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Happy Veterans Day 2019

Today RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to salute all of our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe.  An additional tip of the hat to all the veterans who continue to serve our country as volunteers including the many veterans who are members of RSVP-Northern  Virginia. RSVP offers volunteer opportunities

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Learn why more Northern Virginia retirees are RSVP’ing

  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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Meet RSVP’s new Volunteer Specialist

RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to introduce its new volunteer specialist, Shannon White of Alexandria. “We are excited to have Shannon on our team,” said RSVP Program Manager Brandi Morris. “She not only has a wealth of experience in volunteer recruitment and management, she also has a deep understanding of the community’s needs and the critical

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Venture into Volunteering 2019 a Success

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s very successful  Venture into Volunteering Fair at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Story and photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia. The RSVP-Northern Virginia team enjoyed meeting everyone who visited our booth and chatted with RSVP and other  Volunteer Fairfax  staff including  Volunteer Fairfax Chief Executive  Steve Mutty,

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American Red Cross seeking screen team members

RSVP partner The American Red Cross is seeking volunteer screening team members at its Fairfax office. The next introductory screeners meeting  will take place October 3, 2019, from  10 a.m, – 1 p.m. at the. American Red Cross- National Capital Region , 8550 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031 New screening team members should schedule at least two  additional days a

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Thank you volunteers for helping make the opening of the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics a success!

The 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics kicked off in grand style,  Saturday, Sept. 14, in Arlington . RSVP-Northern Virginia and The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics would like to thank all of the volunteers who started arriving a little after dawn Saturday to make the NVSO’s   opening day a great success. To see more of

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Volunteer opportunities still available for NVSO Opening Day and Swim meet

There is still time to register to support the largest annual senior event in the area, the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. There are about a dozen opportunities available for the NVSO’s opening day on Sept. 14 and several spots open for  its swimming event the following Friday. All volunteers will receive a free event

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109-year-old NVSO medalist’s competitive spark still burns brightly

Last year Doris Woodring was the NVSO’s oldest competitor and oldest gold medal winner at 108.  She turned 109 in June and is currently honing her game to repeat her gold medal performance in Mexican Train Dominoes, September 19th, in Falls Church. Click photo for full story.

RSVP Tour at Green Spring Gardens

rsvp at green spring gardens

Photos and Story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank the staff and volunteer docents at Green Spring Gardens for hosting nearly 20 RSVP volunteers and leading them on a tour of the park, July 30. The special free tour of the gardens for RSVP volunteers (many who took part in

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No matter if you compete or volunteer, the NVSO has something for you

Story by Rob Paine This story originally appeared in the Senior section of the Fairfax County Times, July 26, 2019 A bocce bug leads a former Capitol policeman to six gold medals Retired U.S. Capitol policeman Nick Garito of Fairfax first caught the bocce bug at a festival in Rockville twelve years ago. Upon his

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August 2019 Fairfax Golden Gazette

The newest Golden Gazette is out! The Golden Gazette is published each month by the Fairfax County Adult and Aging Services. It is one of the most comprehensive publications in the area that covers events and topics seniors care about.  This month’s edition includes a story on The Lions Club, tips on how to wrangle the ton of trash

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