This is a fitness research program conducted by Penn State. You will serve as a Group Leader. You will speak by phone with a PSU staff person once each quarter. You will have the support of an Exercise Coach who is part of the Penn State research team.
You may be eligible for these RSVP benefits:
Free supplemental accident insurance
Free supplemental liability insurance
Recognition as a valued volunteer
This PSU research team offers these benefits:
Free one-day training
Lead and Participate in a strength & balance exercise program
Create a fun and social environment
Encourage exercise participants
Correct unsafe/improper form
Maintain a clean environment at the exercise site location
To create meaningful opportunities for persons over 55 years of age to remain active in the community through their volunteer service. The program improves the quality of life in the community by providing the assistance of volunteers in support of nonprofit agencies/programs across all generational lines.
RSVP of the Capital Region currently offers volunteer opportunities in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry Counties. Although we emphasize the volunteer services of seniors, 55 and older, RSVP enjoys the placement of all adult volunteers. The agency has an active volunteer pool of over 500, providing services at 100+ stations (agencies, schools, government offices). RSVP also creates and operates programs in the areas of tutoring children, mentoring children and teens, environmental monitoring and education, and computer education for seniors. Our goal is to provide volunteer opportunities throughout the senior's volunteer life, changing to meet her/his needs and interests. RSVP also provides transportation supports to assist senior volunteers in their endeavors. Our agency has provided volunteer placement services since 1972.