Active Adults are using free time to impact local nonprofits

Volunteers of America RSVPActive adults across the metro area donated 106,000 hours of service last year. All this was possible through the Volunteers of America Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), which connects volunteers 55 and better with meaningful opportunities to serve in our community.

“RSVP Volunteers are making a tremendous impact in the communities they serve. Volunteering builds empathy, strengthens social bonds and makes you smile,” said Cathy Law, RSVP Project Manager.

RSVP is a federally funded program through Senior Corps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The program has over 600 volunteers serving in Denver, Douglas, and western Arapahoe counties supporting the mission of Volunteers of America and 40 other non-profits in the metro area. Some of the more popular volunteer opportunities include delivering Meals on Wheels, tutoring and mentoring in the schools, educating the community on disaster preparedness, and volunteering at one-time special events. Volunteers also enjoy our social activities and monthly community projects.

RSVP is a one-stop-shop for volunteer opportunities in Denver, Douglas, and Western Arapahoe areas. RSVP takes all the work out of finding and getting connected to volunteer opportunities. The program connects volunteers with as few or as many volunteer opportunities as they would like, based on interests and skills.

“It is truly a privilege to help Coloradoans find a place to apply their time, talents and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of those in need as well as their own,” Law said.

In addition, RSVP provides all actively enrolled volunteers with supplemental liability insurance that covers for the duration of their volunteer shifts. Some volunteers may even qualify for travel reimbursement to help cover the cost of transportation to and from their volunteer station.

To find out more about the RSVP Program, contact Rachel Denenberg, RSVP Program Coordinator at 303-297-0408 or rdenenberg@voacolorado.org.


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