February's Opportunities & News
If you are interested in volunteering with RSVP in the opportunities below, please contact RSVP - Northern Virginia, Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org.
Please allow 2 business days for a response. Follow the links to learn more about each opportunity.

  • REPEAT: Outdoors with precautions: Farmers Market Volunteers Needed Through Fairfax County. Calling local food enthusiasts interested in supporting local farmers and connecting the public to good food. Market Managers especially needed at the Lorton, Annandale, and Kingstowne locations.

Fairfax County has provided up-to-date information for COVID-19. Check out their website and for daily updated dashboards, vaccine information, testing and safety information.
Throughout the month of February, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is celebrating Black History Month with a new series of programs, initiatives, and experiences.
In order to make way for expanding operations under the Fairfax County Health Department, the Volunteer Fairfax Offices, including, but not limited to RSVP, have moved out of the Burkholder Building. This does not affect RSVP's and VF's ongoing work toward mobilizing volunteers and resources to meet community needs. Until a new location is identified for us, and as staff continues to work remotely, our email, phone numbers, and mailing address remain the same.  
Fairfax County provides real estate tax relief and vehicle tax relief (only one vehicle per household) to citizens who are either 65 or older, or permanently and totally disabled, and meet the income and asset eligibility requirements. Qualified taxpayers may also be eligible for tax relief for renters.
Stuff the Bus!!!
Accepting Food Donations!!!
Fight hunger in Fairfax County! Help us fill the shelves of food pantries to support our neighbors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stuff the Bus will be collecting donations Saturday, February 6th at 21 locations throughout the county. Find the location nearest you here or come drop off donations at the American Legion Site at 3939 Oak Street in Fairfax to say hi to fellow RSVP volunteers!

Monthly RSVP Zoom Call
Thursday, February 11th:
1:00-2:00 pm

Join us next week for TRIVIA fun!!! Topics include Valentine's Day, Movies, Literature, and more! Join for your chance to win a prize!

Mark you calendars for upcoming Zoom Roundtables:

  • Wednesday, March 24th ,11:00-12:00 pm: The In’s and Out’s of RSVP: new grant, news, and info for you!
  • Tuesday, April 20th, 2:00-4:00 pm:  Volunteer Appreciation Day! Join us in celebration! 
Remember to Keep Track of your Timesheets

Review why timesheets are the life and blood of RSVP - NOVA with the beautifully written blast-from-the-past blog by RSVP Grants Coordinator, Tina Luebke.
Please submit timesheets to Shannon White at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org.
February Birthdays!!!

Ruth Sedei, Alan Shapiro, Leslie Manning, Loudette Fletcher, Andrea Shoham, Marietta Davison, Sally Storr, Jonathan Cooper, Gloria Benton, Mary Gioglio

May your lives be filled with peace and love!!!
The Golden Gazette is a free monthly community newspaper published by the Fairfax County Government. It covers local news-to-use and human interest stories for residents who are 50+. 
Contact Program Manager, Brandi Morris, at bmorris@volunteerfairfax.org or Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org for more information about RSVP and partnerships. Contact Marketing and Outreach Specialist, Vida Mikalcius, at vmikalcius@volunteerfairfax.org, if you would like to share a story or news with the RSVP community.
RSVP-Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington, is the largest volunteer program in the region for those 55 "or better" seeking convenient, meaningful, social and fun volunteer experiences. Sign up for a free RSVP info session at www.rsvpnova.org