This issue includes:
Annual RSVP Valentine's luncheon
RSVP volunteers shine on MLK Day
Who is your RSVP'er of Year?
Help plan future RSVP events

RSVP-Northern Virginia February 2020 Update
Have questions? Please call RSVP at 703-403-5360
Third Annual RSVP
Valentine's Meet and Greet & Monthly Group Service Project
Sign up by visiting Spread the Love with RSVP

J oin us for our third annual Valentine's Meet & Greet, at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at the South County Government Center to make cards for local seniors and spread the love on Valentine's Day.

We will provide sandwiches, drinks, Valentine's Day treats and card making supplies. The cards will be distributed to participants in several of Fairfax County's senior programs. Thank you to our partner Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions for helping secure space for this event!

When 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Where : The South County Government Center,
8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Va, 22309

To see some of the fun from last year's RSVP Valentine's event, please visit RSVP Spreads the Love
RSVP Volunteers
shine at Volunteer Fairfax's Give Together on MLK Day

Thanks to all the RSVP'ers who shared their time and talents on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 20,making it “A Day On, Not a Day Off.”

RSVP volunteers helped sign in volunteers and worked in support of several of the project stations during the day.

For the full story on RSVP and MLK Day and many more photos, please visit RSVP on MLK
Become more engaged with RSVP-Northern Va.
Would you like to be more involved with RSVP and help plan and support special events?
RSVP is seeking volunteers to join committees that will plan and support RSVP's special events. To read about the five committees and how you can play a role, please visit RSVP Special Events Committees.
Final Call for Fairfax RSVP Volunteer of the Year Nominations
Volunteer Fairfax is accepting nominations for its Fairfax RSVP volunteer of the year thru Feb. 7. For more information and to find a nomination form please visit Volunteer Fairfax Award Nominations
RSVP's first 2020 Lunch and Learn a success
Thank you to all of the RSVP volunteers and their guests for attending this event in January sponsored by The Mather in Tysons featuring senior living specialist Steve Gurney. To read more visit RSVP January Lunch
Please file your timesheets! To read helpful info on reporting your volunteer hours and miles and why it is important please visit New RSVP Timesheet.
Keep "social" with RSVP, visit our blog at RSVP is also on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
Spread the Word on Senior Volunteering
RSVP is seeking additional volunteers to support its social media and public relations efforts. If interested (this role requires 4-12 hours a month of volunteer time) please contact RSVP Marketing Specialist Rob Paine at
Please welcome our newest RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers who joined us in January they are: Cheryl Reid,
Chandra Chaudhari, Uma Chaudhari, Larry Demarest, Susan Koch, Jana Baldwin, Suzanne Holland, Maria “Neide” Winterstein, Mario Carlos Winterstein, John Miller, Anne Tausch, Michelle Harris, Mark Mainardi, Sr. Welcome! Thanks for choosing RSVP. We're glad you are here.
Save the Date NVSO 2020
Our partner The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics has announced the 2020 games will open Sept. 12 and close Sept. 27. RSVP will be recruiting more than 100 volunteers for this annual event. To view a gallery of photos from the 2019 opening day, please visit RSVP Volunteers NVSO
Volunteer in front of the stars at Wolf Trap
Volunteer ushers needed
Many of our RSVP members volunteer at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, including one of our RSVP volunteer leaders, Lou Coglianese. For more information on volunteering at this special park, please call RSVP at 703-403-5360. To hear Lou talk about his experience at Wolf Trap in "his own words," please visit RSVP at Wolf Trap.
More news for the 55+ Set If you're a senior in Fairfax, another great resource for news is the Fairfax Golden Gazette. Read the February issue here.
Do you know someone 55 "or better" that would enjoy RSVP?
Share the info below on our next RSVP "Art of Volunteering in Retirement " seminars taking place Feb. 3 in McLean, Feb. 27 in South County, March 12 in Oakton and our first ever Saturday seminar, March 21 in Fairfax City

RSVP'er Celia Boertlein (shown above) volunteers at Huntley Meadows. To hear Celia in "her own words" talk about volunteering, please click here.
Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions has a variety of fun volunteer experiences available . See the list on our blog by clicking Volunteer Solutions Opportunities .
This e-newsletter was designed, written, edited and photographed (except where noted) by RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist Rob Paine. Please email your story ideas to