Category: Making a difference

“I get more benefit (from volunteering) than the people I’m helping,” says RSVP senior volunteer

RSVP to hold next “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” seminar near Alexandria, Feb. 27 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

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Will you help spread the love with RSVP-Northern Virginia on Feb. 13?

  Join us for our third annual Valentine’s Meet & Greet and Spread the Love  service project at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the South County Government Center, to make cards for local seniors. Sign up now  by visiting Spread the Love with RSVP View last year’s fun at RSVP Spreads the Love We will

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Save the date : 2020 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics dates announced

The 2020 NVSO has been scheduled for September 12 through September 27, 2020, with opening day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, in Arlington. To view a gallery of photos from the NVSO’s 2019 Opening Day ceremony and events taken by members of the RSVP Volunteer Photography Corps, please visit  2019 NVSO Opening Day Volunteer Photography.  RSVP –

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A variety of opportunities available to RSVP’ers in February 2020

By Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist  Welcome to February! RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities and events for February 2020  provided RSVP,  our partners and friends .  Most are one time events that we hope you will find to be  convenient, fun and provide great opportunities to make new friends. Not

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Still time to sign up for “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” seminar, Monday, Feb. 3 in McLean.

Now that you have graduated from full time work,  do you know how you are going  to spend your time? RSVP-Northern Virginia can help. There are still open spaces for RSVP-Northern Virginia’s “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  seminar,  Monday, Feb. 3, 2020,  at 10:30  a.m., at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion at the  Vinson Hall Retirement

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Why do they RSVP?

  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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Positive aging starts with volunteering in retirement with RSVP on MLK Day 2020

Realizing the Dream : A seminar on the “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia  RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to again celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideals and vision for public service during a special volunteer orientation titled “Realizing the Dream : Volunteering in

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RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers cut fleece to make blankets for veterans during group service project supporting Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together

Photos by Rob Paine,  RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer Outreach and Marketing Specialist  Thank you to our  RSVP volunteers who participated in an RSVP group service project, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,   in support of Volunteer Fairfax‘s upcoming Give Together event taking place Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

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First RSVP-Northern Virginia Lunch & Learn of 2020 features positive aging expert Steve Gurney

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank  Steve Gurney, founder of the Positive Aging SourceBook, for speaking at our first RSVP Lunch and Learn of 2020, Thursday,  Jan. 9, sponsored by The Mather in Tysons, Va. Gurney is regarded as one of the  leading experts in the region on positive aging and senior living choices. Gurney’s

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RSVP-Northern Virginia to hold “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” seminar in McLean, Feb. 3

RSVP-Northern Virginia is offering a free seminar titled “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  Monday, Feb. 3, 2020,  at 10:30  a.m., at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion at the  Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean. The one-hour event is free and open to the public.   RSVP, the region’s largest volunteer network for those 55-years-old or

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Help JA spread financial literacy at Finance Park ; Several volunteer shifts available in January and in February

It’s back to school at JA Finance Park in Fairfax this month. 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 January and February at Finance Park, conveniently located in Central Fairfax. If you have not been to Finance Park, prepared

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