Monday, February 7, 2011

Community Volunteer Network: Leader Training, Gala, Gardening & More

CVN Chair's Report

Part of what makes CVN great is that the same people who participate in events are the ones who work with organizations to organize them, recruit and oversee volunteers, and follow up afterward.

In 2010, a number of people donated their time to coordinate volunteer and social events and to help improve our communications efforts. Special thanks to the following volunteers for their contributions:

Cheryl Hackley, Bryon Miller, Reco Thomas, Ben Wheeler (Monthly Volunteering Committee)

Jon Bunger, Marjorie Censer, Brynn Slate (Recurring Volunteering Committee)

Sara Abramson, Lisa Dorsey (Social Committee)

Tyler Cummings-Bond, Lauren House, Aamir Khwaja (Communications Committee)

Dan Bronson, Michael Manning, Heather Rabinowitz

If you're interested in joining the Leadership Team or a committee for 2011, please attend our Volunteer Leader Training next week or email me at

Hope to see many of you soon!


Find us on the web
Community Calendar

  • Committee of 100 - Wednesday, February 9th, more details

  • Remove Invasive Plants at Gulf Branch - Sunday, February 13th, more details

  • Happy Hour for Doorways at Front Page - Wednesday, February 16th, more details

Check out CVN's calendar or browse other volunteering opportunities in Arlington.

Upcoming CVN Events

  • February Monthly Meetup @ Tortoise & Hare (Crystal City) - Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Join CVN at Tortoise & Hare to learn more about our upcoming events and meet fellow volunteers. Our guest speaker, Ann Stretch of Travelers Aid, will discuss volunteer opportunities to help travelers coming through Reagan National Airport. Find out more, RSVP: CVN Facebook Invite

  • Volunteer Leader Training - Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. If you're interested in learning more about CVN, taking on new leadership opportunities, or finding out more about our plans for the year, we encourage you to attend our Volunteer Leader Training. Find out more, RSVP: Leader Training Sign Up

  • Arlington Catholic Charities "Putting on the Ritz" Ball - Friday, February 25, 9:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. The Arlington Catholic Charities "Putting on the Ritz" Ball is a black-tie event that raises money for their numerous programs including adoption services, food pantries, counseling, immigration and refugee services, and many more in Arlington and northern Virginia. This event, which will include approximately 800 guests, typically raises 10% of their program budget. Find out more, RSVP: Gala Sign Up

  • Sister Cities International Annual Conference - Saturday, March 3, shifts TBA CVN volunteers will be helping at the 55th Annual Sister Cities International Conference in Arlington. The conference draws more than 500 elected and appointed city officials, business executives, educators, nonprofit leaders, community activists, and volunteers from across the U.S. and around the world for a collective discussion regarding the future of citizen diplomacy. Visit our calendar later this week or email for more details.

  • ATS Schoolyard Garden Crew Launch Meeting - Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m., Ballston Mall Food Court Newcomers and seasoned crew members are invited to gather for the launch of CVN's second season helping out at the schoolyard garden at Arlington Traditional School. At this meeting, new volunteers can learn all about the monthly work days at the garden and hear from last year's regulars about the highlights of the season. We will also brainstorm ways we can deepen our relationship with the school and set goals for what the group hopes to achieve via service and social activities. Join us and get ready for a fun year of planting, growing, and learning! Questions? Contact Brynn Slate at

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