Put your life experience to work by becoming an RSVP member.
United Way RSVP is changing the image of older adults. RSVP stands for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and is America’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and older.
Consisting of more than 500,000 volunteers throughout the country, RSVP members tackle tough issues in their community.
RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities specialized for older and more experienced adults. When a person joins RSVP, they will have a chance to learn new skills and become involved in activities that will benefit the local community.
Through RSVP, volunteers match their skills, wisdom and talents with the needs of the community in Lake, LaPorte and Starke counties.
Seniors 55 and older who have a genuine desire to make a difference in their community are welcome. There is no restriction based on education, experience, income, gender, race or physical challenges, only on the numnber of hours you have to offer.
Benefits include free membership, free volunteer placement, flexible hours, a quarterly newsletter, the opportunity to learn or share a talent and meet new people, training from the organization where you serve, supplemental liability insurance while volunteering, limited mileage reimbursement while volunteering, and social, educational and recognition events throughout the year.
Call Michael Glorioso, United Way RSVP director for Lake, LaPorte and Starke counties, at (219) 464-3583 or email Michael@unitedwaypc.org for more information or to get an application. You can also find out more online at www.nwivolunteer.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unitedwayrsvp.