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.
This 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!
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 www.rsvpnova.org.
RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.