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Enhance the delivery of municipal services by relieving police officers of duties that do not require the authority of a police officer.
Senior Volunteers must be able to professionally deal with the public. There is some basic computer usage required. The ability to exit the vehicle for citation placement and retrieval of property is also necessary.
Senior Volunteers operate a vehicle which is equipped with amber overhead warning lights and a police radio. They are also given a phone while working. They always work with a partner Senior Volunteer. They are expected to obey all traffic laws and do not respond in an emergency response mode. They also do not have arrest authority. They assist elderly or disabled citizens through the You Are Not Alone program. They also do vacation House Checks. They enforce parking violations through both warnings and citations as authorized. They also assist with Abandoned Vehicles and recovering Found Property (such as bicycles).
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.
Emergency & Safety
We'll work with your schedule.
1 Monroe Center NWGrand Rapids, MI49503
March 15, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 55
Orientation or Training
At least 8 hours per month
Be in good health, US citizen, wear uniform provided, clean background check