Category: Engagement leaders

RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer innovates to help local special needs students

By Rob Paine, RSVP Northern Virginia Outreach and Marketing Specialist  Lead photo by Bob Baker RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer Ken Kozloff doesn’t just enjoy leaving his comfort zone, he thrives on it. Ken Kozloff began his volunteer career before retirement. The Springfield, Va., resident who turned 72 in August, says he had no experience working with

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Volunteers needed at Green Spring Gardens’ Annual Fall Garden Day, Sept. 21

RSVP-Northern Virginia partner Green Spring Gardens is seeking volunteers to support the park’s annual Fall Garden Day, taking place Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. 

Brandi Morris named new program manager of RSVP-Northern Virginia

Volunteer Fairfax chief executive officer Steve Mutty has named Volunteer Fairfax staffer Brandi Morris as the new RSVP-Northern Virginia program manager, effective Sept. 2, 2019. Brandie joined RSVP in late May, 2019, as RSVP’s volunteer specialist. “We quickly realized Brandi brought the talents and the drive to qualify her to apply for the program manager position,” Mutty said.

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Still Time To Register for RSVP’s Photography Seminar : Eye on iPhone Photography, Aug. 28, at Green Spring Gardens

There is still time to sign up for RSVP’s upcoming photo seminar at Green Spring Gardens, scheduled for Aug. 28. RSVP-Northern Virginia, the region’s largest volunteer group for those 55 “or better” will hold a free seminar on iPhone photography, Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m., at  Green Spring Gardens Park in the  Alexandria section

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Congratulations to Senior Volunteers John and Fran Lovaas

Last summer as part of our effort to promote volunteering for one of our RSVP partners, The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Farmers Market program, we did a feature on John and Fran Lovaas, two senior volunteers who manage the highly-acclaimed Reston Farmers Market at Lake Anne. You can view the report by clicking the video

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RSVP Volunteers Pack Backpacks for Local Students with RSVP Partner FACETS

  Photos by RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer Engagement Leader Lou Coglianese Thank you to the  two dozen RSVP volunteers who filled the halls and conference room of Volunteer Fairfax in Fairfax City Saturday morning,  packing backpacks for local school children during RSVP’s monthly group service project performed in support of RSVP partner FACETS’ Back to School

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RSVP Tour at Green Spring Gardens

rsvp at green spring gardens

Photos and Story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank the staff and volunteer docents at Green Spring Gardens for hosting nearly 20 RSVP volunteers and leading them on a tour of the park, July 30. The special free tour of the gardens for RSVP volunteers (many who took part in

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RSVP welcomes its newest partner : The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna

RSVP-Northern Virginia is happy to welcome its newest nonprofit partner, The  Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna. For a brief overview of the SCOV, please watch the video above.  The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna is a volunteer-based organization that has been dedicated to providing life-enriching services to mature adults in the community since 1997. Through a wide variety of programs,

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No matter if you compete or volunteer, the NVSO has something for you

Story by Rob Paine This story originally appeared in the Senior section of the Fairfax County Times, July 26, 2019 A bocce bug leads a former Capitol policeman to six gold medals Retired U.S. Capitol policeman Nick Garito of Fairfax first caught the bocce bug at a festival in Rockville twelve years ago. Upon his

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Still a lot left to do in July with RSVP

July may be almost half over, but RSVP-Northern Virginia still has a  variety of opportunities  available for you before August begins.  In case you may have missed it,  here is a link to our July RSVP e-news . This month’s edition not only has features on the great work our volunteers have done but includes a

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Find Out Why Volunteering and the Senior Games Go Hand in Hand

RSVP-Northern Virginia and The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics are again partnering to offer Northern Virginia seniors an outstanding opportunity to make new friends and stay both mentally and physically active while inspiring others to lead a healthy lifestyle. RSVP volunteer and NVSO gold medal diver Carol Mackela is featured in a new Fairfax County Channel

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