Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP Northern Virginia helped Celia Boertlein find her niche. Celia, honored in October as Volunteer Alexandria’s RSVP Volunteer of the Year, says she found out about RSVP while volunteering with New Hope Housing. “I got involved with RSVP through New Hope Housing initially and found that RSVP
This year, courtesy of the new RSVP Northern Virginia Volunteer Photography Corps, which consisted of 17 volunteer photographers from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics enjoyed unparalleled photo coverage in addition to the great work it regularly receives from RSVP veteran photographer Ron Staley. RSVP would like
Denise (Dee) Mackie-Smith has played a major role as a volunteer to help those seeking affordable housing and employment in the City of Alexandria and along the Route 1 Corridor in Fairfax County.
“When I retired I knew I wanted to volunteer, says RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer Pat Dubois. “ I wasn’t sure what opportunities really suited me,” the Falls Church resident says.
“I just cannot say enough about how much volunteering has benefited me,” says RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer Sue Dussinger.