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RSVP-Northern Virginia
February 2019
Volunteer Fairfax is hiring a Director of Development. Click here to read more .
February G roup Serv ice Project
Join RSVP at the Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center to assist with bingo and meet with the residents! Click here to sign up .

When:  Thursday, February 21 from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where:  Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 50 (Entrance around the rear of the building), Falls Church, VA 22043
Upcoming Events
RSVP Valentine's Meet & Greet
Join us for our 2nd annual Valentine's Meet & Greet! We will gather at Chesterbrook Residences to assemble Valentine's care packages for the residents and Meals On Wheels clients to spread the love on Valentine's Day. Please feel free to invite a friend! Lunch will be generously provided by Chesterbrook. Click here to read more on our blog. And click here to register!

When: Tuesday, February 12 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Chesterbrook Residences, 2030 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, VA 22043
Healthy Strides
Play an important part of creating a healthy culture and community in Fairfax County! The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking people who are passionate about health and wellness to be Healthy Strides Ambassadors. The roles include being a walking group leader, wellness book club discussion leader, and park RX advocates. Click here to learn more!
Junior Achievement Finan ce Park
Our friends at Junior Achievement Finance Park need more volunteers for a couple dates in February. Click here to get all the details!
New Hope Housing's 80s Casino Night
New Hope Housing is in need of volunteers to help with their largest fundraiser of the year, 80s Casino Night! Volunteers will assist with the live auction, checking in guests, selling raffle tickets, and more. Click here for more information about the event. Interested volunteers should contact Sami Smyth at ssmyth@newhopehousing.org or 703-799-2293 x 11.

When: Saturday, March 16 from 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Where: Waterford Receptions, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150
Syrup Sundays with IHOP and LLS
Make your Sunday sweet by volunteering with IHOP and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)! Help IHOP and LLS raise funds in the fight against blood cancers by asking IHOP patrons to donate to LLS. Volunteers will be helping servers in various IHOP's by talking to customers and selling LLS icons. It is not required to sign-up for multiple Sunday volunteer shifts. Click here to sign up for a shift!
Speak Up Be Safe Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to facilitate the Speak up Be Safe curriculum in Fairfax County Elementary Schools. The curriculum focuses on child safety and child abuse prevention; it aims at empowering children in case they are threatened or victimized. Facilitators will be trained and asked to commit for 1 year, facilitating four 2 hour classes per/month. Contact Cecilia Tatis at 703-324-7459 or Cecilia.tatis@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information or to sign up.
Tax Return Service
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program will be providing free federal tax return preparation and e-filing from February 1 through April 15, 2019 for taxpayers of all ages. The twelve centers in Northern Virginia also prepare Virginia, Maryland and DC returns.  Click here for a full list of the sites. For more information or any questions, email aarpdist5@gmail.com.
New on the Blog
Don't forget to check out the latest posts on the RSVP blog, The Invite! Also, feel free to add comments and questions to the posts you read. We love to hear from our volunteers!

RSVP Workstation Close Up
Story and photo by marketing and communications specialist Rob Paine
“The reason I love RSVP volunteers is because you guys have the work ethic and you have the life experience and the understanding; you know that everything is not black and white, there is a lot of grey. You bring that welcomed experience and knowledge from not just your job but from working with people and understanding human nature,” says Susan Alger, director of volunteer and community engagement at Cornerstones.

For nearly the last half century, Cornerstones, a nonprofit based in Reston, has been helping neighbors by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality child care and other human services.

According to Susan, Cornerstones works with 6,000 volunteers to accomplish this mission in its service area which includes most of Northwestern Fairfax County.

Timesheet Submissions
Please remember to submit your January 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!
Denise Bell
Karen Bump
Christine Charters
Karen Fuentes
Charles Kuhman
Ann McNeish
Sue Ordakowski
Zaffar Shah
Betsy Sharon
Heidi Sitcov
Janice Terry
Cynthia Wilson
Nancy Yinger
Jay Lamb
Steve Hanft
Thomas Devlin
Christine Devlin
Mary Gioglio
Sara Holman
Kathy Joseph
Bonnie Mangan
Kathy Nelson
Lydia Patrick
Sally Storr
Invite a Friend or Group!
Help us grow our volunteer community.  Invite family, friends and neighbors to get involved with RSVP! 

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Know an organization or club that would like an  on-site information session? Contact Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org  or 703-403-5360.