Category: events

2019 RSVP Volunteer Recognition Picnic

RSVP honored its volunteers on Tuesday at the beautiful Burke Lake Park where RSVP held its annual Volunteer Recognition event. Thirty volunteers who donated a grand total of 4,000 hours of their time and talents over the past 12 months were recognized with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. Congratulations to all of our President’s Volunteer

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ARC of Northern Virginia seeking volunteers for its May 5 benefit 5k at Burke Lake Park

The Arc of Northern Virginia is seeking volunteers for its  Corporate & Community Team Challenge taking place  Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Burke Lake Park.  The theme of the event is “Going the Distance” for people with disabilities. To volunteer,  please email The Arc of Northern Virginia at volunteer@thearcofnova.org Volunteers will be needed for a

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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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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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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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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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Volunteering in March at JA Finance Park

March offers many opportunities for RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers to support the great work being done at Finance Park in Fairfax. Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, has just released its list of volunteer openings for March at Finance Park, conveniently located in Central Fairfax. If you have

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RSVP Volunteers Spread the Love in Falls Church

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia Love was in the air today at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church as close to 50 volunteers made almost 400 Valentine’s Day cards and care packages for local seniors during RSVP-Northern Virginia’s second annual Valentine’s Meet and Greet. The RSVP team would like to thank all of

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RSVP-OLLI volunteer photographers shine on MLK Day

Our RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer photography corps swung into action again  on the Martin Luther King Jr., National Day of Service. Our volunteer photographers (consisting mostly of RSVP volunteers who are members of the photo club at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University)  did another fantastic job of documenting volunteers making a difference at

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RSVP-Northern Virginia and MLK National Day of Service 2019

Thank you to all the wonderful RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers who helped make events taking place in and around Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service a big success. As RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, our volunteers and staff were mobilized to MLK Day weekend projects

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