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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Pinellas County

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The purpose of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Pinellas County (RSVP) is to create meaningful opportunities for persons 55 years of age and above to participate more fully in the life of their community through volunteer service. RSVP has partnered with the Salvation Army to recruit volunteers who are 55+ for the specific opportunities listed below.

Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human need in His name without discrimination.

Volunteer Needs:

Sallie House

Volunteers are needed at our foster care emergency group home and foster care homes to assist children with homework, help staff with cleaning, accompany the staff and children on outings and organize fun activities for the children.

One-Stop Resource and Outreach Center
Help with programs and services targeting the prevention of new homelessness and increase services available to all. The One-Stop needs volunteers to help with computer training, job searches, resume writing and interview coaching. Open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Emergency Disaster Services
Response and recovery services include, but are not limited to: mobile feeding, congregate feeding, distribution centers, spiritual counseling and financial assistance. Needs are in national and international locations. Local volunteers are needed to respond to multiple alarm fires to provide assistance to city and county responders and to assist with local disaster recovery.

To learn more or to register as a disaster volunteer please visist: http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/

Red Shield Lodge Homeless Center / Community Kitchen
The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge serves men, women and children in a 110 bed emergency shelter. Each day The Salvation Army serves nearly more than 200 meals a day to individuals and families in need of lunch and dinner.

Pantry Support
Volunteer to organize, sort and fill grocery bags for individuals and families in need of food assistance. Volunteers needed: 9am to 12pm - Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Serving Meals
Help prepare, serve and clean-up while sharing a smile with individuals and families in the community dining room. Volunteers needed: Lunch 9am - 1pm; Dinner 2pm - 6pm; 7 days a week

Café Assistance
Help serve coffee and snack while providing encouragement to homeless and at-risk individuals. Volunteers needed: 9am to 12pm - Monday - Friday.

Volunteer Drives

  • Adult Toiletry Kits: soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, comb, brush, hair accessories, feminine hygiene products, manicure set, deodorant, disposable razors.
  • Laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.
  • Children and infants: disposable diapers, pull-ups, bottles, pacifier, baby food and formula.
  • General supplies: sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, washcloths, school supplies.
  • Food: Non-perishable food items - canned vegetables, fruit and meat, peanut butter, mac n cheese, etc..

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About Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Pinellas County

Location:

Pinellas Opportunity Council, Inc., 501 First Avenue North, Suite 517, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Pinellas and Pasco Counties (RSVP) is to create meaningful opportunities for persons 55 years of age and above to participate more fully in the life of their community through volunteer service.

Description

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 years and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

We strengthen the communities we serve by addressing identified significant local needs, such as homelessness, food insecurity, aging in place for seniors, children in welfare and safety programs, and veterans and military families. RSVP takes the guesswork out of volunteering by partnering with a variety of nonprofit agencies in Pinellas and Pasco Counties to help you find the right fit for your volunteer service. You choose where, when, and how often you want to spend your time!

Benfits of RSVP include: mileage reimbursement for travel to and from your volunteer station, accident and personal liability insurance, small death benefit while performing volunteer duties, volunteer recognition events, socialization with peers, and personal growth. Oh, and did we mention, the ability to make a lasting difference on those in need?

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

340 14th Avenue SouthSaint Petersburg, FL 33701

(27.75652,-82.63779)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies

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