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RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Washtenaw County

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers to socially isolated veterans who need companionship.

Purpose: Building a meaningful relationship with them, and knowing that their volunteer service helps allow that person to age in place. Offers their families a respite break. No direct care giving! No transporting the client, toileting, or bathing them! Chat, tell stories, play card games, watch TV, go for a walk together.

Qualifications: Polite and friendly, compassionate, is willing to be trained, can pass a background check, has their own vehicle for transportation. No experience required.

Timeframe: 2 hours a week for at least 6 months. Exceptions for vacations and special occasions are always possible- just let the family you work with know you will be gone! Schedule is completely up to you and the family you are matched with.

Location of work: Anywhere in Washtenaw County. We pick families as geographically close as possible when matching volunteers to families.

Benefits:

  • Training from helpful staff
  • Time off for vacations with advanced notice
  • Volunteer liability insurance to supplement your own medical and auto insurance
  • Invitation to volunteer recognition events
  • Meet like-minded people, make friends, build connections
  • Feel good knowing you are doing a good deed

Volunteers must be age 55 or better to apply. Provide your phone number when applying.Email rsvp@csswashtenaw.org or call 734-712-4325.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5361 McAuley DriveChelsea, MI 48118

(42.3165,-84.0318)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hurs/week for 6 months

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