Telephone Assurance Program
RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc.
Help Ensure the Safety of a Homebound Senior
Volunteers make daily calls to other seniors who are homebound or semi-homebound. These seniors often are without family or close friends or do not wish to be a burden on them. Volunteers provide a daily safety call and some consistent companionship.
The RSVP volunteer will make daily calls Monday through Friday at a pre-arranged time to one or more seniors in their homes. The volunteer will be trained prior to the first call in case there is a concern for the senior's safety. The volunteer will take the time for a brief, five minute chat at the time of each call if the senior wishes to talk. This position is great for a person who is homebound and wants to volunteer. All you need is a phone.
About RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc.
50 Utley Dr., Suite 400, Camp Hill, PA 17011, US
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.