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Help Provide Food and Meals for Those in Need (BCSS)

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Volunteers for Community Impact

Food Service

Bridges Community Support Services was founded in 2014 as a solution to the desperate need for services in the mental health/ homeless community. They are committed to provide aid where it is needed the most with a dedication and understanding for humanity and care. This means they respond to the basic needs which includes respect and dignity followed by food, clothing and housing. They are need of positive and friendly volunteers who want to make a difference in both the lives of individuals and families.

Areas where volunteers are needed include:

  • Aiding case managers with follow up phone calls to remind clients about upcoming appointments
  • Organizing and sorting food in the food pantry.
  • Deliver or aid drivers in delivering food to clients who can not get to the pantry
BCSS provides the necessary training for each volunteer position. VCI's part in this opportunity is to provide volunteers who are 55+ with a (free) comprehensive benefits package (inclusive of accident, personal liability and automobile liability insurance, a life Insurance benefit, free workshops and more) during the hours that you volunteer! Please contact the RSVP Manager over Orange County for more information: 407-298-4180, x 113 / rsvp.orange@vcifl.org.

RSVP, a part of Senior Corps, is America's largest volunteer network for people 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide. RSVP shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others. RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation of National and Community Services.

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About Volunteers for Community Impact

Location:

3545 Lake Breeze Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: "Improving Lives Through Volunteerism."

Description

We are the leading organization for senior volunteerism in the greater Central Florida area, serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Just last year, 1,186 caring adult volunteers gave 438,683 hours of service. That is more than $9.5 million dollars worth of volunteer service being poured back into our communities.

Previously known as Florida Senior Programs, VCI has been the sponsoring agency for the REtired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Programs since 1977. Our 36 year presence has proven our aptitude for providing meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.

VCI provides membership benefits and support to volunteers aged 55+, at no cost to the volunteers or their volunteer stations. Just a few of the benefits of membership include: Supplemental insurance while volunteering, a dedicated coordinator, and matching to find the perfect position to fit the interest of the volunteer.

Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

BCCSOrlando, FL 32805

(28.53455,-81.40042)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies by volunteer

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