Monday, July 22, 2024

Senior Corps RSVP can help you choose your next ‘career’. What will it be? Tutor. Counselor. Visitor. Driver. Mentor. Clerk. Builder. Presenter. Coordinator. Packer. Advocate. Shopper. Difference Maker!

Volunteer Opportunities – Members of Senior Corps RSVP continue making significant contributions to others long after their professional careers have ended. Membership is open to anyone age 55 and older. There are no fees to either the senior volunteer or to the community agencies that rely on the services of volunteers.

If you’re interested in helping others contact the RSVP office. Our staff will work to match your interests and available time to what needs to get done in your community. Receive personalized placement in a volunteer position that best suits you, along with insurance protection while you’re volunteering.

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Here are just a few Volunteer Opportunities to consider.

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Apprise Counselor

Receive training to help consumers (and their families or caregivers) make the right choices to meet their health care needs. Work one on one with clients during scheduled appointments.

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Back Pack Buddies

On the third Friday of every month work as part of a team at a warehouse in the Bath-Nazareth area to fill bags with food for the weekend for area youth. The bags are distributes through agencies that serve children who receive free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch during the school day and don’t have access to those meals on the weekend. These low-income children eat their meals at school through government subsidized breakfast and lunch programs. For them, weekends and holidays can mean going hungry. Even moderate malnutrition can have long-lasting effects on children’s growth and ability to learn.

Once identified, these children receive a weekly backpack of kid-friendly food to supplement their meals from Friday night until they return to school on Monday morning. Each backpack contains cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, macaroni and cheese, canned one-dish meals, and healthy snacks – “kid-friendly” foods that are nutritious and easily prepared.

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Blood Center Hosts and Aides

Be a canteen host or hostess. Donor aides are also needed in all areas.

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Clerk in Gift Shops & Thrift Stores

Stock shelves, display merchandise, assist customers and cashier. Help is needed at various shops and stores located throughout the three counties.

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Provide rides to and from appointments for senior citizens and/or persons with disabilities. Door-through-door assistance in getting to appointments can help individuals remain living safely in their own homes once they no longer drive.

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Fight Senior Hunger

Join with a team of volunteers on the first Tuesday of every month in a warehouse located in Bath-Nazareth area, between Rt 512 and Rt 191, to help fill boxes with food provided by the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Volunteers set up an assembly line to pack, seal, and stack the boxes so they are ready to be delivered to agencies for distribution to area senior citizens, new mothers and children.

SUNShine Boxes (Serving UnderNourished Seniors) help to improve the health and nutrition of low-income senior citizens.

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Food Pantry – Food Bank Helper

Help staff a local food banks or food pantries on a weekly or monthly basis, dependent on the days and hours of operation.
The tasks performed by volunteers can include: managing the site, driving to pick up donated food and deliver it to the Food Pantry, stocking, shelving, bagging, checking in clients, distributing food, recordkeeping and paperwork.

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Grocery Shopper

Grocery shop for or with seniors or adults with disabilities. Generally, indivuduals need a volunteer to shop for them once or twice a month. There are also some grocery shopping assignemtns that may include transporting someone to and accompanying them through the grocery store once or twice per month and helping them carry in the bags of groceries.

You can choose if you want to shop for or with an individual. The hours are flexible based upon your and the individual’s needs.

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Guest Visitor/ Guest Speaker

Do you have a hobby, collection or skill to share with others? Can you run a craft class, lead a sing-a-long, lead excercises, play an instrument, talk about your travels, share a collection? If so, you can add some extra special cheer by sharing your interests or talents with residents of adult day programs, personal care or nursing homes.

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Literacy Corps

In the early grades students learn to read. By fourth grade they read to learn. Students not reading at grade level by the third grade are at risk of falling behind.
Work with the same small group of young students each week. Teachers will provide activities, detailed directions and all materials. Elementary Schools in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the Sate Belt are in need of Literacy Corps volunteers.

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Meal Delivery

Drivers and Visitors Teams – Delivery volunteers are the heart and soul of home-delivered meals programs and touch the lives of homebound seniors and adults with disabilities with food and friendship. Your smile may be the only one they see all day! You may volunteer once a week, once a month, or whenever your schedule permits.
Delivery teams, consisting of a driver and visitor, deliver meals to between 8 and 16 people on each route. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance. You will also use your own car to deliver meals.

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Office Support

Provide help by answering phones, filing, making photocopies, also some front desk duties at various organizations in the Lehigh Valley.

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Once a month visit with residents of a long-term care facility close to your home. Listen to concerns on a person-to-person basis. Concerns could be about quality of care or simple questions concerning Residents’ Rights

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Senior Medicare Patrol Presenters

Speak to senior groups to inform them about Medicare Fraud – how to recognize it and protect themselves from it. All presentation materials, handouts, and training provided.

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Server at Soup Kitchen

Be part of the team that prepares and serves meals to individuals who rely on local Soup Kitchens for a warm, nutritious noon meal.

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Special Events Assistant

Non-profit agencies need extra help when they put on special programs or one-time events. This is a great way to meet people who share your interests and compassion while helping local agencies meet their fundraising goals.

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