Category: Making a difference

Pickleball Tournament in Arlington benefitting the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and Educate the Girls, Inc. Seeking Volunteers

The  Mid-Atlantic Open Pickleball Tournament taking place Oct. 5-6, 2019,  at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington is seeking volunteers. This event is  largest sanctioned pickleball tournament in the Washington D.C. Area  with over 300 players, ages 12 to 80,  competing, according to the event’s organizer, Helen White of Arlington.  This is the fourth

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Thank you volunteers for helping make the opening of the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics a success!

The 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics kicked off in grand style,  Saturday, Sept. 14, in Arlington . RSVP-Northern Virginia and The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics would like to thank all of the volunteers who started arriving a little after dawn Saturday to make the NVSO’s   opening day a great success. See below for more

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Riverbend Park seeking volunteers for Virginia Native American Festival

Volunteers are needed for the annual Virginia Native American Festival held at RSVP-Northern Virginia partner Riverbend Park in Great Falls,Saturday, September 7th. It is Riverbend’s biggest event of the year and volunteer support will be essential. To volunteer, register here! https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/opp_details/179833 The park will again be providing a shuttle from Colvin Run Mill to the

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Volunteer Opportunities in Northern Virginia for RSVP’ers in September 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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109-year-old NVSO medalist’s competitive spark still burns brightly

Last year Doris Woodring was the NVSO’s oldest competitor and oldest gold medal winner at 108.  She turned 109 in June and is currently honing her game to repeat her gold medal performance in Mexican Train Dominoes, September 19th, in Falls Church. Click photo for full story.

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

By Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist Welcome to  August !  RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities for  August and a little beyond  provided by our partners and friends. Most are one time events that we hope you will find convenient  and fun! Not a member of RSVP-Northern Virginia yet? If you are 55

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