Meet Volunteer Alexandria’s Alexandria RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer of the Year

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RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to congratulate Mary Kay Wallk, who  last week was named Volunteer Alexandria’s 2019 RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer of the Year.

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Community Lodgings Executive Director Lynn Thomas (right) poses with Volunteer Alexandria’s 2019 RSVP volunteer of the year Mary Kay Wallk ( Volunteer Alexandria Photo)

imageMary Kay regularly volunteers with Community Lodgings, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and low-income families through a variety of affordable and transitional housing options. Community Lodgings also  offers youth education programs and community outreach which Mary Kay has supported through her volunteer work, serving first and second  grade students in the Community Lodging’s after-school program.

Thank you Mary Kay for sharing your time and talents.

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

Interested in learning more about RSVP-Northern Virginia, sign up for our next free seminar on The Art of Volunteering in Retirement, taking place in the Alexandria Area of Fairfax County, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Please see more sign up info below.

RSVP-Northern Virginia would also like to thank Volunteer Alexandria  Volunteer of the Year finalist  Elizabeth (Liz) Teles, who was also nominated for the award.

Liz is a volunteer naturalist at Huntley Meadow Park, where she leads  field trips for preschool and elementary age students. Huntley Meadows is part of the Fairfax County Park Authority.  She also has volunteered at another Fairfax County park, the Mount Vernon Recreation Center  in addition to volunteering with other RSVP partners. 

To learn more about Volunteer Alexandria’s annual volunteer awards, please visit Heart of Alexandria. 

RSVP-Northern Virginia is offering a free seminar titled “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 10:30  a.m., at the South County Government Center in the Alexandria Area of Fairfax. The one-hour event is free and open to the public.  

RSVP, the region’s largest volunteer network for those 55-years-old or better, provides free personalized support to seniors and retirees who are seeking convenient, social,  fun and meaningful service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. 

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RSVP offers more than 300 meaningful opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local food pantries, and teaching financial literacy. RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event on Jan. 20, 2020.

The South County Government Center is located at 8350 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309. Ample free parking is available. 

Several of RSVP’s nonprofit partners offer opportunities in the Alexandria Area including New Hope Housing, United Community and Huntley Meadows Park.  Representative from some of RSVP’s partners will also be on hand to speak briefly about their volunteer needs. 

Screen Shot 2019-11-25 at 12.04.33 PMRSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings. 

To sign up for the Dec. 17 orientation, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Shannon White swhite@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360. 

To learn more about RSVP, please visit www.rsvpnova.org.  RSVP Northern  Virginia is program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington. 

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