This issue includes:
RSVP Volunteer Luncheon April 16
Celebrate Vets at March Project
RSVP Share the Love with Valentines
Volunteer Fairfax Breakfast April 23

 RSVP-Northern Virginia March 2020 Update
Have questions? Please call RSVP at 703-403-5360
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam toured the headquarters of Volunteer Fairfax, Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Fairfax. During the special visit, the governor spoke with several RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers including Michael McLaughlin (shown with Gov. Northam) above. For more photos from Gov. Northam's tour, please visit Governor's Visit
All active RSVP volunteers are cordially invited to RSVP's annual "Thank you Volunteers" luncheon, Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11 am to 1pm King of Kings Lutheran Church, 4025 Kings Way, Fairfax, VA, 22033. Visit RSVP Thank you to sign up or call 703-403-5360
RSVP Volunteers
Spread the Love
at Valentine's
Meet and Greet
20 RSVP volunteers created close to 300 handmade Valentine's cards for local seniors during our special "Spread the Love" meet and greet service project, Feb. 13. For more info and photos from this successful project please visit Spread the Love with RSVP
Helping Seniors to keep "Living Healthy Longer"
RSVP partner The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is seeking volunteers to help promote the 2020 games. For more information on the NVSO's public relations volunteer positions and its need for an advertising coordinator, please visit NVSO 2020 or contact Shannon White
Attend the Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards April 23 in Chantilly
Celebrate volunteerism and the 2020 Fairfax RSVP Volunteer of the Year at this annual breakfast at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles Hotel in Chantilly, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., April 23. For info on a getting one of the limited number of RSVP complimentary tickets please email Brandi Morris at To purchase additional tickets, please visit Volunteer Awards Breakfast
Please file your timesheets! To read helpful info on reporting your volunteer hours and miles and why it is important please visit New RSVP Timesheet. Thank you for your help!
Keep "social" with RSVP, visit our blog at RSVP is also on Facebook , Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
Become more engaged with RSVP-Northern Va.
Would you like to be more involved with RSVP and help plan and support special events?
RSVP is seeking volunteers to join committees that will plan and support RSVP's special events. To read about the five committees and how you can play a role, please visit RSVP Special Events Committees.
Spread the Word on Senior Volunteering
RSVP is seeking additional volunteers to support its social media and public relations efforts. If interested (this role requires 4-12 hours a month of volunteer time) please contact RSVP Program Manager Brandi Morris
Upcoming RSVP
Group Service Projects
March 16
Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Group Service Project
Monday, March16,10 a.m.-noon
Capital Caring Alexandria
Please join us for our monthly Group Service Project where we will be helping Capital Caring Health prepare for their "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Program." We will be making blankets for Vets, "Welcome Home" posters, and putting together programs for the event. Please let us know if you have any questions. For complete event info and to sign up pleas click Welcome Home Vets
April 15
Celebrate the federal income tax filing deadline day with RSVP-Northern Virginia  April 15, 2020, by volunteering at JA Finance Park in Central Fairfax to help eighth graders from across Fairfax County learn financial literacy. For more info and to register for this fun project visit  JA Finance Park Group Service Project.
Please welcome our newest RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers who joined us in February they are: Melanie Smith, John Edwards, Maureen Edwards, Joyce Briley, Betsy Heilman, Lynn Rothman, Kathy Davis, Laura Schuldt, Beth Madiga, Tyler Przybylek, Jay Kloosterboer, James Blitch, Kathy Blitch, Christopher Loeser, Christine Loeser, Catherine Bucknam and Trish Williams. Thanks for choosing RSVP. We're glad you are here.
Join the RSVP Volunteer Photography Corps
As 2020 is heating up with lots of volunteer activity, RSVP is seeking photographers to helps tell the story of volunteerism in images, including at the April 16 RSVP Volunteers Luncheon and at the Volunteer Fairfax Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast, April 23. For more info , please visit
More news for the 55+ Set If you're a senior in Fairfax, another great resource for news is the Fairfax Golden Gazette. Read the March issue here.
Do you know someone 55 "or better" that would enjoy RSVP?
Please tell them about one of our upcoming "Art of Volunteering in Retirement" seminars. See below for dates, locations and sign up links.

If the info session you choose is full, please contact Shannon at to be put on a waiting list or to sign up for another
seminar date.

RSVP'er Sue Dussinger (shown above) volunteers with a variety of RSVP's partners. She also supports our outreach as a volunteer leader. To hear Sue in "her own words" talk about volunteering, click here.
Short takes with Shannon White, RSVP Volunteer Specialist
We have seen a huge increase in timesheet submissions over the past two months. BIG THANKS everyone who has started reporting hours and to those who continue to submit hours on a regular basis! Timesheets are super important to RSVP, so keep them coming! Remember, the hours you volunteer during our monthly group service projects should also be included. Thank you so much, Shannon.
Meet Volunteer Tom Sachs
RSVP member from Alexandria
Tom Sachs joined  RSVP-Northern Virginia , a year ago. The 72-year-old currently volunteers with our partner  Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church . To listen to talk about why he RSVP's,  click RSVP Volunteer Podcas t Thank you for all you do!
RSVP volunteers "Rock"
Farewell and thank you from Rob Paine
As this is my final RSVP newsletter, I want to thank you all for your incredible work and support during my three years at RSVP. Everyday I am inspired by your generosity and graciousness. The impact that you make our community by sharing your time and talents is beyond measure. Thank you and rock o n!
Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions has a variety of fun volunteer experiences available. See the list on our blog by clicking Volunteer Solutions Opportunities.
RSVP would also like to congratulate former RSVP Program Manager Nadia Hoonan who became the new Volunteer Solutions new partnership manager, in February. RSVP looks forward to working with you Nadia.
Have you seen our "Why do they RSVP" public service announcement featuring several of our volunteers?
If you have a friendwho is retired or about to retire and maybe wondering , what's next? share this video with them. Thank you, For more RSVP videos please visit RSVP on YouTube