Category: Making a difference

Happy Veterans Day 2019

Today RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to salute all of our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe.  An additional tip of the hat to all the veterans who continue to serve our country as volunteers including the many veterans who are members of RSVP-Northern  Virginia. RSVP offers volunteer opportunities

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Still space open for RSVP’s November Group Service Project in Reston

Holiday Basket Group Service Project, Nov. 23 in Reston No one should go hungry during Thanksgiving, for many though, enjoying a holiday dinner is not a given. Help us assist Cornerstones with sorting food for holiday baskets so everyone will have a happy and bountiful turkey day. When: Saturday, November 23 9:30 AM to 2:30

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Learn why more Northern Virginia retirees are RSVP’ing

  Are you 55 or better, living in Northern Virginia and  looking for volunteer experiences that are healthy, social, fun and convenient? Take a look at this 60 second video and find out why so many seniors and retirees in Northern Virginia are joining RSVP. For more info or to sign up for one of

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Welcome to the RSVP Holiday Volunteering Guide

The RSVP-Northern Virginia team is happy to present it’s 2019 Holiday Volunteering Guide! Each holiday season RSVP-Northern Virginia assembles a special offering of holiday season volunteer experiences for its hundreds of volunteers that take place across the region from Alexandria to Reston. We hope you will find an opportunity that will suite your interests and schedule.  One

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RSVP volunteer says she gets more from volunteering than those she helps

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia marketing and outreach specialist “Volunteering is a good way to keep social,” says RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer and engagement leader Sue Dussinger of Alexandria. “I have never in my life been a real ‘joiner’ but once you get into it (volunteering) you can’t stop. I love interacting with

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RSVP-Northern Virginia to hold Art of Volunteering Seminar in Falls Church, Nov. 18

RSVP-Northern Virginia is offering a free seminar titled “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  Monday,Nov. 18, at 1:30  p.m., at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church.  The one-hour event is free and open to the public.  You can register online now at RSVP November 18 Seminar Sign up or you can register by calling Shannon

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Opportunities in Northern Virginia for RSVP’ers in November and beyond

By Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist    Welcome to November! November is a  month during which we express gratitude for our veterans (Veterans Day  is Nov. 11) and then of give thanks on Thanksgiving. RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities for November and into holiday season provided by our partners and

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Meet RSVP’s new Volunteer Specialist

RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to introduce its new volunteer specialist, Shannon White of Alexandria. “We are excited to have Shannon on our team,” said RSVP Program Manager Brandi Morris. “She not only has a wealth of experience in volunteer recruitment and management, she also has a deep understanding of the community’s needs and the critical

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Volunteer Opportunities in Northern Virginia for RSVP’ers in October 2019 and beyond

By Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist Welcome to September (a few days early)!We hope you had a great summer! RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities for  September and a little beyond  provided by our partners and friends. Most are one time events that we hope you will find convenient, fun and great opportunities

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RSVP-Northern Virginia to hold Art of Volunteering Seminar in Arlington, Oct. 23

RSVP-Northern Virginia is offering a free seminar titled “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m., at the Capital Caring Halquist Center in Arlington. The one-hour event is free and open to the public.  You can register online now at https://conta.cc/2lYw7VG RSVP, the region’s largest volunteer network for those 55-years-old or

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Venture into Volunteering 2019 a Success

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s very successful  Venture into Volunteering Fair at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Story and photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia. The RSVP-Northern Virginia team enjoyed meeting everyone who visited our booth and chatted with RSVP and other  Volunteer Fairfax  staff including  Volunteer Fairfax Chief Executive  Steve Mutty,

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