*EVENT CANCELLED* Celebrate Tax Day by helping local students learn financial literacy at JA Finance Park, April 15

Celebrate the federal income tax filing deadline day with RSVP,  April 15, 2020, by volunteering at  JA Finance Park in Central Fairfax to help eighth graders from across Fairfax County learn financial literacy. To register for this fun project visit JA Finance Park Group Service Project.  Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Time: 8:30 am – 1:45 pm Location: 4099

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Have you read the March Golden Gazette?

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services  Adult and Aging Division produces a variety of publications, podcasts and video programs that include helpful and entertaining pieces about positive aging, including the monthly Golden Gazette. What’s in  March 2020 Golden Gazette Find out how Genealogist Paul McFarland searched for his Irish ancestors and found “boundless appreciation”

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Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam visits Volunteer Fairfax, Tuesday, Feb. 25

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam visited the headquarters of Volunteer Fairfax in the City of Fairfax, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2020. The governor was in Fairfax to speak with the staff of Legal Services of Northern Virginia which is also housed in the Burkholder Building. LSNV, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is  the largest legal

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Thank You Volunteers for Spreading the Love with RSVP on February 13.

Thank you to  more than 20 RSVP  volunteers who created close to 300 Valentine’s Day Cards today, Feb. 13,  for local seniors at the  annual  RSVP-Northern Virginia Valentine’s Meet & Greet and Spread the Love  service project, Feb. 13, 2020,  at the South County Government Center.  Happy Valentine’s Day from RSVP-Northern Virginia Look below for a gallery of photos

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Alexandria RSVP member Tom Sachs talks about helping others with Rebuilding Together

Alexandria, Va., resident Tom Sachs joined RSVP-Northern Virginia, the region’s largest volunteer group for retirees, a year ago. The 72-year-old currently volunteers with RSVP partner Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church. To listen to RSVP’s Rob Paine interview Tom please click RSVP Volunteer Podcast.  In this podcast, Tom talks about why he enjoys volunteering with Rebuilding Together

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“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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RSVP seeking volunteers to help plan and support RSVP special events

RSVP seeking volunteers to serve on committees that plan and support RSVP’s special events Are you a planner or someone who enjoys organizing events?   Would you like to get more involved with RSVP-Northern Virginia? RSVP is looking for volunteers to join five special committees that will help build our program and better engage our members. If

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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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