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RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Washtenaw County

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers to act as Caregiver Coaches. This program will match volunteers to caregivers who are caring for an aging or disabled loved one. Volunteers are trained to help caregivers identify needs and obstacles, explore and select options, and offer encouragement. Coaches can be guides, sounding boards, researchers, cheerleaders, encouragers, calmer-downers or lifter-uppers.

Volunteers must be able to, or be willing to learn, to use the tablet that will be provided by the program to keep notes on their meetings with caregivers. Volunteers also need reliable internet and telephone access.

Volunteers must be willing to undergo the 1 day (approx. 8 hr) long training over Zoom.
Otherwise, volunteers are only asked to commit to 1-2 hours per month in order to keep their status as a volunteer. Exact day and times TBD and change monthly, and are largely dependent on the availability of the volunteer and the caregiver they are matched with.

Volunteers will go through some background checks.

RSVP is for volunteers age 55 and up. Provide your phone number when applying.Email rsvp@csswashtenaw.org or call 734-971-9781 ext. 377.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Catholic Social Services Phone: 734.971.9781 Fax: 734.971.2730. CSSW Main Building: 4925 Packard Street Ann Arbor, MI 48108. See more locations/services https://csswashtenaw.org/seniors/rsvp-senior-volunteer-program/

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About RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Washtenaw County

Location:

4925 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, US

Mission Statement

To match older adults with meaningful volunteer opportunities in non-profit agencies in Washtenaw County.

Description

RSVP matches individuals 55 years and better with meaningful volunteer opportunities in Washtenaw County. Serving over 50 non-profit agencies in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Seniors
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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