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RSVP-Northern Virginia
September 2018
September Group Service Project
Come join Volunteer Alexandria as they commemorate those who gave their lives on 9/11 by cleaning up and beautifying a local cemetery. Additionally, September is National Emergency Preparedness month and in honor of this, v olunteers will learn about how to be prepared in an emergency. Click here to sign up!

When: Saturday, September 15 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics - A few more volunteers needed!
We are in need of a few more volunteers for the 2018 NVSO including the cycling race and the swimming competition.   Click here to sign up!

When:  September 15 - 26
Where:  Various locations throughout Northern VA
Spanish Speaking Front Desk Volunteer Needed
Volunteer Fairfax is in need of a bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking volunteer to help at the front desk to answer phone calls and greet clients/guests. If you have questions or are interested in the position, contact Carly Hubicki at 703-403-5360 or chubicki@volunteerfarifax.org.

When: Once a week for 4 hours from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for a minimum of 6 months
Where: Volunteer Fairfax, 10530 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
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 Volunteer Survey Interviewer
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) is a new RSVP partner and they are in need of volunteers! Click here to learn about APAH and get all of the details!
Meal Pack Challenge
AARP Foundation will be hosting their second annual Summer of Service to Seniors Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall in honor of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. This event will rally thousands of volunteers to pack a million meals for distribution to struggling seniors in the Washington, D.C. area. To sign up for a 90 minute shift, click here .

When: Tuesday, September 11 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: National Mall, 12th Street and Jefferson Street SW, Washington D.C. 20245
Venture into Volunteering Fair
We are in need of 4 volunteers to assist at the Venture into Volunteering fair. The volunteers are needed to assist with parking lot traffic flow. If you are interested in helping, contact Carly Hubicki at 703-403-5360 or chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org.

When: Thursday, September 13 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Where: United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, 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!

CarFit Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the CarFit program which helps “fit” a vehicle to older adults to enhance comfort and improve safety. Click here for all of the details!
Paws for a Cause 3K Walk
Volunteers are needed to support Paws for a Cause, a walk in Fairfax City that benefits F airfax Pets on Wheels, Inc. Click here for the details!
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
Save the date for VolunteerFest 2018 presented by AT&T! VolunteerFest is a region-wide day of community service held every October in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day. VolunteerFest mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits accomplish tasks that they would not have the time or resources to do on their own.

When: October 20 - 27
Where: Various locations throughout the D.C. metro area
RSVP Volunteer Close Up
Frank Pallone
Photo and story by RSVP outreach and marketing specialist Rob Paine
When Frank Pallone retired after a 36-year career with the federal government, he still wanted to work.

After spending a year searching for another job, he became restless. He remembers telling himself, “This is going to drive me crazy, doing nothing,” he said. So he decided to embark into a career in volunteerism. His number one objective? “I want to do something that is going to help somebody,” Frank said. To continue reading, click here to go to our blog!

Timesheet Submissions
Please remember to submit your August 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!
Jackie Cochran
Patsie Libby
Sharon Morris
Tom Morris
Myrta Cintron
Ruben Cintron
Kay Dellinger
Danielle Keith
Renu Kumar
Jong Hsu
Edward Marion
John Nash
John Olsen
Bob Baker
Daniel Feighery
Edward Parker
George Bradshaw
Peggy Garlich
Christi Ham
Deborah Hartman
Victoria Liu
Lisa Leonard
Sharon Lincoln
Joanne Thornton
Marcia Hall
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.