Thursday, November 5th, 2020: Happy International Volunteer Manager Day!!!

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There are so many celebrations during the year, from established holidays to National Pizza day, so you may be asking why we choose to celebrate volunteer managers. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Volunteer managers can change lives. They are the gateways for volunteers who want to serve. They connect people who can help to those who need help. They are key to fostering public and civic service.
  • They inspire volunteers to become role models, leaders, and advocates for countless non-profits serving the community’s needs.
  • They navigate through complex resources, finding connections, mobilizing members, weaving an intricate spider web to make sure there are countless ways to bring help to where it is needed.
  • Volunteer managers, even in unprecedented times, work tirelessly to create the possible. So many obstacles are thrown in the way every day as organizations work to serve the public. So, when they are asked why they are working to relieve a problem that sometimes seems like it may never be fixed, they don’t succumb to the cynicism. After all, they know the most important thing you need when you’re working toward a better tomorrow:

HOPE

RSVP-Northern Virginia, Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White

A big thank you to RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, who strives every day to connect volunteers 55 and better to our non-profit partners across Fairfax County, and the cities of Arlington and Alexandria. Thank you as well, to all the volunteer managers at our partner organizations at

  • American Horticultural Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Arlington 4-H
  • Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
  • Britepaths Financial Empowerment Center
  • Capital Caring
  • Chesterbrook Residences
  • City of Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services
  • Cornerstones
  • CRi
  • FACETS
  • Fairfax CASA
  • Fairfax County Park Authority
  • Food For Others
  • GrandInvolve
  • Inova
  • Insight Memory Care
  • Junior Achievement
  • La Cocina VA
  • Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
  • Meals on Wheels of Arlington
  • Mount Vernon at Home
  • Northern Virginia Cash Coalition (VITA)
  • Northern Virginia Family Services
  • NVSO
  • PRS, Inc
  • Rebuilding Together, Alexandria
  • Rebuilding Together, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church
  • REEP- Arlington Education and Employment Program
  • Senior Service of Alexandria
  • Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield
  • Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke
  • Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna
  • United Community Ministries
  • Vinson Hall
  • Volunteer Alexandria
  • Volunteer Arlington
  • Volunteer Emergency Team (with Volunteer Fairfax)
  • Volunteer Fairfax
  • Volunteer Solutions
  • Wolf Trap

We couldn’t do the work we do without you. Thank you.

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