You Can Get Involved!
Seniors are a vibrant part of Alexandria. There are many ways for residents 55+ to be involved in the community—and many ways to assist people 55+. Become a RSVP volunteer, attend a monthly Speaker Series event, or be a volunteer in your community.
RSVP: Your Invitation to Serve - Make an Impact Close to Home
RSVP-Northern Virginia is a local partnership sponsored by Volunteer Alexandria, Volunteer Fairfax, and Volunteer Arlington. It is a regional volunteer program providing individualized support to connect adults 55+ with service opportunities that impact local needs and result in healthy and vibrant communities. Simply attend a one-time, one-hour RSVP Orientation, complete our online Volunteer Information Form, and RSVP will match you with an activity that is right for you. 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 America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and older and is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The next orientation to learn more about the program are:
April 25 - Volunteer Fairfax
Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) Speaker Series
SSA provides a monthly Speaker Series, which offers topics of interests to seniors, including legal issues, financial literacy, health-care education, retirement planning and more. SSA works to ensure that each session has local experts on the topic of discussion and provides the most up-to-date, accurate information for seniors, their family members and caregivers. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-836-4414, ext. 13.
Next Senior Speaker Series event:
Protecting Against Identity Theft and Fraudulent Schemes. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from 9:30 am-noon at Alfred Street Baptist Church 301 S. Alfred Street. Seniors can be easy targets for people wanting to take their money or identity. Come hear from experts on what scams are out there and how to avoid them. Speakers include: AARP, United States Federal Trade Commission, US Securities and Exchange Commission and the City of Alexandria Sheriff’s Department. Register for this free event by calling Senior Services of Alexandria at 703.836.4414 ext. 110 or go to www.seniorservicesalex.org.
Volunteer Opportunities For Seniors to Help Seniors
Volunteer Alexandria, in collaboration with Senior Services of Alexandria, provides a List of organizations with volunteer opportunities. Additional opportunities can be found here and can be searched by interest or zip code.