Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – April 2018

Senior Volunteer Program at The Senior Hub, Inc ~

Recognition Lunch for Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP members is May 16. Call in your reservations.
Studies show volunteers live longer and more satisfying lives and it’s never too late to start. We find volunteering for those 55+ in all of Adams County, and Arapahoe (Aurora, east Centennial, and I-70 to Deer Trail). Sponsors: Corp. for National and Community Service, and The Senior Hub, Inc. Contact Tom Rapp, RSVP Dir. at trapp@seniorhub.org, or 303-426-4408 Ext. 219 about these and other needs.

Are you a military retiree or the spouse/widow of a retiree?  Do you have questions about DEERS/ID cards, casualty assistance, SBP, TRICARE, the VA, retired pay, military records, wills, powers of attorney, prescriptions, etc.?  The Buckley AFB Retiree Activities Office (RAO) is available to help. If our volunteers can’t answer your question they’ll put you in touch with someone who can! Call 720-847-6693. (Leave a VM if no one answers.)  You can also e-mail RAO.Buckley@us.af.mil.

Arapahoe County Dept. of Human Services (DHS): Volunteers are needed to help in several ways: administrative and program support, and information ambassadors. Also helping with children during their parent’s appointments. Call RSVP for more information and contacts.

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

Meals on Wheels (MOW): Aurora, Brighton, and western Adams County. Deliver 1 day per week or more. Routes available Mon – Sat take 1-2 hours. Help eligible seniors avoid waiting lists. Call RSVP.

Schools: Help 2nd and 3rd graders with reading in Adams 1 (Mapleton), Adams 12 Five Star, Westminster (Adams 50) or Brighton 27J elementary schools for 2hrs/week in the Schools Where All Thrive (SWAT) Tutor/Mentor Program. We have schools waiting because we need volunteers. Training is provided. These kids need you so contact us today. Other school help: Many spots in a variety of activities. Elementary/secondary schools in Adams/east Arapahoe. Call Tom Rapp for info/locations.

Hunger Free Colorado: Volunteers to help with jobs to reduce hunger in the metro area. Call RSVP for contact information and further details.

Senior Hub: Adult Day Service Dept: Needs persons to pick up and take meals to ADS, and volunteers to serve the meals and help with activities Mon.-Fri.

Senior Hub: In-Home Care Dept: Need volunteers help homebound seniors in Adams/eastern Arapahoe with light housekeeping, shopping, fixing meals, companionship and respite for caregivers. Call RSVP today.

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.

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

Please call RSVP to ask about the many other volunteer needs not listed in this column.


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