Make an Impact Close to Home
RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and older. In Northern Virginia, RSVP volunteers are responding to community needs in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria. Individuals choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. RSVP is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). RSVP-Northern Virginia is sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax in partnership with Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria.
Lead with a Lifetime of Experience.
RSVP volunteers bring 55+ years of skills and experience, and many of them want to explore new talents! RSVP offers a wide range of opportunities, including:
Enrich Your Life and the Lives of Others
Studies show that volunteering helps us to live longer, more meaningful lives. In addition to meeting friends who share the same passion for service, benefits to RSVP members include:
RSVP to Serve Your Community Today!
1. Register for a one-time, one-hour RSVP Orientation to learn about current volunteer opportunities, RSVP member benefits, and volunteer policies. Click on one of following dates to register:
If you are unable to make any of the orientations, please contact Elaine Lydick to make alternate arrangements.
2. Complete the online VOLUNTEER INFORMATION FORM. (A hard copy of this form is available at the volunteer orientation)
3. RSVP will match you with the service activities that are the right fit for you!
Questions? Contact Elaine Lydick, Interim RSVP Volunteer Specialist: 703-403-5360
*UPCOMING RSVP GROUP VOLUNTEER EVENTS*
You must be 55 years or older to participate in RSVP Group Service Projects
April 25, 2015: REBUILDING TOGETHER ALEXANDRIA 8 PM - 4 PM
RSVP-Northern Virginia is teaming up with the Rebuilding Together Alexandria for this one time project. Teams of volunteers are mobilized to work in partnership with the community to repair the homes and improve the neighborhoods of elderly, disabled and low-income residents so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety and independence. Volunteers will work together to rehab a home in Alexandria, performing a variety of upkeep and repair tasks. Click HERE to register!
MAY 22, 2015: VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS HELPING HANDS PROJECT 9 AM - 12:30 PM
The Helping Hands Program occurs every May in honor of Older Americans Month. Volunteers assist an older couple sort through their belongings for donation and then transporting the donations out of the apartment. The location is in the Falls Church area and the specific address will be provided after registering. Click HERE to register!
May 26, 2015: 50+ Employment Expo
Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters to welcome and assist participants, and to support facilitators and speakers during seminar sessions. This event is sponsored The Jewish Council for the Aging in order to help people 50+ find employment in the area. Shifts are from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 11:30 pm – 2:00. The event will be held at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner (8861 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA) Click HERE to register!