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, 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.
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.
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
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.)