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Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored locally by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend. RSVP has the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.

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1817 Miami Street
South Bend, IN
Counties Served: St. Joseph-IN, Elkhart-IN
Contact Person: Josh Story
Phone: 574-234-3111 Email:
Fax: 574-289-1034 Website:
Services Provided:
RSVP provides volunteer placement for seniors (55 and over) in non-profit agencies within St. Joseph County.

Volunteer Benefits:
*Free Membership & no meetings.
*Flexible hours.
*Recognition & Social Activities
*Variety of volunteer opportunities from which to choose.
*Supplemental insurance coverage while volunteering (Auto, Accident, and Liability)
*Opportunity to extend social circles.
*Opportunity to learn new skills.
*Satisfaction of helping others.
Disaster Assistance, Hospice , Literacy, Mentoring , Respite Care, Service Club

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Volunteer Opportunities:
OpportunityAge GroupCategoriesDate(s)Recurring
St. Margaret's House - Clothing SorterAdults, SeniorsAdvocates4/30/2010 - 1/1/2015On Going
RSVP - Special Events VolunteersAdults, SeniorsAdvocates4/30/2010 - 12/31/2032On Going
Family Justice Center - Child Room Supervision VolunteerAdults, SeniorsChild care, Children’s activities, Advocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Fernwood Botanical and Nature Preserve - Railway DocentAdults, SeniorsDocent/tour guide6/28/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
RSVP - MailersAdults, SeniorsClerical work, Envelope stuffing4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Milton Adult Day Service - Craft, Games, and Recreational AssistantAdults, SeniorsAdvocates7/21/2010 - 7/1/2011On Going
Snite Museum of Art/South Bend Museum of Art DocentAdults, SeniorsLiteracy, Professional Services, Docent/tour guide1/1/2014 - 1/1/1900On Going
Harbor Light Hospice - VolunteerAdults, SeniorsCompanion, Hospice, Advocates7/7/2010 - 5/1/2015On Going
Harvest Basket for Community ServicesAdults, SeniorsClerical work4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Memorial Hospital - ACCAdults, SeniorsCompanion, Advocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve - GardenerAdults, SeniorsTrail and garden maintenance6/28/2010 - 5/1/2015On Going
Center for the Homeless - VolunteersAdults, SeniorsAdvocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Center for the Homeless - ClerkAdults, SeniorsClerical work, Office Help4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store - Merchandise Clerk (Price/Sort Items)Adults, SeniorsAdvocates6/30/2010 - 5/1/2015On Going
Feed The Children - Packing Boxes VolunteerAdults, SeniorsAssemble food baskets, Packing/sorting food, Advocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Family Justice Center - Domestic Violence Intake Advocates TrainingAdults, SeniorsAdvocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Stone Soup Community - Life-Skills CounselorSeniorsMentor, Receptionist, Advocates3/1/2011 - 12/31/2011On Going
Valley View Health Care Center - Activities VolunteerAdults, SeniorsCompanion3/1/2011 - 12/31/2011On Going
St. Margaret's House - Kitchen HelpAdults, SeniorsPrepare meals, Advocates3/1/2011 - 1/1/2020On Going
Memorial Hospital - EscortAdults, SeniorsCompanion, Receptionist4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Parents as Teachers/El Campito - ChildcareAdults, SeniorsChild care, Children’s activities4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Regency Place - Social Activities VolunteersAdults, SeniorsAdvocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
S-O-S - Volunteeer AdvocatesAdults, SeniorsAdvocates8/18/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Memorial Hospital - PediatricsAdults, SeniorsChild care, Children’s activities, Advocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Memorial Hospital - Information DeskAdults, SeniorsReceptionist4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Guidance Ministries Adults, SeniorsAssemble food baskets, Clerical work, Disaster relief, Food pantry, Literacy, Office Help, Packing/sorting food, Prepare meals, Receptionist, Computer training, Advocates6/23/2010 - 7/27/2011On Going
Memorial Hospital - Flower Delivery Adults, SeniorsAdvocates4/30/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
St. Joseph County Public Library Homebound Delivery VolunteerAdults, SeniorsAdvocates7/7/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
St. Vincent de Paul Receiving Department VolunteersSeniorsAdvocates6/9/2010 - 6/1/2011On Going
Mosaic - Bridge BuilderAdults, SeniorsAdvocates6/23/2010 - 6/23/2011On Going
St. Vincent de Paul Office Assistance VolunteerSeniorsOffice Help, Advocates6/2/2010 - 5/1/2011On Going
Mosaic - Direct support VolunteerAdults, SeniorsHouse cleaning, Transportation, Advocates6/23/2010 - 6/23/2011On Going
Mosaic - Faith Friend VolunteerAdults, SeniorsCompanion, Advocates6/23/2010 - 6/23/2011On Going
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery VolunteersAdults, SeniorsDriving, Advocates7/21/2010 - 7/21/2011On Going
Mosaic - Internship VolunteerAdults, SeniorsProfessional Services6/23/2010 - 6/23/2011On Going
Santa's PantryAdults, SeniorsBoard of Directors, Children’s activities, Prepare meals, Reading, Advocates6/28/2010 - 6/28/2011On Going
American Red Cross Front Desk Receptionist VolunteersSeniorsOffice Help, Receptionist, Advocates7/21/2010 - 7/21/2011Weekly
Southern Care HospiceTeens, Adults, SeniorsCleaning, Clerical work, Companion, Hospice, Respite care7/31/2013 - 1/1/2015Weekly

Volunteer services include mailing assistance, special event assistance, reading for the pring impaired, mentoring youth-at-risk, assisting with disaster preparedness to list a few. Some of the sites our volunteers assist at are...
AARC - Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center
Alzheimer's Services
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Battell Community Center
Beginning Experience
Berean Community Center
Catholic Charities
Center for the Homeless
Community Coordinated Child Care
Harbor Light Hospice
Hannah's House
IRIS-Indiana Reading & Information Services
Leighton Center
Logan Center
Memorial Hospital
Milton Adult Day Services
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Northern Indiana Center for History
Notre Dame Alumni Association
South Bend Police Department Crime Prevention
St. Joseph County Public Library
South Bend/Mishawaka Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
St. Margaret's House
Studebaker National Museum
United Health Services
United Way of St. Joseph County
Youth Justice Project
Youth Services Bureau
Advocates, Clerical work, Docent/tour guide, Envelope stuffing, Hospice, Mentor, Phone calls, Reading, Respite care, Volunteer placement

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Donation Wish List:
Yarn DonationsWinterwear, Art supplies8/12/2013 3:55:56 PM
Old Cell Phones/Ink CartridgesPrinters, School supplies8/19/2010 5:34:04 AM

RSVP operates from a Corporation for National and Community Service grant and community donations. All donations are gratefully accepted to assist in the operation of its many programs. (Be sure to designate any monetary donations to RSVP of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties.)
Blankets, Gift cards, Mittens/gloves, Monetary Gifts, Office supplies, Paper products

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