Tag: volunteers

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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Still time to sign up for “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” seminar, Monday, Feb. 3 in McLean.

Now that you have graduated from full time work,  do you know how you are going  to spend your time? RSVP-Northern Virginia can help. There are still open spaces for RSVP-Northern Virginia’s “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  seminar,  Monday, Feb. 3, 2020,  at 10:30  a.m., at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion at the  Vinson Hall Retirement

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The February 2020 Golden Gazette is out!

The newest Golden Gazette is here! 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.  You can view and download the newest edition here! This month’s edition includes a feature on how to

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RSVP Supports 2020 MLK National Day of Service

RSVP-Northern Virginia  took part in Martin Luther King Jr .National Day of Service events organized by both Volunteer Fairfax and Volunteer Arlington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020,  making it “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia (except where noted) RSVP would like to thank all of our volunteers

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Why do they RSVP?

  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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Positive aging starts with volunteering in retirement with RSVP on MLK Day 2020

Realizing the Dream : A seminar on the “Art of Volunteering in Retirement” in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Photos and story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia  RSVP-Northern Virginia is proud to again celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideals and vision for public service during a special volunteer orientation titled “Realizing the Dream : Volunteering in

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