Positive aging starts with volunteering in retirement with RSVP on MLK Day 2020

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Realizing the Dream : A seminar on the “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia 

RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to again celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideals and vision for public service during a special volunteer orientation titled “Realizing the Dream : Volunteering in the Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.,” at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Washington Liberty High School in Arlington

There are still seats available for this free event  taking place Monday,  Jan. 20, in Arlington, Va.  To register, please click on RSVP and Volunteer Arlington MLK

When : Monday, January 20, 2020 – 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where : Washington Liberty High School 1301 N. Stafford Street Arlington, VA 22201

This free event is part of Volunteer Arlington’s annual MLK Day of Service. Washington Liberty High School is located at 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA, 22201.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about why volunteering with RSVP is “healthy, social, and fun” and how volunteering ties into Dr. King’s vision for public service. 

Read Nine Tips for Volunteering in Retirement  reported by U.S News and World Report. 

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“Realizing the Dream : Volunteering in the Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.,”  will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Washington Liberty High School in Arlington. To register please visit  RSVP and Volunteer Arlington MLK
RSVP-Northern Virginia, the region’s largest volunteer group for those 55 “or better,” personally matches its volunteers with opportunities that are fun, social, meaningful and convenient. Several of RSVP’s Arlingtion Area partners will discuss their volunteer opportunities. There will also be a short and fun service project attendees can take part in.

Also scheduled to speak at the event are RSVP-Northern Virginia Program Manager  Brandi Morris, RSVP-Northern Virginia  volunteer Specialist Shannon White and RSVP volunteer leader Ken Kozloff. To read about Ken’s accomplishments as a senior volunteer, please visit Ken Kozloff and RSVP-Northern Virginia 

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 the annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

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RSVP takes an innovative and creative approach to personally matching its volunteers with their ideal opportunities, according to Brandi Morris, RSVP’s program manager.

“The art of successful volunteering in retirement is finding an experience that is fun, social, convenient and meaningful,” Morris says. “RSVP specializes in personally helping folks find their niche so they can fully utilize their interests and talents in retirement.”

imageRSVP volunteers also 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 Jan. 20 event, visit Sign up link :RSVP and Volunteer Arlington MLK   If you have questions or need more info you an also contact  RSVP Volunteer Specialist Shannon White at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360.

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The event is free, as are all the services RSVP offers to its members.

You will learn the benefits of volunteering not only for the people you are helping but for the volunteer. Learn how RSVP can personally help you  find your purpose in retirement and how you can  serve your community and have fun and make new friends at the same time.  There will also be a short and fun service project you can take part in.

 “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” –Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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.

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.

Would you like to get to know the RSVP team? Visit About RSVP

 

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