Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Brennan with Capital Caring

  • Posted on: 20 April 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

When many of Capital Caring’s hundreds of volunteers tell people that they spend their free time helping to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, they often get three typical reactions:   

1)           “Oh, my gosh, you are such a good person.”  This is usually said with a heavy accent on the word “good,” and sometimes paired with a facial expression of awe normally saved for visitors potentially just arrived by UFO.

Volunteer Spotlight: Kate Johanek of Jane Franklin Dance

  • Posted on: 19 April 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

Jane Franklin Dance, an Arlington based nonprofit arts organization, offers Summer Camps that explore movement, visual art and theatre. By the end of each week, campers put on show for friends and family to highlight an imagined Road Trip of camping, beach-going, exploring the artic or the ocean; or a specific adventure with a favorite feline or Fido.

Volunteer Spotlight: Gordon Hay

  • Posted on: 14 March 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer Gordon Hay says he was at a loss when he retired, regarding where to find volunteer opportunities. "I will never forget my first phone call to RSVP in 2012," says Gordon, a Falls Church resident who now volunteers for two of RSVP nonprofit partners, Capital Caring in Arlington and The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, based in Falls Church.

Volunteer Spotlight: Michele Doyle

  • Posted on: 19 January 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

When KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) announced it would launch its KEEN Sports program for children with developmental and physical disabilities in Arlington in May 2017, volunteer Michele Doyle said she’d help make it a success. As a busy professional, Michele has been balancing work, family and life demands with volunteering for more than 11 years. Michele began volunteering with KEEN in September 2006, and after her first sessions, she was hooked! 

ACE Loves Engaging Students!

  • Posted on: 19 January 2018
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

By Emily Bee, ACE Program and Administrative Assistant


Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), a community nonprofit promoting sustainable lifestyles, is engaging students across the county to be more involved in conserving the environment. Students who get involved in ACE are able to learn about the importance of stewardship to the planet starting close to home!

Volunteer Spotlight: E*TRADE

  • Posted on: 15 December 2017
  • By: mtucker@leaderc...

Culpepper Garden celebrates their partnership with E*TRADE, a publicly traded company with one of their corporate offices based in Ballston. What started as one weekly volunteer from E*TRADE has grown into a team of 13 employees volunteering in pairs twice a week to solve residents’ computer and technology problems in either our computer lab or in their apartments. One resident serves as logistics manager, coordinating resident requests with volunteers so that every minute is put to good use.