LCNV Volunteer Shares How Her Membership with RSVP-NoVA Benefits LCNV Too

October 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM | Posted in Volunteers | Comments Off on LCNV Volunteer Shares How Her Membership with RSVP-NoVA Benefits LCNV Too


I encourage LCNV Volunteers who are 55 or older to consider becoming part of RSVP-Northern Virginia. As background, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of three under the Senior Corps, which along with AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America fall under the purview of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

RSVP connects volunteers with programs in the community. I don’t remember where I first heard of it, however, I found opportunities in Austin, Dallas, and now in Northern VA through RSVP. The staffs in all three locations have been wonderfully helpful.

One of the benefits of joining is the additional insurance coverage as well as mileage reimbursement of up to $20 per month, depending on the area/city. RSVP-Northern VA offers both benefits. In Austin, several of us followed the example set by a long-time RSVP tutor. We donated our gas money to the literacy center. We either turned the money over directly, purchased reference books for our class and then donated them to the library, or bought books listed on the center’s wish list. I intend to do the same here. To make that donation go even farther, volunteers can purchase books from LCNV’s AmazonSmiles wish list and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a share of the purchase to the charity of their choice, e.g. Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.

Information on RSVP can be found at or by contacting Courtney Kurzweil at 703-403-5360or

Kris Levenhagen, Volunteer ESOL Tutor
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Editor’s Note:  This is the last week for LCNV’s participation in ACT for Alexandria’s Fall Into Giving online donation campaign.  Purchase books and office supplies from LCNV’s wish list to help out LCNV’s classroom and tutoring programs, with the added benefit of AmazonSmile Foundation donating a share of all eligible purchases.  The campaign ends this week on Friday, October 31, but LCNV’s wish list will stay up and the AmazonSmile Foundation donations run year-round.  Find out more about Fall Into Giving here or go directly to LCNV’s Amazon Wish List and start shopping at

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