Welcome to the RSVP Holiday Volunteering Guide

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The RSVP-Northern Virginia team is happy to present it’s 2019 Holiday Volunteering Guide!

Each holiday season RSVP-Northern Virginia assembles a special offering of holiday season volunteer experiences for its hundreds of volunteers that take place across the region from Alexandria to Reston. We hope you will find an opportunity that will suite your interests and schedule. 

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself this holiday season is to volunteer to help someone in need.  Most, if not all of our RSVP volunteers, say they get more out of volunteering than the people they are helping.

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To download a PDF of the complete holiday guide, please click 2019 RSVP Holiday Volunteering

If you need more information or have any questions, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist Shannon White at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org

 

Below is just a sampling of some of the opportunities included in this year’s guide!

Take part in RSVP’s November Group Service Project : Assemble Holiday food baskets with Cornerstones

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Help make Thanksgiving a bountiful season for all

For many in our community, enjoying a holiday dinner is not a given. Take part in this fun group service project on Saturday, Nov. 23, in Reston and help RSVP partner Cornerstones sort food for holiday baskets that will be  distributed to its clients.
When: Saturday, November 23
9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
Where St. John Neumann Church
11900 Lawyers Road
Reston, VA 20191
Sign up now online  by clicking   November Group Service Project or call  RSVP Volunteer Specialist Shannon White at 703-403-5360

 

Meet the RSVP staff by visiting About RSVP

Register to volunteer during the holidays

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Come help RSVP and Volunteers for Change (also a program of Volunteer Fairfax) by hosting carriage and train rides at Reston Town Center during the upcoming  holiday season! Help us manage the lines, collect donations, educate people about RSVP & Volunteer Fairfax and have a little holiday fun in the process! Parking is FREE!! There are two different dates/activities available: 

 

Register to volunteer now for this event by visiting  Reston Holiday Event

Friday, November 29, 2019 from 6- 10 pm Carriage Rides at Reston Town Center: Volunteers will manage the lines, collect donations, educate people about RSVP & Volunteer Fairfax and have a little holiday fun!

Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 11:30 – 4 pm Train Rides at Reston Town Center:  Volunteers will manage the lines, collect donations, educate people about RSVP & Volunteer Fairfax and have a little holiday fun!

Image 376For additional holiday volunteer opportunities, please download our annual RSVP Holiday Volunteering Guide by clicking 2019 RSVP Holiday Volunteering

If you need more information or have any questions, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist Shannon White at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org

 

imageHoliday Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria

The holidays are a great time for volunteering, but sometimes it is difficult to find an opportunity, since so many want to give back during the holiday season. If you see an opportunity that interests you, click on the name of the opportunity to “sign up” or “express interest”! The organisation will  contact you with more information.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Nov. 13 – Dec. 16 – Annual Community Toy Drive

Every Saturday through March 2020: Serve a Hot Meal.

Saturday, November 23 – Family Volunter Day benefitting families that receive toys from the Annual Community Toy Drive.

Through Dec 25: Share the Spirit of the Season with patients in hospitals, nursing homes & long term care facilities.

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 14-15: Holiday Family Concert.

Monday – Wednesday, Dec. 15 – 18: DCHS Holiday Sharing Family Gift Distribution.

Friday, Dec. 20 – Community Toy Drive Sorting and Counting.

Saturday, Dec. 21 – Community Toy Distribution.

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More about RSVP-Northern Virginia 

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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 Shannon at 703-403-5360.  RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.

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