By Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist
RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities and events for December provided by our partners and friends for our RSVP members. Most are one time events that we hope you will find to be convenient, fun and provide great opportunities to make new friends.
Not a member of RSVP-Northern Virginia yet? If you are 55 or better, please visit www.rsvpnova.org to find a schedule of our upcoming free volunteer info sessions including Thursday, Dec. 5, in Fairfax and Tuesday, Dec. 17 in Alexandria.
We need you to help run the Holiday Train at Reston Town Center, Dec. 22
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!! Spaces are filling up quickly so don’t wait to sign up for this fun volunteer event.
Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 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!
Register to volunteer now for this event by visiting Reston Holiday Event
The American Red Cross, a partner of RSVP, has a great one-day volunteer event this weekend (Dec. 14) in Alexandria!
The American Red Cross of the National Capital Region is looking for volunteers to support the Sound the Alarm rally at the Watergate at Landmark Condominiums on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteers will visit condominiums to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and share home fire safety education materials.
- Quick registration link below
- Training provided the day of event
- Great for groups and families
- Youth 13-17 years old can participate in home visits but must be accompanied by at least one background-checked adult and their parent/legal guardian or an affiliated adult (such as a Boy/Girl Scout troop leader, faith leader, Red Cross Club Coordinator, teacher, adult sibling, etc.) with permission from the youth’s parent/legal guardian. Parents, legal guardians or the affiliated adult are responsible for their youth
Please ask your family, friends and colleagues to volunteer and register as this event is open to everyone. You MUST register to volunteer for this event. Please visit home fire safety event sign up to complete your volunteer registration and to see location details:
This is an indoor event so dress appropriately. Please wear comfortable shoes and all coats can be left in our meeting room. Breakfast, snacks and water will be provided.
A few hours of your time can make a life-saving difference to families facing a home fire emergency.
For additional information, please contact Pikkwan Boston, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, The American Red Cross, National Capital Region at Pikkwan.Boston2@redcross.org
Holiday Caroling at Insight Memory Care in Fairfax
Help spread holiday cheer with RSVP at Insight Memory Care Center, Dec. 18 : Sing your hearts out for the center’s clients
For 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Love nature? Become a volunteer Roving Trail Naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park
Huntley Meadows Park, part of the Fairfax County Park Authority, is beginning to recruit for its new Roving Trail Naturalist volunteer positions. The volunteer Roving Trail Naturalists will be out on the park’s trails and boardwalks for several hours at a time with bio-facts, binoculars or scopes and will be engaging visitors with current events and wildlife sightings in the wetland.
A full description can be found at Huntley Meadows Park Volunteer Opportunities.
For more information please contact Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Halley Johnson at 703-768-2525.
Free Focus on Fire Safety session to be held Dec. 9 at Sherwood Regional.
To sign up or to get more info please email Info@MountVernonAtHome.org
Opportunities through Volunteer Alexandria
Volunteer at Fairfax County Park Authority’s Green Spring Gardens
New Hope Housing Urgent Volunteer Need
The First Christian Church on Leesburg Pike runs a drop-in program for those in need every Thursday from about 9am-2pm. It’s called Safe Haven and New Hope Housing collaborates with the church to put it on.
Safe Haven has a need for more volunteers to help out in the kitchen and with their clothing closet. It is a good group of people with a very friendly, service-oriented atmosphere. To volunteer with this project, please contact Leo Patrician at email@example.com
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. S
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.