RSVP Volunteer Highlight: Michael McCormick
RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer Michael McCormick decided it was time “to give back.”

Shortly after McCormick moved to Arlington from New York five years ago, he lost his wife.

McCormick says it was his wife that influenced him to go into volunteer work. He recalls, “she was always telling me, ‘successful people have an obligation to give back.’”

So McCormick signed up to be an RSVP Northern Virginia Volunteer and funneled his more than 30 years of experience with the Internal Revenue Service into helping others prepare their taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) CASH program at Fairfax SkillSource Center in Annandale. 
RSVP Northern Virginia will be holding a free volunteer orientation at the Westover Branch Library in Arlington, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Please click here for more details and to sign up!
During tax season, McCormick volunteers with VITA three evenings a week and a full day on Saturdays.

He says he likes volunteering with RSVP because it is a structured program. He also gets “internal satisfaction” through his volunteer work. Volunteering makes him feel more part of the community, he says.

RSVP, the country’s largest volunteer network for people 55-years or older, provides individualized support to connect volunteers with service opportunities in and around Arlington County, Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria that complement volunteers’ interests and skills.

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social events.

RSVP offers a wide array of opportunities for volunteers including providing rides, support and meals to older neighbors, assisting local veterans in need and helping prepare communities for disasters. In addition to his VITA work, McCormick is a volunteer guide for the National Park Service at the United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.

For more information about the orientation in Arlington, September 12, or about RSVP Northern Virginia, please visit , email or call 703-403-5360. RSVP orientations typically last one hour.

The Westover Branch Library is conveniently located at 1644 North McKinley Road, Suite 3, Arlington, Virginia 22205 and we will be in the Large Meeting Room.