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RSVP-Northern Virginia
April 2018
Happy National Volunteer Month!
In honor of April being National Volunteer Month, we have a few events to extend our appreciation to all of our wonderful RSVP volunteers!

  • Catch the Senior Volunteer Bus
  • Service Impact Appreciation Lunch donated by Cabot Cheese
  • GMU Assistant Professor to Speak at Lunch and Learn
  • 2018 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast

Check out the details below!

Catch the Senior Volunteer Bus
Join RSVP as we unveil our new bus ad in honor of National Volunteer Week. The RSVP ad will be on Fairfax Connector buses across Fairfax County. Be sure to check out the RSVP Facebook page on April 18 for our "Catch the Senior Volunteer Bus" promotion! This is a joint project of The Fairfax Connector, The Fairfax County Park Authority and RSVP Northern Virginia.

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Providence RECenter, 7525 Marc Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Service Impact Appreciation Lunch
As a thank you for your commitment and dedication to volunteering in Fairfax County, please join us for a complimentary Service Impact Appreciation Lunch generously donated by Cabot Cheese. Please RSVP here . Questions? Call Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY: 711.

When: Thursday, April 19 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Lake Fairfax Park, Large shelter and picnic area, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA 20190
GMU Assistant Professor to Speak at Lunch and Learn
"The importance of Volunteerism in Retirement” will be the subject of a talk by George Mason University assistant professor Dr. Patrice Winter, PT, DPT, MHA, FAAOMPT, at noon, Friday, April 20, during an RSVP Lunch and Learn at the Providence Community Center in Fairfax, held to celebrate National Volunteer Week.

The free event which also includes a free healthy lunch, is open to all of those who are 55-years-young and better. Click here to sign up!

Dr. Winter, assistant professor in GMU’s Department of Global and Community Health, teaches health related curriculum with an emphasis in public health, healthy living and aging well.

Winter is a practicum coordinator for the Masters of Public Health program, placing students regionally as well as internationally. She is also actively involved in health promotion programs across the university. She practiced physical therapy for over 35 years and was a spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association for almost 20 years.

Dr. Winter sits on the Fairfax County Health and Human Services Council, a group of 20 members appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors tasked with analyzing the needs and effectiveness of the county’s health and human services system.

Dr. Winter’s presentation is made possible by the Mason Speakers Bureau, part of George Mason University’s Office of Community and Local Government Relations in Fairfax.
2018 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast
Volunteer Fairfax hosts the Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast, providing the opportunity to honor volunteers who have given outstanding service to the community. Be a part of recognizing incredible volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make our community a better place! RSVP volunteers are invited to attend the event. This invitation is extended to you as a reward for your work throughout the community!  Sign up to reserve your spot today!  Deadline is April 6.

When: Friday, April 27 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Where: Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150
April Group Service Project
Since we had to cancel the March group service project at River Farm due to the snow storm, we will be rescheduling for April! Come out to the American Horticultural Society's headquarters at River Farm to help with spring garden maintenance. Click here to sign up.

When: Tuesday, April 24 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: River Farm, 7931 E Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308
AHS Spring Garden Market
Join the American Horticultural Society for their spring garden market! Volunteers are needed to help with vendor check-in and property set-up, the garden shop, the hospitality/membership tent, parking, plant check and porter, the rental office, and volunteer check-in. To sign up for a shift, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Short at lshort@ahsgardening.org or 703-768-5700 ext. 133.

When: Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: River Farm, 7931 E Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308
Walk to End Sexual Violence
Embrace your voice, be an agent for change! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please join OFWDSVS for the 4th Annual Walk to End Sexual Violence. Volunteers are needed to fill several slots and tasks. Please click here for shift details and to sign up . There will be a resource fair, DJ, zumba, raffle and food trucks.

When: Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.
Healthy Strides Community 5K and 10K
Healthy Strides Community 5K and 10K run is looking for volunteers for their annual race at Burke Lake Park! Volunteer opportunities include registration assistance, bag check assistance, hospitality table, refreshments table, course attendant, water stop, and set up. For more details and to sign up, click here.

When: Saturday, April 21 from 5:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
What on Earth are we doing for Earth Day?
Come and celebrate Earth Day at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Volunteers are needed to help lead a trash clean up, a craft activity, a water run-off activity, a bowling game, table games, word searches, and corn hole. If you are interested in signing up for any of these volunteer needs, please email Allison Hartley at Allison.Hartley@fairfaxcounty.gov .

When: Sunday, April 22 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA, 20151
8th Annual Fairfax Run for the Children
Volunteers are needed to aid Fairfax CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) host their largest fundraiser of the year! Their annual 8K and 3K run requires lots of hands on deck including: set up/clean up crews, course marshals, water stations, registration, bag check, and food tent servers. For more information and to sign up, contact Ashleigh Conrad at aconrad@casafairfax.org or 703-273-3526 ext. 10.

When: Saturday, April 28 from 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Fairfax County Courthouse Complex, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
50+ Employment Expo
Save the date for the 50+ Employment Expo! Recruiters from dozens of employers, including non-profits, government, healthcare, retail, technology and more from all over Fairfax County will be there! Volunteers are needed to help with registration from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Volunteers are also needed as resume advisors from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Carol Wright at 703-324-5410 or carol.wright@fairfaxcounty.gov.

When:  Monday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Fair Oaks Marriott, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA
Junior Achievement - Finance Park
Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, needs more volunteers at Finance Park. The total time commitment is 5 hours, including a 1-hour training the morning of your scheduled volunteer day. You will use your training knowledge to guide students through different phases of the day that simulate real-world budgeting decisions, spending research, and bill payment. As you guide students through the digital simulation, you'll share your own life experiences and help them walk a day in your shoes. You bring the program to life. No financial experience necessary! Contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Carly Hubicki, at  chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-403-5360 to sign up!
When: Wednesday, April 4 from 8:20 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Thursday, April 5 from 8:20 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Friday, April 6 from 8:20 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10 from 8:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Monday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: 4099 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
RSVP Podcast
RSVP Northern Virginia is proud to present its very own podcast series!  Go to our Youtube website to check them out! The podcasts include information about the program, interviews with volunteer coordinators at our partnering workstations, and interviews with our wonderful volunteers! Every Tuesday there is a new RSVP Podcast. Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming podcast? Do you have a question about volunteering that you would like to hear answered during a podcast? Please be sure to email all of your podcast suggestions and questions to RSVP Marketing and Outreach Assistant, Rob Paine, at  rpaine@volunteerfairfax.org .
Timesheet Submissions
Please remember to submit your March timesheets!  Tracking volunteer hours is essential to our program; it is the number one way we report our volunteers are active and keeps the program up and running. If you have any questions, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Carly Hubicki, at  rsvp@volunteerfairfax.org  or 703-403-5360.
Welcome New RSVP Volunteers!
Rose Sutton
Jim Reeves
Eddie Drawdy
Maggie Weber
Lori Tietz
Deanna Korch
Douglas Brock
Carol Martin
Laurie Murphy
Robert Waxman
Jay Dowling
Leena Bhimani
James Wallar
Invite a Friend or Group!
Help us grow our volunteer community.  Invite family, friends and neighbors to get involved with RSVP! 

Upcoming Orientations:

Upcoming Lunch & Learns:

Know an organization or club that would like an  on-site orientation? Contact Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org  or 703-403-5360.
Arlington Cares
This free event seeks to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism through a recognition ceremony as well as a Volunteer Fair. Nominations for the Volunteer Awards will open March 1 and be received until May 1, 2018. Learn more about the specific awards and nomination process here.

When: Tuesday, July 24 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203