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RSVP is your invitation to serve. You’ve gained a lifetime of experience.  Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over with nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country. Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging, over 400 RSVP volunteers serve in a variety of volunteer positions at non-profit and government agencies throughout ten counties in North Georgia. RSVP links those in need with those who serve.

Volunteer opportunities vary from weekly service to a few times per year. We currently have placement options in Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, and White counties. Opportunities vary in each county and include supporting older adults and providing services at non-profit agencies.  770-538-2650

Eligibility

You can enroll in RSVP if you meet the following requirements

  • 55 years of age or over
  • willing to serve on a regular basis without compensation
  • enjoy working with others to solve community problems
  • willing to accept supervision as required

Benefits

  • Flexibility – You choose your volunteer assignment considering the location, type of position, and time commitment.
  • Variety – Many options are available for different kinds of volunteer opportunities.
  • Individual Attention – RSVP works to match your skills, interests, and schedule with available opportunities.
  • Insurance – While volunteering through RSVP you are eligible for supplemental accident and liability insurance while on volunteer duty.
  • Recognition – RSVP and local station volunteer sites host appreciation events and provide recognition of your volunteer efforts.
  • Well-being – Documented studies indicate that older adults experience meaningful improvements in their mental and physical health when volunteering.

Volunteer Assignments

  • Deliver Meals on Wheels
  • Telephone / Visit older adults
  • Inform Medicare beneficiaries about insurance benefits
  • Mentor youth
  • Provide respite care for caregivers
  • Advocate for seniors in nursing homes and personal care facilities
  • Teach activities to older adults
  • Perform Disaster Preparedness activities
  • Provide administrative/clerical support at non-profits/government agencies

View/download RSVP Brochure

 

White County Color Guard Presents the colors.

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Appreciation Luncheon

“Stars and Stripes”

 

Thanks to the White County Color Guard for presenting and retiring the colors.

 

An extra big thank you to United Community Bank SIngersUnited Community Bank for sponsoring the RSVP “Stars and Stripes” luncheon and for providing the entertainment – the wonderful and talented United Community Bank Singers!

 

 

 

 

UCBwinner.11.12Thanks again to United Community Bank for providing the cash door prizes. Many more thanks to all the wonderful community businesses which donated door prize items for our hard working RSVP volunteers throughout North Georgia. Check out the complete list of door prize donators.

Gainesville State Students

We couldn’t have hosted such a wonderful event without the assistance of the Gainesville State College Social Science students who helped decorate, served lunch, and assisted the guests.

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Volunteer of the Year Treva Farris (r) spends all her time at the SAFE thrift store in Blairsville making sure all the items are categorized and displayed attractively in a way to facilitate sales. Proceeds go to fund the abuse shelter managed by the non-profit organization Support in Abusive Family Emergencies (SAFE). We all appreciate Treva’s upbeat personality and her efforts to make sure that families in need have a safe place to go.

 

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Station of the Year award was presented to Kathy Hill (center), Union County Senior Center Director, by Dottie Suchke, RSVP Director, and Lamar Gailey, Community Programs Director at Legacy Link, Area Agency on Aging. The Senior Center had the honor of having the most RSVP volunteers serve in the past year and also enrolled the most new RSVP volunteers in the north Georgia service area.

 

 

 

Learn more about RSVP and volunteering : (Links)

      Corporation for National and Community Service

Senior Corps

RSVP

United We Serve Volunteer Opportunity Search

Points of Light Institute

 

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