The Story Behind RSVP
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers hold a special place in the hearts of the non-profit organizations serving the community. For they are often the most reliable and eager volunteers that come through their doors, donating their time, strength, and effort. We honor these volunteers. We are ever grateful for the army of seniors dedicated to working for the collective.
Like the honeybee, the AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer has worked their way into the nonprofit ecosystem and taken on a pivotal role in the chain of service. RSVP-Northern Virginia has taken on that honeybee as a symbol of the AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer. For at the first immediate call for help, our volunteers swarm the community, find needs and gaps, and fill them in with their precious time.
While one volunteer may not be able to provide all the assistance needed, our army helps create bridges. Resources get distributed to the most vulnerable populations. Entire communities become empowered.
RSVP-Northern Virginia is nothing more, but nothing less, than a center for these bees. We’ll point them to a food pantry, to a tutoring center, or to another location in need of an extra body or brain to achieve the end goal of a stronger, more resilient community.