You Can Get Involved!

Colin Powell PosterSeniors 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+. 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-Northern Virginia is sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax in partnership with Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria. RSVP is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Go to to get more information on RSVP Northern Virginia.

For questions, email Shannon White, Volunteer Specialist at or call on the RSVP hotline at 703-403-5360 or email

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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 or call 703-836-4414, ext. 13. 

Senior Academy - SSA, in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Public Affairs, holds two sessions of a 4-week course for seniors who reside in the city of Alexandria.  Participants hear from city officials on what programs and services are available to seniors and how they can become involved and engaged in their communities.

Volunteer Opportunities For Seniors to Help Seniors
Volunteer Alexandria, in collaboration with Senior Services of Alexandria, provides a List of organizations with volunteer opportunities. Search for additional opportunities by interest or zip code.