Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – Jan. 2016
Volunteering in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is easy. Complete an enrollment for matching your interests to volunteering needs. We’ll find a spot that fits and add your volunteer hours to the total we send our federal sponsors showing how much seniors help in their communities. Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP finds volunteering for those 55 and up in Adams County, and Arapahoe County east of I-25. Sponsors are: Corporation for National and Community Service, and The Senior Hub, Inc. Contact Tom Rapp 303-955-6609 or firstname.lastname@example.org., to find out about current volunteer needs.
Senior Tax Preparation Program: It’s time to volunteer with the Adams County Senior Tax Preparation Program helping seniors to prepare their 2015 taxes. Trainings are being scheduled now, so contact RSVP quickly for more information. Many more volunteers are needed for this special program.
Totes of Hope Student :Assistance Program: Two Wednesday mornings each month 1750 totes are packed by volunteers with food items for homeless or disadvantaged students living in the Adams 12 Five Star School District. 10-15 additional volunteers are needed. To help these kids contact RSVP.
Help in Adams County elementary schools in the Schools Where All Thrive Tutor/Mentor Program (SWAT) working with 2nd and 3rd grade students behind in their reading skills, or in our other general elementary tutoring program. We serve Adams 1, 12, 14, 50 and 27J. We need 20-30 more volunteers for new schools and to replace volunteers who weren’t able to continue with us this year. If you like younger kids and have 2 hours per week to help we need you. Training sessions are being scheduled now, so please contact Ron Ausmus at 303.993.3062 or email@example.com to find out about SWAT, or to learn about our other general elementary program contact Tom Rapp at 303-955-6609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Veterans Health and Help Squads: Be the listening ears and helping hands for other veterans, military members and families. This is a program for military vets and/or their spouses (55 or older). Squads of vets/vet spouses visit with squad members by phone, help with activities, share meals and attend events together. Some help at the Colorado Veterans Home. Men’s and women’s squads are open. Tell your vet friends so they can join a squad with you. It’s fun! Call Tom Rapp for information.
Senior Peer Counseling Program: A new program through Community Reach Center will train senior volunteers to help other seniors who need someone to talk with, listen to their ideas and needs, and be a caring person in their lives. Call RSVP for further information.
RSVP Disaster Preparedness Team: We need more places to present this vital information about being prepared in advance for natural or other disasters. We also need more team members to give these talks so everyone, especially seniors can be adequately prepared if a disaster strikes.
General: Adams County Museum: To help with events. Thornton Food Bank needs someone with a pickup truck to bring donations from Thornton stores to the food bank twice a week. In-home care: Volunteers do grocery shopping, run errands, do housekeeping, offer business help or give friendly visits or telephone reassurance to the homebound.
Meals on Wheels: Senior Hub Meals on Wheels (MOW), Aurora MOW and Brighton MOW need drivers so people won’t miss out on this vital meal delivery program. Adult Day Care: Senior Hub Adult Day service in Northglenn needs helpers at meal times and with activities during the day.
Other: Recycling events helpers; Food bank helpers; Meal site servers; Serving in hospitals or senior centers; Serving on boards and committees; Miscellaneous short-term opportunities. Call RSVP for details on these and other spots.
Yarn Needed: 4-ply, non-wool yarn for our volunteers who make lap robes for nursing homes, homeless shelters, and veterans.