , Volunteers needed for RSVP-Northern VA August Group Service Project in in Fairfax

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FACETSlogo_highresThere are still openings left for our August Group Service Project at FACETS headquarters in Fairfax City.

(If  our Aug. 10th event is not convenient or if the project is filled, look below for other similar opportunities with United Community)

You can sign up now by calling Brandi at  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. 

Volunteers also  needed for United Community back to school projects in Alexandria Area of Fairfax

imageIf  our Aug. 10th event is not convenient or if you find that project is filled, United Community, (Formerly United Community Ministries-Alexandria) also has several back to school  projects to choose from at its offices off Route 1 near Alexandria.

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities at United Community  :

As part of its  Back to School Drive. United Community need volunteers to help stuff the backpacks the following dates and times:

Monday, August 12 from 10 am-12 pm, then 1 pm-4 pm

Tuesday, August 13 from 10 am-12 pm, then 1 pm-4 pm

Wednesday, August 14 from 10 am- 12 pm (no pm shift)

For more information or to sign up  for all or any of these shifts, please contact Shannon White, Volunteer & Development Administrative Coordinator at United Community 
at 571.255.8993 or email Shannon at  shannon.white@ucmagency.or

Volunteers will also be needed at United Community on the weekend of  Friday, August 16 – Sunday August 18 at the following times to distribute the packed book bags

8/16 & 8/17: 9 am to 12 noon & 1 pm to 5 pm

8/18: 10 am to 12 noon & 1 pm to 4 pm

August  6 : APAH seeking volunteers for its Job Fair

apah-logoAPAH’s resident services team is looking for a group of volunteers to assist with execution of a job fair being hosted by APAH and open to the community. Volunteers will be asked to serve in the following ways:

Set up, participant check in, employer assistance, snack service, childcare, general logistics help and clean up.

If you are willing to help with childcare, please specify this service.

What: APAH Job Fair (open to APAH residents and the community at large)

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Shift: 9am-1pm

Where: The Springs Apartments, 555 N Thomas St. Arlington VA

To sign up contact Julie Booth at jbooth@apah.org

CRi is seeking a “Director of First Impressions”

image001CRi is seeking a volunteer to be its Director of First Impressions at its headquarters in Chantilly.  This volunteer who will staff CRi’s front desk is needed Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – Anytime between 10am and 4pm.

Those interested should contact Janet Davison at  jdavison@mycri.org

Looking Ahead to September ….  Volunteer at the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics and Prepare to Be Inspired!

RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to again be the official volunteer provider of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

This year’s NVSO held at more than two-dozen venues across Northern Virginia will depend on more than 125 volunteers to be a success. The games kick off Saturday, Sept. 14 and wrap up two weeks later, Sept. 28.

For complete information on NVSO2019  and the easy to follow sign up link please visit our special NVSO page on the RSVP website at RSVP NVSO2019  Please remember, volunteering with the NVSO is a family affair. Volunteers as young as 16 can sign up to help at the games. You can also contact our volunteer specialist Brandi Morris at 703-403-5360 to learn more and sign up.

All volunteers 50 or better can also compete in the games. Registration for competitors ends on Aug. 31. To sign up to compete please visit http://www.nvso.us

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

girls on the run cropped.pngGirls 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

More about RSVP-Northern Virginia 


RSVP-Northern Virginia, the largest volunteer group for seniors and retirees in the region,  offers more than 300 meaningful, fun and social  opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local food pantries, supporting local parks and teaching financial literacy.

RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including the annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics taking place Sept. 14-28. Several of RSVP’s nonprofit partners offer opportunities in the Alexandria Area including New Hope Housing, Green Spring Gardens, United Community (Formerly UCM Alexandria) and Huntley Meadow Park.

RSVP volunteers have more than 300 opportunities to choose from including supporting the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics each September.
RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are also invited to monthly volunteer group service projects, free training and enrichment classes and social gatherings.

To learn more about RSVP, please visit http://www.rsvpnova.org or call Brandi at 703-403-5360.  RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.


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