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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP, a Senior Corps program, is one of the largest senior volunteer organizations in the nation, engaging adults 55 and better in a wide range of volunteer activities. Volunteers determine their own schedule, whether it is a few hours a month or several hours each week...the choice is YOURS! You choose how, where and when you want to serve, the commitment is your choice. Our mission is to meet the critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of you, the volunteer, and the people you serve.

RSVP volunteers makes a difference through:

Through grants and funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service and other resources - including the energy and efforts of citizens age 55 and better - Senior Corps helps to meet the needs and challenges of America's communities.

The benefits to join are numerous:

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Food Services and Support:

Volunteers will assist in providing support, education and/or referrals for hunger and assist in providing individuals with emergency food from food banks or other organizations.

Aging in Place - Social Support and Companionship

Volunteers will provide a social element to the homebound through visitation, phone calls, transportation and assisting with the preparation and/ or delivery of meals.

Disaster Preparation:

Volunteers will assist with all aspects of a blood drive through recruitment and outreach, donations and ensuring a comfortable blood giving experience.

School Readiness, Mentoring and Tutoring:

Volunteers will assist in the classroom in preparing children entering kindergarten to learn and succeed or by offering tutoring and mentoring to school-aged children.

VITA ( Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ):

Volunteers will provide tax preparation or intake assistance to elderly and low-income clients.

Veteran Support:

Volunteers will assist with the socialization of veterans through community events and/or RSVP veteran project.

Environment Impact - Material Reuse:

Volunteers will assist with the collecting and sorting of materials at area thrift stores to reduce impact to the environment.

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I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Interested in joining the RSVP program? Do you already volunteer? That's okay ... you can benefit from joining the RSVP program too.

Call (812) 402-3170 today or complete an application and send to :

               Angela Hammers, RSVP Project manager

               Carver Community Organization

               400 SE 8th Street

               Evansville, IN 47713

               Email: ahammers@carverorg.org


Please fill out the Volunteer Application
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I NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Interested in learning how you can utilize RSVP volunteers at your agency?

Call (812) 402-3170 today or complete an inquiry form and mail to:

                Angela Hammers, RSVP Project Manager

                Carver Community Organization

                400 SE 8th Street

                Evansville, In 47713

                Email: ahammers@carverorg.org


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do RSVP volunteers only serve the nonprofit community?

    RSVP volunteers can serve at area non-profit agencies, healthcare facilities and faith-based organizations in fulfillment of our mission and funding requirements.

Why should I volunteer?

     The need for volunteers is great and the opportunities are limitless. Research indicates volunteering is associated with active lifestyles and positive health benefits, particularly in older adults.

I want to help to make my community a better place, but I am a snowbird or travel frequently for the holidays. Can I still volunteer?

    Yes! There are many volunteer opportunities that will accommodate YOUR schedule, regardless if you are available sporadically, seasonally, monthly or weekly.

Why do I have to report my hours?

     When you report your hours by submitting a monthly timesheet, it helps to document the impact volunteers make on the community they serve. The reported hours enable us to continue the RSVP mission by promoting volunteerism in the community and to provide placement for the volunteers and services to other agencies.

I want to learn more. Who do I contact?

   Please contact Angela Hammers at Carver's Senior Center. You can reach her by telephone at (812) 402-3170 or through email at ahammers@carverorg.org

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