Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – May 2018

RSVP members of Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP, our annual Recognition Luncheon is Wednesday, May 16 at the Adams County Fairgrounds Waymire Dome beginning at 10 a.m. Reservations are required by Friday, May 11. Call 303-955-6609 or email to register your meal count. Leave a voice mail for us if we don’t answer and we’ll call back to confirm your reservation.

RSVP finds volunteer spots for those 55 or older across Adams County, and in Arapahoe County in Aurora, eastern Centennial and the I-70 corridor to Deer Trail. Sponsors: The Corporation for National and Community Service, and The Senior Hub, Inc. Call Tom Rapp, RSVP Director at 303-426-4408 or e-mail, about the items below and many other opportunities not listed here.

Community Gardeners: Our garden program in the Northglenn/Thornton area can use helpers this season. For information about times and locations contact the RSVP office. We’re starting up now.

Hospital Help: Platte Valley Medical Center (Brighton) North Suburban Hospital (Thornton), Saint Anthony North (Westminster): Several different jobs assisting patients and families and providing directions. May require up to 4 hour shifts. Call RSVP.

Meals on Wheels (MOW): Routes in Aurora, Brighton, and across western Adams County. Deliver one day per week or more. Driver routes are available Monday – Saturday and take about 1-2 hours. Some seniors are being put on waiting lists due to a shortage of drivers. Call RSVP for details.

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

Aurora Health Access: Volunteers are needed to help in any of several 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 their safety, dignity and passage through foster care. Call RSVP.

Schools: Plan now to help 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. Help 2nd and 3rd graders with reading. We will need many volunteers for next school year. Training will be provided. Please contact RSVP today. These kids need you. Other school assistance: Elementary and secondary schools in Adams and east Arapahoe school districts will have many other spots to fill in a variety of activities for next school year. Contact Tom Rapp for locations and details.
Sr. Hub Adult Day Service: Volunteers are needed to serve meals and help with activities during the week Mon.-Fri. Contact RSVP.

Senior Hub In-Home Care: Volunteers help homebound seniors in metro-Denver with light housekeeping, shopping, fixing meals, companionship or respite for caregivers. Call RSVP today.

Other Volunteering: 1. Food bank help 2. Senior centers 3. Congregate meal sites. 4. Boards and committees 5. Recycle events 6. One-time & short-term events 7. Lap robe knitters (We also need donated 4-ply, non-wool yarn). Call about other needs not listed. For information call RSVP today.

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