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RSVP-Northern Virginia
October 2018
Thank you to all our NVSO volunteers!
We would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make the 2018 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics a success! We want to give a special shout out to the 19 volunteer photographers from the George Mason OLLI program that have been at all of the games capturing the excitement! Click here to check out the photos.
October Group Service Project
For our October group service project, we will be assisting with one of the VolunteerFest projects at United Community Ministries. We will be helping with their monthly produce distribution. Volunteer tasks include stocking, organizing, and distributing fruit and vegetables. RSVP helped with this project last year and it was a fun and rewarding project! We hope to see you there! Click here to sign up .

When: Saturday, October 27 from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: United Community Ministries , 7511 Fordson Rd, Alexandria, VA 22306
If you are unable to attend the UCM VolunteerFest project, click here to sign up for one of the many other projects happening in honor of National Make a Difference Day from October 20 - 28!
RSVP Fall Meet & Greet
Join RSVP for our Fall Meet & Greet! There will be wagon rides, pumpkin carving, and fall treats to enjoy! We will also be assembling weekend meal packs for students that have limited food over the weekends. Current and prospective volunteers are invited to attend! Click here to sign up!

When: Thursday, November 1 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Frying Pan Farm Park , 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171
Crescent Fall Festival with Cornerstones
Cornerstones is in need of volunteers for the Crescent Fall Festival at the Crescent Apartments, near Lake Anne. Help is needed with set up, break down, grilling and serving food, and running games for the residents and their children. The event will be held in a central courtyard of the complex. Contact Susan Alger at susan.alger@cornerstonesva.org  to sign up.

When: Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Crescent Community Space, 1578 Cameron Crescent Drive, Apt. 1, Reston, VA. 20190
Vo lunteers are the Heart of Alexandria
Come join Volunteer Alexandria celebrate volunteers nominated by the community for their outstanding service. Volunteers are needed to assist with setup, registration, silent auction, and cleanup. Click here for more details and to get signed up.

When: Wednesday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314  
Multicultural Health Fair
Volunteers are needed at the annual Multicultural Health Fair. During the health fair, low-income families and individuals will have the chance to learn more about services they can receive, participate in on-site health screenings and tests and receive vaccinations. Click here to learn about the volunteer needs and to get signed up!

When: Saturday, October 13 from 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center, 25 W Reed Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Tax Season
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is starting their volunteer recruitment for the 2019 tax season. VITA offers free income tax preparation and filing services to families and individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2018.They are recruiting for front desk greeters (no tax training required) and volunteer tax preparers for basic returns. Come out to an information session to learn more. Questions? Contact Jessica Wilson at jessica.i.wilson@irs.gov or 304-561-3004.

When: Monday, October 15 or Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dept. of Family Services, Fairfax County Government, Conference Room 329W, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Junior Achievement Finance Park
School is back in session in Northern Virginia and our friends at Junior Achievement Finance Park need more volunteers for a few dates in September and October. 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, October 11, 18, 25 and Thursday, November 1, 15 from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: La Cocina, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
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!
APAH Survey Volunteers
APAH is in need of volunteers to assist with their door-to-door resident satisfaction survey project. Orientation will occur onsite. Amharic speakers especially helpful but not required. Contact Julie Booth at jbooth@apah.org or 571-800-6462 if you are interested.

When: Wednesday, October 3 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Arlington, 22206 (Shirlington area)
RSVP Workstation Close Up
United Community Ministries
Story by RSVP outreach and marketing specialist Rob Paine
RSVP Northern Virginia is again teaming up with United Community Ministries of Alexandria on Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
On the last Saturday of every month, the Capital Area Food Bank arrives at UCM with a big truck of fresh local produce which is distributed in its back parking lot, according to Diane Hill, a development and communications officer with UCM.  To continue reading, click here to go to our blog!

Also, click here to listen to a podcast about UCM.
Timesheet Submissions
Please remember to submit your September 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!
Jose Acosta
Sandra Baron
Mary Billingsley
Irene Johnson
Carlee Metcalfe
Ricky Weiss
Ramona White
Anne Bradford
Lynn Jordan
Lynn Cline
Ann Confer
Patricia Gabler
Mary King
Patricia Lake
Nancy Wimberg
Al Wong
Evy Englander
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.