Meet RSVP’s new Volunteer Specialist

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RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to introduce its new volunteer specialist, Shannon White of Alexandria.

“We are excited to have Shannon on our team,” said RSVP Program Manager Brandi Morris. “She not only has a wealth of experience in volunteer recruitment and management, she also has a deep understanding of the community’s needs and the critical role volunteers play in meeting those needs.”

Shannon, a native of Alexandria, is a graduate of Thomas Edison High School in Franconia. She still resides in the Alexandria  Area. Shannon says she enjoys staying involved in the community and volunteering when she can.

IMG_4273Before joining RSVP, Shannon was the volunteer coordinator for United Community, (formerly United Community Ministries), a nonprofit partner of RSVP that serves the community by “empowering adults, children, and families to transform their lives.”

In addition to her work in nonprofits, Shannon was a special education instructional assistant with Fairfax County Public Schools and has worked in youth programming for Fairfax County. 

“I love the personal approach RSVP takes to support its members,” Shannon says.  “I enjoy getting to know our volunteers and having the opportunity to help them reach their volunteer goals, find new passions and feel a sense of purpose.”

Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Longwood University in Farmville, Va. She plans to return to school to pursue her master’s degree.

Shannon says she enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, especially her active little boy, 5-year-old Bennett.

Welcome Shannon!

Shannon can be reached at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org or by calling 703-403-5360.

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.

DJF_0037RSVP 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 www.rsvpnova.org to register online or call RSVP at 703-403-5360 today!

Volunteering with RSVP is healthy, social and fun

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

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