The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
RSVP focuses on helping economically disadvantaged individuals in need of safe and affordable housing. RSVP partners with Habitat for Humanity Fox Cities to this end. If you are looking for an opportunity where you can grow and develop AND have a lot of fun, consider Habitat for Humanity. Some of the nicest (and goofiest) people volunteer with Habitat. Ask about their Red Shirt Breakfast. This is a great way to develop new friendships.
Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities also has some construction needs but also maintenance needs. This is a great way to support individuals and families as they gain knowledge and skills to become successful renters and home owners. If you ever needed a hand up, you will understand the need for this transitional housing program.
Have you heard the term "aging-in-place?" Working with Rebuilding Together Fox Valley you will be a catalyst for this movement. Redesigning homes and adding safety features so that older adults and those with disabilities can remain independent and have choices about their lifestyle, is a great effort to be a part of.
RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program partners with these housing programs and together people's lives are changed. RSVP supports the volunteers while they make positive changes in the lives of others. Ask about the benefits of RSVP.
Interior / Exterior Decorating
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 55
Orientation or Training
Varies per needs of housing program
Ability to work in a team, follow directions, good interpersonal skills, training provided.