966 Spring 2019 The Value and Benefits of Volunteering in Retirement
Friday, 1:00–2:30, Apr. 5
Instructors: Carly Hubicki, Emily Thomas, Janet Davison, Rob Paine
Sharing your time and expertise with those in need is not only good for the community, it’s good for you as well! Come learn about the growing critical role that seasoned volunteers play in northern Virginia. Find out how volunteering in retirement can improve your health as well as your outlook on life while opening up new social frontiers with like-minded neighbors. In this session, we will dispute common misconceptions of seniors in service. You will learn the secrets of the trade from the region’s top volunteers and volunteer coordinators. We will help you discover the variety of fun and meaningful opportunities that await you.
Carly Hubicki is the volunteer specialist for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for northern Virginia. She personally matches the skills and interests of individuals 55 years old or better with meaningful volunteer opportunities in Fairfax County, Arlington County, and Alexandria. Emily Thomas has worked for Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services since 1999. She joined the Area Agency on Aging Volunteer Solutions Team five years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in family and child development from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Janet Davison has a master’s degree in global affairs from George Mason University and an undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Spanish and international affairs. She has held multiple positions with Volunteer Fairfax, but has recently transitioned to the position of RSVP-Northern Virginia Program Manager. Rob Paine came to RSVP after an extensive career in journalism. He spent nearly a decade at the Associated Press. He is also an award-winning photojournalist. Paine has a BA in journalism from Lynchburg University.?As a volunteer, he leads promotional?efforts for several nonprofits, including the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.