Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – Nov. 2018

Retirees Can Still Make a Difference: Volunteer with Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP ~

For volunteers age 55+ in Adams or east Arapahoe (Aurora, east Centennial, or I-70 to Deer Trail). Sponsors: Corp. for National and Community Svc., and Senior Hub. Studies say volunteers have longer/happier lives. E-mail/call trapp@seniorhub.org, or 303-426-4408 Ext 219 about these and others.

New Volunteer Opportunity: Tax Program Volunteers Adams County: The Volunteers In Tax Assistance Program needs many volunteers this year. Trainings are coming soon. Contact RSVP today.

New Volunteer Opportunity: The VA Medical Center (Aurora) Volunteers needed for a variety of volunteer jobs at the new VA med center. Drivers, guides, companion visitors and more. Call RSVP.

Senior Hub In-Home Care Dept: Many volunteers are needed for east and north-metro areas to help homebound seniors with housekeeping, shopping, meals, companionship, caregiver respite. Call RSVP.

High School Equivalency Tutors (Aurora Community College): Volunteers needed to help with GED prep, Adult Basic Ed and Adult Secondary Ed. Contact Tom Rapp at RSVP for more information.

Schools: Schools Where All Thrive (SWAT) Tutor/Mentors. Help 2nd / 3rd graders with reading in Adams 1 (Mapleton), Adams 12 Five Star, Westminster (Adams 50) or Brighton 27J elementaries for 2hrs/week. Teams of 3-5 volunteers assist 4 students per volunteer. We need more volunteers as we add additional schools. Training provided. Donna Rody, SWAT Prog. Coord. at 303-426-4408 Ext 220, or drody@seniorhub.org. Other school help: Many volunteer spots are available in several Adams/Arapahoe school districts in activities other than SWAT. Tom Rapp at 303-426-4408 Ext. 219.

Meals on Wheels (MOW): West Adams County, Aurora, Brighton. Deliver 1 day/week or more. Routes Mon – Sat take 1-2 hours. Many drivers needed. Help keep those needing meals from waiting lists because there aren’t enough drivers. Call RSVP today.

Senior Hub: Adult Day Service Dept: Volunteers to serve meals and help with activities. Call RSVP.

Senior Peer Counselors: Seniors age 50+ No experience needed, we train. Call RSVP for info. https://www.communityreachcenter.org/services/adult-and-senior-services/senior-reach.

Hospital Help: Platte Valley Medical Center (Brighton) North Suburban Hospital (Thornton), Saint
Anthony North (Westminster): Several different jobs. May require up to four-hour shifts. Call RSVP.

Military vet or vet’s spouse/widow:  All veteran’s questions answered or to volunteer, e-mail Buckley AFB Retiree Activities Office RAO.Buckley@us.af.mil or call 720-847-6693, also call RSVP for info.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Adams/Broomfield: Help children who can’t live safely at home to fight for safety, dignity and passage through the court system to foster care. Call RSVP.

Arapahoe County Dept. of Human Services (DHS): Volunteers needed for administrative and program support, information ambassadors and helping with children during parent’s appointments.
Vets Companion Squads: Older vets and/or vet spouses meet each month, share meals and events, assist at the Colorado Vets Home, and more. Call Tom Rapp for details.

Other: 1.Food banks 2.Senior centers 3.Congregate meal sites 4.Boards/committees 5.Recycle events 6.Short-term 1-time events 7.Lap robe knitters ( We also need donations of four-ply, non-wool yarn).