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Still a lot left to do in July with RSVP

July may be almost half over, but RSVP-Northern Virginia still has a  variety of opportunities  available for you before August begins.  In case you may have missed it,  here is a link to our July RSVP e-news . This month’s edition not only has features on the great work our volunteers have done but includes a

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RSVP on the Radio with an NVSO Gold Medalist Listen to it here!

In case you were not up early Sunday morning listening to iHeart’s radio’s great line up of community programming, here is your chance to listen to a replay of the show that features  Nick Garito, a gold medalist with the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics and RSVP’s and the NVSO’s Rob Paine being interviewed by Bernie

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22 RSVP’ers Make JA project a success

Thank you to the 22 great RSVP volunteers who took part in our second June 2019 group service project which took place at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Fairfax, June 25. The volunteers unpacked partially-used classroom volunteer kits and sorted materials so they could be rebuilt into new kits. The project was lead by three

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RSVP Podcast : RSVP Volunteer Mike McLaughlin : Making a difference at the NVSO

In our newest RSVP podcast, RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer Mike McLaughlin of Fairfax Station, VA., talks with Rob Paine of RSVP about how RSVP helped him make the transition from the corporate world to volunteering in retirement. Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia To listen to short RSVP podcast featuring Mike talking with Rob

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RSVP Volunteers Help Green Spring Shine for its big day in the sun

Seventeen enthusiastic and energetic  RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers hit the ground digging Thursday morning, June 6, at the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Green Spring Gardens Park, located between Annandale and Alexandria in Fairfax County. Story & photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia Outreach and Marketing Specialist The volunteers spent  three hours clearing brush and weeds from

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Meet Brandi Morris, RSVP-Northern Virginia’s new Volunteer Specialist

RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to announce it has hired a new volunteer specialist, Brandi Morris of Springfield, Va. Brandi has extensive experience in volunteer and event management, according to RSVP-Northern Virginia program manager Janet Davison. “As a long time volunteer herself, Brandi truly appreciates the importance matching every volunteer with their ideal opportunity,” Janet says.

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2019 RSVP Volunteer Recognition Picnic

RSVP honored its volunteers on Tuesday at the beautiful Burke Lake Park where RSVP held its annual Volunteer Recognition event. Thirty volunteers who donated a grand total of 4,000 hours of their time and talents over the past 12 months were recognized with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. Congratulations to all of our President’s Volunteer

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OLLI Volunteers : Giving back by taking photos

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to congratulate the OLLI-Mason photo club for winning the Adult Volunteer Group Award during the 2019 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards breakfast held, Wednesday, April 24, in Springfield. The Photography Club at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University  provides free services to nonprofit  community organizations and events

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RSVP to hold group service project, June 6 at Green Spring Gardens

RSVP-Northern Virginia will be a holding a group service project at the beautiful Green Spring Gardens, Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for this hands on event, please visit  RSVP Green Spring Gardens Service Project  . You can also register by calling  RSVP at 703-403-5360. Green Spring Gardens, operated  by

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Shelley Brosnan : A Champion of Volunteerism

Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia  You don’t have to sell Shelley Brosnan on the concept that volunteers make a difference. She’s seen it first-hand. Shortly after becoming a member of RSVP-Northern Virginia three years ago, the retired senior business administrator was staffing an outreach table at the annual 50+ Expo held in

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Getting Ready for the Big Breakfast

Another group of RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers were in the headquarters of Volunteer Fairfax today helping the Volunteer Fairfax staff prepare for next week’s big event, the 27th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, in Springfield. RSVP and Volunteer Fairfax would like to thank all of our volunteers who have pitched

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