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RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Washtenaw County

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The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship visits to those in hospice.

Tasks may include:
-Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
-Reading, or providing a comforting hand to hold
-Playing or singing soothing music to patients
-Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
-Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
-Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans

For the safety of clients, all volunteers must agree to background checks, TB tests, drug test, and flu shot (available for free through the organization.) All volunteers must either be COVID vaccinated or get tested twice weekly for COVID and wear an N95 mask and a face shield/goggles when visiting patients or working in the office. Vaccinated volunteers must wear a surgical mask while volunteering.

All volunteers must complete extensive training via Zoom.

Time commitments are flexible. RSVP volunteers should serve at least 1 hour per month in order to stay active. Volunteer opportunities are county-wide and can be matched to be as geographically close to you as needed.

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.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Washtenaw CountyAnn Arbor, MI 48103

(42.24759,-83.82609)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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