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Shelley Brosnan : A Champion of Volunteerism

Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia  You don’t have to sell Shelley Brosnan on the concept that volunteers make a difference. She’s seen it first-hand. Shortly after becoming a member of RSVP-Northern Virginia three years ago, the retired senior business administrator was staffing an outreach table at the annual 50+ Expo held in

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Please welcome our newest RSVP Partner : The American Red Cross of the National Capital Region

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to welcome The American Red Cross of the National Capital Region as its newest work station partner! Based in Merrifield, Va., The American Red Cross of the National Capital Region offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to RSVP members including those that support the Red Cross’ disaster response work, its administrative

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Getting Ready for the Big Breakfast

Another group of RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers were in the headquarters of Volunteer Fairfax today helping the Volunteer Fairfax staff prepare for next week’s big event, the 27th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, in Springfield. RSVP and Volunteer Fairfax would like to thank all of our volunteers who have pitched

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RSVP-Northern Virginia at OLLI-Mason

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank all of the members of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University who attended “The Value and Benefits of Volunteering in Retirement” held last Friday at OLLI’s Tallwood campus in Fairfax. This special seminar hosted at OLLI-Mason was a joint project produced by RSVP-Northern Virginia and Fairfax

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RSVP-Northern Virginia is seeking a Volunteer Specialist

Would you like to join the RSVP-Northern Virginia team?  RSVP-Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteers Alexandria, is seeking a volunteer specialist. RSVP-Northern Virginia is the largest and fastest growing  volunteer program for those 55 or better in the region and offers a free personalized matching service to individuals 55 or

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The Northern Virginia Health and Wellness Fair

Happy National Volunteer Week! This special week got off to a great start at the Fairfax County  Government Center where the Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair was held today. RSVP would like to thank all of its volunteers who helped make today’s event a success. Several of RSVP’s workstation partners had booths and

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Arlington’s Beverly Ritz : Why She RSVP’s

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, staff, RSVP-Northern Virginia When Beverly Ritz retired, she says, “I found I needed something, I need to do something.” Throughout her career, working most recently with Delta Airlines, the Arlington resident  discovered she enjoyed working with seniors, but beyond work and raising a family, “there just did not seem

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Volunteering with Mason Music and Memory

Welcome to our newest RSVP-Northern Virginia podcast featuring an interview with Kristen Suthers Rumrill, PhD, MPH, (shown in photo above)  who is the project coordinator for the Mason Music and Memory  Initiative at George Mason University in Fairfax. You can listen to the entire podcast by clicking here. The goal of the  Mason Music & Memory

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March RSVP Monthly Group Service Project : Food For Others, 03272019

RSVP-Northern Virginia will be partnering with Food for Others for our March group service project. We are in need of volunteers to help with organizing their food warehouse and packing food boxes. Despite living in one of the most prosperous regions in the country, there is great need. According to Food For Others, every day

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RSVP & Giant teaming up in Arlington, March 26

Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia  RSVP-Northern Virginia is partnering with the Giant at Penrose Square in Arlington, to present a free nutrition seminar for seniors, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The store is located at 2501 9th Road South, Arlington, VA, 22204. Free parking is available.   RSVP (Retired and Senior

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Volunteering to do “something that matters”

Yvonne Evans always knew she would do something after retiring from her career as a civil servant. “Something that matters,” she says. She did not want to start working again right away, so she searched the Internet for volunteer opportunities. “Something about RSVP resonated with me,” the Springfield resident says. “It was the 55 or

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