Tag: Make a difference

Volunteering to do “something that matters”

Yvonne Evans always knew she would do something after retiring from her career as a civil servant. “Something that matters,” she says. She did not want to start working again right away, so she searched the Internet for volunteer opportunities. “Something about RSVP resonated with me,” the Springfield resident says. “It was the 55 or

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RSVP Volunteers Spread the Love in Falls Church

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia Love was in the air today at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church as close to 50 volunteers made almost 400 Valentine’s Day cards and care packages for local seniors during RSVP-Northern Virginia’s second annual Valentine’s Meet and Greet. The RSVP team would like to thank all of

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RSVP-OLLI volunteer photographers shine on MLK Day

Our RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer photography corps swung into action again  on the Martin Luther King Jr., National Day of Service. Our volunteer photographers (consisting mostly of RSVP volunteers who are members of the photo club at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University)  did another fantastic job of documenting volunteers making a difference at

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RSVP’ers learn about healthy shopping (and eating) during free training at Giant Food in Fairfax

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank Giant in-store registered nutritionist Marissa Donovan, MS, RD, LDN, for the informative seminar she lead earlier this month at the University Mall Giant on Braddock Road in Fairfax for RSVP volunteers. More than a dozen current and prospective RSVP volunteers took

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RSVP-Northern Virginia and MLK National Day of Service 2019

Thank you to all the wonderful RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers who helped make events taking place in and around Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service a big success. As RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, our volunteers and staff were mobilized to MLK Day weekend projects

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RSVP-Northern Virginia featured on Ingrid’s World

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank Ingrid Parris-Hicklin for featuring RSVP on the latest episode of Ingrid’s World that aired earlier this month. The show is recorded at the studios of Fairfax Public Access in Merrifield, Va.  The episode  featuring RSVP can be viewed here. In the 12 minute segment, Ingrid chats with RSVP-Northern Virginia

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The January Golden Gazette

Have you seen the newest edition of the Golden Gazette? Produced monthly by RSVP Northern Virginia’s friends at Fairfax County’s Adult and Aging Services,  the Golden Gazette is one of the best  sources of information for seniors and retirees in the area. To read the December edition please click  Golden Gazette – January 2019

Spread the Love with RSVP-Northern Virginia, Feb. 12

Please save the date of Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, as RSVP-Northern Virginia has another of its great Valentine’s Day celebrations in the works.  More details coming later this  week. Stay tuned…. In the meantime visit http://www.rsvpnova.org to catch up on some of our latest offerings. RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer  Arlington

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Moving Day for RSVP – Northern Virginia

Today the moving truck pulled up to the old bungalow on 10530 Page Avenue in the City of Fairfax, as the headquarters of  RSVP-Northern Virginia along with the headquarters of RSVP’s host and one of its  partner programs/sponsors, Volunteer Fairfax, were moved to  new offices, further down the street  at 10700 Page Avenue in the

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Thank you RSVP Engagement Leaders!

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia Monday night RSVP staff and our volunteer  engagement  leaders  gathered in Fairfax City to  celebrate the great accomplishments achieved by our  RSVP volunteer engagement team over the past year. Happy Holidays from RSVP Northern Virginia! RSVP engagement leaders fill many roles from managing volunteers at larger events

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December RSVP NOVA Newsletter is Here!

RSVP volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki has published the December  2018 RSVP NOVA monthly newsletter. You can read the entire e-news edition by clicking here.  This newsletter has great info for current RSVP volunteers and for those considering making the fun leap into volunteering.     To hear an abridged version of the newsletter on Soundcloud.com,

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