Category: Making a difference

Volunteers needed for CarFit program

Volunteers are needed for the CarFit program which helps “fit” a vehicle to older adults to enhance comfort and improve safety. Volunteers use a 12-point checklist to assess the driver’s positioning on the gas and brake pedals, mirrors, seat, head rests and more.  Volunteers must be licensed drivers, have good time management skills and be

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Volunteers needed for Paws for Cause Walk, Sunday, Oct. 7

Volunteers are needed to support Paws for a Cause, a walk in Fairfax City that benefits Fairfax Pets on Wheels, Inc. FPOW is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing pet visitation to residents of nursing homes and hospitals. They are in need of 2-3 volunteers to help with set-up, staff one of the pit stops

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Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing seeking volunteers

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) provides affordable housing and resident services to about 1360 household living in 14 properties located throughout Arlington County. APAH is conducting a resident customer satisfaction survey regarding the provision of maintenance, leasing, and resident services at its properties. The plan is to survey all leaseholders over a four year

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Help prepare students for the global economy at JA Finance Park

School is back in session in Northern Virginia and  our friends at Junior Achievement Finance Park need your help! Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, needs more volunteers at Finance Park, conveniently located in Central Fairfax. If you have not been to Finance Park, prepared to be

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Save Nov. 1 for RSVP

RSVP Northern Virginia is planning something big for Nov. 1 at Frying Pan Park in Herndon. If you are 55 or better and want to be part of the largest senior volunteer group around in time for this fun event, please sign up for our next orientation near Herndon  taking place in Reston, Sept.20.  You

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An Inspiring NVSO story : Joyce Tobias

Each fall our volunteers are inspired  by the folks who take part in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.  This year will be no different. Multi-gold medal winner Joyce Tobias is in training for the 2018 NVSO that takes place September 15-26. Registration for the ’18 games ends Aug. 24 at http://www.nvso.us Joyce and her story

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“Make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow,” Jim Kelly.

If you did not see Jim Kelly’s moving speech last night during the ESPY awards on ABC, you should. Below is the video of the speech which is posted on YouTube. Whether it’s “ask not what your country can do for you”  or “I have spoken of a thousand points of light,”  once in a while

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RSVP and NVSO featured on iHeart Radio

With only six weeks before the NVSO’s Aug. 24 registration deadline, RSVP-Northern Virginia program manager Janet Davison, right, Northern Virginia Senior Olympics vice chair Andre Francis, center and Volunteer Fairfax chief operating officer Emily Swenson, left, took to the airwaves of iHeartMedia DC/Baltimore on Sunday, July 15, to spread the word on opportunities available to both

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The importance of senior volunteerism

In this short RSVP Northern Virginia Podcast, RSVP volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki discusses the important role that senior volunteers play in the Northern Virginia community. To learn more about RSVP or to sign up for an upcoming new volunteer information session, please visit http://www.rsvpnova.org or call 703-403-5360. RSVP Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer

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