RSVP is a federally-funded National Service program for people 55 and over who want to serve their local communities through volunteer service. For over 40 years, RSVP has served non-profits, schools and government agencies in Hancock, Henry and Rush Counties. In 2009, RSVP volunteers gave more than 24,000 hours of service to organizations such as Raintree Habitat for Humanity, Henry County Hospital, Sharing Forward and many others. If you want to make a difference in your community and your life, this is your invitation to serve. RSVP, please.
RSVP volunteers serve on a regular basis at some workstations (like the hospital), or serve only occasionally at other workstations. RSVP volunteers work as mentors, teachers, fund raisers, tour guides, construction workers, companions and countless other positions. Whichever way you prefer, we can find a good fit for your time and talents.
Volunteers with RSVP receive supplemental accident and liability insurance at no cost while serving as a volunteer, receive quarterly newsletters and invitations to RSVP-only social events and annual recognition banquet. They receive training at the workstation specific to the job to be done there.
RSVP is funded by a grant from The Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored by Interlocal Community Action Program, Inc. It is a Senior Corps program, along with the Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program. Nationally, over 400,000 RSVP volunteers gave more than 66 million hours of service to their communities at 60,000 workstations during 2008.
For more information, call Cindy Alexander, RSVP Coordinator, at the RSVP office at 765-529-4402, or stop in to see us at 615 W. St Rd 38, New Castle, Indiana 47362