Register today for one of RSVP’s October 26th VolunteerFest Group Service Projects

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Volfest19October is in the air at RSVP-Northern Virginia and that means Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest is just around the corner.

This year, RSVP is hosting not just one, but two VolunteerFest projects with two of our fantastic partners United Community and CRi. Both will be hosting separate  VolunteerFest projects on Saturday, Oct. 26.  If you are ready to sign up for these one of these meaningful and fun projects that begin in the morning on this important Saturday,  click on one of the links below.

For those volunteers who may not be able to fit the entire five hours of our CRi project into their schedules, we now have some “bite” size shifts for the same project. Sign up now at RSVP CRi VolunteerFest Shifts.

Want more info?  Please keep reading below the QuickClick sign up links…

RSVP QuickClick sign up links for RSVP’s VolunteerFest 2019 projects

Sign up for RSVP VolunteerFest Project, Oct.  26, at United Community

Sign up for RSVP VolunteerFEST Project, Oct 26, for CRi in Arlington 

Would you like to share a PDF of our RSVP VolunteerFest flyer? Click here

What is VolunteerFest?

VolunteerFest, a project of Volunteer Fairfax,  takes place on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th.  VolunteerFest is a region-wide day of community service. Your help is needed to make a difference in your community.

Now in its 24th year, volunteers have donated tens of thousands of hours through VolunteerFest, helping to make our community a vibrant place to live, work, and play.  VolunteerFest mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits accomplish tasks that they would not have the time or resources to do on their own.

Wouldn’t you like to make a difference and make new friends at the same time?

Below are descriptions of the projects we are offering on Oct. 26th!

Every volunteer who takes part in either of these events will receive a free VolunteerFest 2019 tee-shirt.

Mobile Market Fresh Produce Distribution at United Community

When: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m

Where : United Community, 7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306

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Volunteers will be helping United Community with its monthly Mobile Market Fresh Produce Distribution. Volunteers will be stocking, organizing, and distributing fruit and vegetables as well as helping United Community clients “shop.” RSVP has offered this event for several years and it is one of its most popular projects. 

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More about United Community

Since 1969, United Community has served our community by empowering adults, children, and families to transform their lives. Founded by several faith-based groups and a handful of dedicated volunteers, the organization evolved from a small grassroots effort to now the only comprehensive human services nonprofit agency in southeastern Fairfax County serving more than 9,000 disadvantaged individuals annually.

Volunteers sort produce at United Community during the RSVP VolunteerFest project in 2018. (Photo by Carly Hubicki)

 CRi Harvest Festival

When : October 26, 2019, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Where :  Arlington Central Library , 1015 North Quincy Street
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium, Arlington, VA 22201

To register for the CRi VolunteerFest project, please visit CRi Sign up

image001CRi , Choice. Respect. independence. is hosting a Harvest Festival this year as the culmination of  its Farmers Market program. The Harvest Festival is held to congratulate the residents for their hard work caring for their gardens and selling their produce and baked goods. Come celebrate the end of the harvest with good food, great company, and fantastic games.

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Volunteers will set up and take down decorations and run games, serve food, welcome guests and provide companionship for residents.

More about CRi

CRi, Choice. Respect. independence. (formally Community Residences), is a community-based organization with a focused effort on providing people with developmental disabilities and/or mental health needs the resources, supports and services they need to live their lives with purpose, actively engaged in communities of their choosing.

To see the complete line-up of VolunteerFest 2019 projects for the entire family, please visit

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.

To sign up for an upcoming RSVP “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” seminars, please visit to register online or call RSVP at 703-403-5360 today!

Volunteering with RSVP is healthy, social and fun!

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

Would you like to read more about RSVP, visit our media page at RSVP in the news 

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