Senior Volunteer Opportunities

Are You 55+? Do You Want to Volunteer and Give Back?

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), the region’s largest volunteer network for those 55-years-old and better, provides personalized support to seniors and retirees who are seeking their ideal service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.

RSVP offers more than 300 meaningful opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local food pantries, and teaching financial literacy. RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including the annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Several of RSVP’s nonprofit partners offer opportunities in the Falls Church area including New Hope Housing (operator of the Bailey’s Crossroad Shelter), The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Food for Others, a food bank in Merrifield.

Attendees will not only learn about the services RSVP provides but will also hear from the shelters staff regarding the critical role volunteers play in supporting the homeless, according to Hubicki.

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are also invited to monthly volunteer group service projects and social gatherings.

Volunteer for 2nd Annual Spread the Love Event, Feb 12

RSVP Northern Virginia is inviting volunteers to “spread the love” at its second annual Valentine’s Meet and Greet, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church.

During the meet and greet, participants will get to “spread the love” by assembling Valentine’s care packages and cards for local Meals on Wheels clients as well as for residents of Chesterbrook. New volunteers can also take part in a mini-RSVP orientation and hear from some of RSVP’s nonprofit partners about different volunteer opportunities needs in the area.

Chesterbrook Residences, located at 2030 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, VA, is sponsoring the event and will provide a free lunch to all registered participants.

This free event, which runs from noon to 2 p.m., is open to current RSVP volunteers and those 55 and better who are interested in becoming RSVP volunteers.

To sign up for the Feb. 12 meet and greet, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360.

Free Seminar on Volunteering in Retirement, Feb. 19, in Falls Church

RSVP-Northern Virginia will hold a seminar on volunteering in retirement, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m., at Bailey’s Crossroads Shelter in Falls Church. The one-hour event is free and open to the public.

To sign up for the Feb. 19 info session, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360.

The Bailey’s Crossroads Shelter is located at 3525 Moncure Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22041. Free parking is available.

Free Seminar on Volunteering in Retirement, March 5, in Kingstowne

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold a seminar on volunteering in retirement, Tuesday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m., at the Kingstowne Center for Older Adults in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The one-hour event is free and open to the public.

To sign up for the March 5 info session, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360.

The senior center in Kingstowne is located at 6488 Landsdowne Centre Drive, Alexandria, VA 22315. Free parking is available