Venture into Volunteering 2019 a Success

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Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s very successful  Venture into Volunteering Fair at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly.

Story and photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia.

The RSVP-Northern Virginia team enjoyed meeting everyone who visited our booth and chatted with RSVP and other  Volunteer Fairfax  staff including  Volunteer Fairfax Chief Executive  Steve Mutty, RSVP program manager Brandi Morris, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist Rob Paine, Volunteer Fairfax Coordinator for Administrative Services, Membership and Agency Relations Mayjean Deem van der Werf  and several our volunteer engagement leaders.

RWP_5669This regional event held to promote volunteerism included hundreds of attendees and about 100 different nonprofits and government agencies all seeking  volunteers.

We hope you  enjoy the photo gallery below! 

The fair also featured a blood donation event  held by the RSVP partner The American Red Cross National Capital Region and a food packing service project held in conjunction with Food For Others.

The fair was sponsored by AARP Virginia, Chesterbrook Residences, The Dulles Expo Center and Rick Garza Consulting,  in addition to support from Fairfax County’s Volunteer Solutions, Volunteer Fairfax, The Fairfax County Park Authority, Volunteer Fairfax, Fairfax 50+, The Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Loudoun Cares.


If you missed meeting us at the fair and would like to learn more about volunteering with the  RSVP, please sign up for our next seminar on “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement” being held Thursday, Oct. 17 in Fairfax City.

Click here reach a sign up link  for the Oct. 17 seminar or you can call  RSVP at 703-403-5360 to sign up.

The one hour free event will be held at the City of Fairfax  Regional Library in downtown Fairfax city.  Ample free parking is available. We look forward to seeing you there!


RSVP Program Manager Brandi Morris, right, with some of our volunteer engagement leaders who took part in the fair yesterday.  Thank you to everyone who helped out!

Food For Others  and The American Red Cross were  just one of the many RSVP workstation partners who had booths at the event. See the gallery below to find out about all the partners (and other outstanding groups) who were there, including The Fairfax County Park Authority, New Hope Housing, JA Finance Park, Britepaths, Capital Caring,  GrandInvolve, several of our Shepherd’s Centers partners, Facets and Insight Memory Care, just to name a few!


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 volunteer opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local food pantries, supporting local parks and teaching financial literacy.

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

RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.

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