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Friends of The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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RSVP-Getting Things Done!
Make a difference in someone life...volunteer!

The "Living Healthy with Better Choices" is an evidence based-program developed and licensed by Stanford University Patient Research Center. Called Chronic Disease Self Management (CDSMP), The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has been facilitating the 6 week work shops since 2010. We are looking for Peer Leaders (no healthcare experience neccessary) to train in presenting these workshops to seniors throughout Suffolk County, NY. Peer Leaders will co-faciliate these workshops that give participants tools in nutrition, stress management, excercise, and communication with healthcare professionals. The curriculum training is 4 days and will equip leaders with knowledge and a script to follow each session. Each Peer leader can expect to present 2 workshops a year.

This is a highly satisfing program as Peer Leaders see the difference having the tools and knowledge they give to participants. A textbook and CD are given to each participant for refrence after the workshops conclude.

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About Friends of The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Location:

811 West Jericho Turnpike Suite 103W, Smithtown, NY 11787, US

Mission Statement

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program's mission is to provide volunteer opportunities that adddress our areas educational,environmental, public safety and human needs. In doing so RSVP fosters civic responsibility while strengthening the ties that bind us together as people. RSVP volunteers are matched by skills and interests to over 100 not-for-profits in Suffolk County. The senior remains active and essential in their community by giving of their time and the volunteer stations reap the benefits of having experienced, committed adults who have "free" time to dedicate to their cause. Our volunteers are as diverse as RSVP's volunteer stations: from blood services, to wildlife refuges to food pantry's and a speakers bureau with 100's of other placements to chose from. There is something for everyone!

Description

RSVP/Suffolk County has about 800 volunteers placed at over 100ites in this area. From the "America Reads" literacy initative to Youth mentoring programs and running senior excersize classes at centers and every other placement one can think of, the RSVP program has a presence.

The RSVP volunteer is given supplemental liability insurance while on site In addition Awards and recognition are given each volunteer annually as to hours served. The volunteer choses their placement, the hours that best suit them and the days that they are available for their volunteerism.

Annually Tribute Day is a large luncheon attended by RSVP volunteers who are acknowledged by leaders of industry and elected officials for their community service.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

All of Suffolk County811 West Jericho TurnpikeSuite 103WSmithtown, NY 11787

(40.84808,-73.23364)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Life Coaching

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Peer Leaders will co-lead 2 six week workshops ann
  • Ability to be enthusiastic, empathetic and listening skills

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