Thank you for your interest in RSVP volunteer opportunities. Due to COVID19 - this position is temporarily on hold. Please check back in early June for updates.
Community Road Patrol Volunteers do many things to assist the Kentwood Police Department in keeping the community safe and secure. Kentwood VIP's are able to learn more about law enforcement, the community, provide valuable service within the community which helps increase the effectiveness of the Kentwood Police Department. All VIPs work in pairs.
Things Kentwood VIP's are involved with, but not limited to are:
Conduct vacation house checks
Report city code violations
Enforce violations of handicap/fire lane parking and other parking laws not being followed
Be an extra set of eyes/ears for community relations
Conduct site inspections
Maintain excellent community relations
Must be 55+ years or older
Good interpersonal skills
Attend all required trainings
Wear uniform (provided by KPD) during volunteer shift
Drive a city vehicle
Pass all requireed background checks, applications, screenings required by KPD and have good mobility
Have a vaild MI State Driver's License w/ a clean driving record
678 Front Ave NW, Ste 205, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, US
Connecting seniors to meaningful volunteer opportunities which utilize their experience and skills at non-profit organizations that impact the essential needs of Kent County residents.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental insurance while on duty, pre-service orientation, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.