Category: Making a difference

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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OLLI Volunteers : Giving back by taking photos

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to congratulate the OLLI-Mason photo club for winning the Adult Volunteer Group Award during the 2019 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards breakfast held, Wednesday, April 24, in Springfield. The Photography Club at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University  provides free services to nonprofit  community organizations and events

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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 to hold group service project, June 6 at Green Spring Gardens

RSVP-Northern Virginia will be a holding a group service project at the beautiful Green Spring Gardens, Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for this hands on event, please visit  RSVP Green Spring Gardens Service Project  . You can also register by calling  RSVP at 703-403-5360. Green Spring Gardens, operated  by

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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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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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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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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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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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