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Friendly Shopper in Norwich, CT

Become a grocery shopper for an older adult or disabled individual who has difficulty getting to the grocery store or food pantry to get their own food. Volunteers may receive the list from the individual and go to the store to fill the order or they may sit with the individual helping them to complete an online order. RSVP needs shoppers who can commit to 2 or 4 times monthly or shoppers who can fill in for other shoppers who are sick or away on vacation. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage!


Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

Now more than ever community support is so important and impactful! The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) managed by TVCCA offers the support someone needs to remain living at home: either with grocery shopping needs, Meals on Wheels, friendly visiting, library media delivery, phone reassurance, medical rides, or helping host Veteran's Coffeehouses.

If you are 55+ contact us to hear how your help may improve the quality of life of an elderly or disabled person by volunteering around your schedule to help a neighbor in your community.


Benefits of Volunteering with Americorps Seniors!

  • Flexibility: around your schedule
  • Supplemental accident insurance provided free to every volunteer
  • Mileage reimbursement for grocery shopping & medical rides
  • Making a HUGE positive impact!

We are here to engage, enlighten, and inspire each other.

RENEE LABONTE, PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Call: 860-425-6608 Email: rlabonte@tvcca.org

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About TVCCA RSVP

Location:

83 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Thames Valley Council of Community Action is to improve the overall well being of individuals and families in need within our service area by fostering self-esteem, respect, independence, growth, self-sufficiency and confidence. Dually, to promote community awareness, input, and ownership of societal problems and provide a broad spectrum of comprehensive, quality services.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Healthy Futures: Aging In Place

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is The AmeriCorps Seniors Program managed by TVCCA. Now, more than ever, community support is so important and impactful. RSVP volunteers offer the support that someone needs to remain living at home; volunteers help with grocery shopping, deliver Meals on Wheels, visiting, phone reassurance, local medical rides, and library book delivery.

RSVP volunteers help host bi-monthly Veteran's Coffeehouses. The Coffeehouse’s mission is "to provide a comfortable location for ALL veterans-both men and women of any age-to meet, socialize, communicate and receive supported information regarding veterans benefits and services through state and federal agencies and programs."

Volunteers who are 55+ are matched with people who are 65+ (or disabled) and independently homebound, at no cost to the person who needs the service.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Seniors
Community, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Norwich, CT 06360

(41.55328,-72.08237)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • As little as 1 hour a week, depending on the opportunity and volunteer availability.

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