VOLUNTEER

RSVP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Transportation Program - Door-to-door safe transportation for seniors and disabled persons.

  • Home Companion Program - Provide emotional support, socialization, and human contact that is necessary for the homebound elderly.

  • CARE Law Program - Assist the CARE Law Program Attorney with administrative duties to support legal services.

  • Philips Lifeline - Help install this emergency response system which gives immediate access to emergency services.  

  • Veterans Volunteers in Partnership (Veterans VIP) - Veterans VIP volunteers help veterans to access the goods and services they need such as transportation and respite care, which helps to maintain their independence and dignity.

  • Respite Care Program - Provide regular breaks to exhausted and stressed caregivers who are overwhelmed by their selfless 24/7 care.  

  • Homemaker Services - Assist frail, homebound seniors with housekeeping such as dusting, kitchen, and bathroom cleaning, floor maintenance as well as laundry and linen changing.

  • RSVP Farmer’s Market Coupons - Distribute coupons each summer to low-income seniors who may not be able to afford fresh produce.  

  • Resistance Training Program - Help with the Exercise Program.

  • Community Volunteer Stations - Stations include schools, libraries, day-care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, local and state government, and other community service organizations.  

 

Volunteers can expect RSVP to:

  • Value and appreciate your time, talent and expertise

  • Treat all volunteers with respect and decency

  • Provide a broad range of rich and enjoyable experiences

  • Be flexible and work with your schedule and availability

  • Inspire every individual to work together respectfully with dignity

  • Protect your privacy and not release contact information without permission

  • Maintain a positive work environment

  • Provide training and materials necessary for participating in programs

  • Conduct National Sex Offender Public Website Checks and Background Checks depending upon the level of access to vulnerable populations

We expect Volunteers to:

  • Provide a safe environment and keep safety as your top priority

  • Respect the clients served privacy by providing confidentiality

  • Represent RSVP and our agency partners in an appropriate and responsible manner at all times

  • Be non-confrontational while performing RSVP duties

  • Be prompt, reliable, and follow through on all commitments

  • Be positive and helpful! 

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RSVP provides a variety of opportunities for people to participate in the life of their community through significant volunteer service.  Volunteering helps to increase the public’s awareness of the vast knowledge, experience, expertise and love found in people like you who want to give back! 

Volunteers will find a rewarding and enriching experience when they discover that our elders have amazing life stories and life experiences to share.  Spending time with a senior not only provides them with their immediate needs, whether it be transporting them to a critical doctor’s appointment, or spending time with them at home, it also allows for much-needed socialization and quality time.  We all benefit when seniors remain independent and active members of our communities.

Anyone can be an RSVP volunteer regardless of income, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, political affiliation, physical challenge or sexual orientation.  An RSVP volunteer must be willing to accept training and supervision as required, and be capable of performing the desired assignment.  Volunteers do not receive a salary or other compensation, except for mileage reimbursement and occasionally meals. 

RSVP’s focus is for volunteers who are aged 55 and older; however, we also accept volunteers over the age of 25 who desire to be a part of something great –  to volunteer with our organization to provide direct services for elders, veterans and 24/7 caregivers. 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the geographical area.

  • Demonstrates sound oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to operate office equipment.

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience

Any combination of experience and education would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities for this position.  Bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum High school graduate and two years communicating with persons of all economic levels and age groups, specifically with persons age 55 or older.

Working Hours

A commitment of about 15 – 20 hours per week required.

Salary Range

Monthly stipends, out of pocket expenses and mileage reimbursement provided. This is a contract position without benefits.