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Friendly Neighbor - Marion County

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ORGANIZATION: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Madison and Marion Counties

Would you like to provide social support to your neighbors? Help lower loneliness in our community through our Friendly Neighbor Program.

We are seeking volunteers to provide social visits to or become a pen pal with community members at risk of social isolation. Visits could include chatting with the community member in their home or assisting them with going to local places such as the library or churches. Visits are based on your availability and comfort level.

Volunteer benefits
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Supplemental and liability insurance
- Annual Recognition Ceremony
- $25 gift card upon completion of first volunteer activity (must be 55+ to receive gift card)

If you are interested in volunteering contact Mildred Chihak, volunteer coordinator, at volunteer@ridehirta.com or 1.877.686.0029. You can also fill out a request for more information on our website at ridehirta.com/volunteer

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About Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Madison and Marion Counties

Location:

2824 104th St, Urbandale, IA 50322, US

Mission Statement

HIRTA strives to make a positive impact on our communities. As a part of HIRTA's commitment to creating opportunities for community investment, we welcome volunteers in a variety of roles. We will actively recruit volunteers and match them with people in need. Our volunteer programs closely align with HIRTA's mission and vision to promote independent lifestyles for central Iowa residents.

Description

HIRTA is a AmeriCorps Seniors grantee for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Madison and Marion counties. RSVP strives to keep older adults engaged in their community through volunteerism by connecting older adults with opportunities within their community. RSVP can partner with local public agencies and nonprofits to provide benefits to volunteers at these agencies who are 55 and better.
HIRTA has also partnered with Boone County RSVP and the United Way of Central Iowa to provide medical transportation through volunteers in Boone, Dallas, and Warren counties.

Help serve your community and make a positive impact on others by volunteering with us! Volunteer the hours and days you want in your own town. No prior experience is needed as we will train you.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Knoxville, IA 50138

(41.32034,-93.09967)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, dependent on your availability.

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