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+. 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). You are cordially invited to join RSVP-Northern Virginia.

Listen to the RSVP Northern Virginia podcast!

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. 

Have you ever wanted to know more about your ancestors and to learn how you can discover the exciting history of your family tree?  Come join professional genealogist Sharon Hodges in a discussion on ways to explore and create your family history, including an interactive exercise on how to get started!  This free event will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Register by calling Senior Services of Alexandria at 703/836-4414 ext 110 or at

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.