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RSVP of Lee County

Volunteers over 55 are needed to provide transportation to frail and isolated seniors who are unable to get to doctor appointments, grocery stores, etc. Transportation is on an as need basis, but sometimes volunteers will be placed with the same senior in need and may develop a friendship with that person. Assignments are Monday thru Friday and are usually short in nature depending on the destination. Volunteers are assigned to seniors as close to their location as possible.

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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About RSVP of Lee County

Location:

2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way, N. Fort Myers, FL 33916, US

Mission Statement

The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program provides grants to organizations with a dual purpose: to engage Americans 55 years and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs, and to provide a high-quality experience for the volunteers. The RSVP mission is to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for people 55 and better who bring vast experience, skills, and interest from diverse economic, educational and social backgrounds to serve on a regular basis at sites throughout Lee County.

Description

The "Retired Senior Volunteer Program" (RSVP) was authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 by the United States Congress. In 1971, funds were appropriated to the Administration on Aging to initiate RSVP projects nationwide. Later, RSVP was transferred to ACTION, the Federal Agency for Volunteerism, which also included programs such as the Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and AmeriCorps. Presently, there are RSVP projects in all fifty states, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In Florida, over 27,000 volunteers are serving in RSVP programs.
RSVP is one of the agency’s most flexible grant programs. Organizations determine where the need is greatest and how volunteers can respond to the need as long as it falls within one of AmeriCorps’ six focus areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, Education, Healthy Futures, and Veterans & Military Members.

Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Fort Myers, FL 33916

(26.62104,-81.83337)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers make their own hours and just accept assignments that they want. Could be once a week for a few hours or could be more depending on the need and the willingness of the volunteer. The volunteer has the right to refuse assignments.
  • Background check; driver's license and car insurance; confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.

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