Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – Sept. 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.

14th Annual Senior Hub Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 8am-4pm.at Water World at 88th Ave. and Pecos. For vendor information and rental agreement forms contact Tom Rapp at 303-426-4408 Ext 219 or trapp@seniorhub.org. Spaces are $45 up until Sept. 14, and $60 week of sale.

5th Annual Denver American Indian Festival will be held on September 29th and 30th. FREE family friendly event celebrating Native American culture, food, dance, storytelling, and more. Volunteer at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E4DAAAB2AA57-2018. See also denveramericanindianfestival.org.

Schools: Schools Where All Thrive (SWAT) Tutor/Mentor Program. Help 2nd and 3rd graders to read better in Adams 1 (Mapleton), Adams 12 Five Star, Westminster (Adams 50) or Brighton 27J elementary schools for 2hrs/week. We need many more volunteers this Fall. Training is provided. Other school help: Many other spots are available in these districts in varied activities. Call Tom Rapp.

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

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

Senior Hub: Adult Day Service Dept: Needs clerical and filing help, and volunteers to serve meals and help with activities one day per week Mon.-Fri. Call RSVP for contact information.

Senior Peer Counselors: Seniors age 50+ to serve as peer counselors. No experience needed, we train!  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:  DEERS/ID cards, TRICARE, SBP, the VA, retired pay, wills, powers of attorney, prescriptions, casualty assistance, military records questions or to volunteer,  e-mail Buckley AFB Retiree Activities Office at RAO.Buckley@us.af.mil or call 720-847-6693.

Aurora Health Access: Volunteers help in many ways: Serving on boards and committees; helping with filing and clerical tasks; answering phones; receptionist duties. Call RSVP.

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.

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).


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