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RSVP-Northern Virginia
November 2018
Volunteer Fairfax Welcomes New CEO
Volunteer Fairfax is happy to welcome our new CEO, Steve Mutty! Steve most recently served as executive director of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, a nonprofit that serves at-risk youth through adult mentoring and project-based learning. When asked about the importance of senior volunteering, Steve responded, “Seniors are such a vital source of talent thanks to their wisdom and experience. We look forward to working with our partners to broaden the appeal of RSVP-Northern Virginia to attract even more volunteers to meet the needs of our community.”
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November Group Service Project
For our November group service project, we will be partnering with New Hope Housing! We will be cooking a meal for the residents at Max's Place as well as making Thanksgiving place mats for their shelters. Max's Place provides permanent supportive housing for single adults who have serious and persistent mental health challenges, previously lived on the streets, and were resistant to services.  Click here to sign up!

When: Wednesday, November 14 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Max's Place, 6352 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Junior Achievement Finance Park
Our friends at Junior Achievement Finance Park need more volunteers for a couple dates in November. Click here to get all the details!
Spanish Translators Needed
RSVP is happy to welcome La Cocina as a new partner! They are in need of one or two volunteers to translate information from English to Spanish. Please contact Carly at 703-403-5360 or chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org if you are interested.

When: Thursday, November 1 and 15 from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: La Cocina, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
Landscape Clean-Up at Lane's Mill
The Historic Sites Volunteer Corps is looking for volunteers to help with a landscape clean-up. Click here to read more!
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Each tax season, VITA volunteers all over the country prepare federal and state tax returns for low-income families.  Tax preparers, screeners, greeters, and IT support is needed for this upcoming tax season. RSVP is partnering with VITA to hold a free info session about the program and how you can get involved! Click here to sign up.

When:  Friday, November 16 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042
Volunteer Alexandria's Family Volunteer Day
Join Volunteer Alexandria on the morning of November 17 for family volunteer day! Families will come together and deepen their bonds with each other and their community by assembling holiday stockings for families in need. Individuals welcome to attend, families encouraged. Please email mail@volunteeralexandria.org for more information.
Holiday Carriage/Train Rides
We are in need of volunteers for the carriage/train rides in November and December. Volunteers will help manage the line, collect donations, and educate the customers about RSVP and Volunteer Fairfax. If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Volunteer Specialist, Carly Hubicki, at 703-403-5360 or chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org. Click here to sign up for a shift.

When: Friday, November 23 and Sunday, December 16
Where: Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190
Hold a Holiday Gift Drive for Kids
Each year APAH (Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing) collects new toys and gifts for children ages newborn-18 who call one of their 16 Arlington rental communities home. These gifts make up a holiday gift shop where parents can choose a gift for each of their children. If you wish to learn more, to hold a gift drive to support their annual holiday shop, or to make an individual gift donation, please contact Julie Booth at jbooth@apah.org or 571-800-6462. Click here to learn more about the gift drive.

Collection Dates:  Now through December 12
Drop Off Location: The Springs Apartments, 555 N Thomas Street, Arlington, VA 22205
Holiday Toy Distribution
Join Volunteer Alexandria for their holiday toy distribution. On December 14 th , volunteers will sort donated toys to ready them for distribution the next day. The morning of December 15 th , volunteers will continue to ready the toys for distribution, then in the afternoon, parents will choose toys that best fit their children. Volunteers will help guide parents through that process, restock tables with toys, help wrap presents and engage children in activities. Please email mail@volunteeralexandria.org for more information.

When: Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15
Where: Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center, 25 W Reed Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
RSVP Engagement Leaders
RSVP is recruiting additional Engagement Leaders! RSVP engagement leaders fill many roles from managing volunteers at larger events to staffing outreach tables at fairs and festivals.   Click here to learn more!
RSVP Volunteer Close Up
Celia Boertlein
Story by RSVP outreach and marketing specialist Rob Paine
RSVP Northern Virginia helped Celia Boertlein find her niche.

Celia, honored in October as Volunteer Alexandria’s RSVP Volunteer of the Year, says she found out about RSVP while volunteering with New Hope Housing. “I got involved with RSVP through New Hope Housing initially and found that RSVP had volunteer positions open at Huntley Meadows, which has always been one of my absolute favorite parks,” Celia says.

Celia primarily works with the children’s programs at Huntley Meadows, a sprawling 1,500 acre park run by the Fairfax County Park Authority in the Hybla Valley section of Fairfax County.  To continue reading, click here to go to our blog!

Also, click here to watch a quick video with Celia.
Timesheet Submissions
Please remember to submit your October 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!
Golzar Allen
Oana Antony
Ann Clark
David Drachsler
Debbie Esposito
Loudette Fletcher
Edward Fletcher
Sharon Gottovi
Tom Guinan
Simon Ju
Kurt Kunze
Joyce Laux
Valerie Manning
Lisa Thamasett
Bill Tumbleson
Eva Adams
Lynette Charboneau
Mark Hindin
Kevin Hrynkow
Roger Morie
Ruth Sedei
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.