RSVP of the Capital Region is looking for volunteers to help out at many different charities, non-profit organizations, schools and more in the Gettysburg and Adams County area. If any of the opportunities listed below look like something you could help with, please contact us and we will provide you with more specific details of each one.
RSVP of the Capital Region is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping recruit and place volunteers in our local community. We provide supplementary accident and liability insurance, volunteer recognition and many other benefits that some smaller organizations with volunteers could not otherwise afford to provide. If you are interested in volunteering, but do not see an opportunity that fits your needs here, please contact us as we have lots of other opportunities available throughout Adams, Perry, Cumberland, Dauphin and Franklin Counties.
Adams county agency holds a one-day annual career fair in the spring. Agency needs presenter assistants, completion of evaluation forms, distribution of handouts and provide directions. A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
County office is in need of volunteers to call individuals living by themselves or those who are in retirement/assisted living homes who don't have anyone to visit or call them. The volunteers will be expected to call 5 days a week to make sure the individual(s) are okay. Phone calls should last approximately 5 minutes. Individuals interested in volunteering for this program (Telephone Assistance Program) will be trained by the Adams County RSVP Development Coordinator prior to starting the phone calls.
Area college is looking for volunteers to assist in preparing meals from donated food, picking up food donations and/or delivering meals to community agencies such as the South Central Community Action Programs and the Adams County Office for Aging.
Retirement home needs escorts to push residents in wheelchairs to various areas of the home, as well as escorts to walk with ambulatory residents. Also requires an assistant for their ceramics-making activity. In addition, maintenance volunteers are desired to assist with repairs inside and outside. Friendly visiting, which consists of talking with residents, assisting residents with making telephone calls, reading to residents, is always in need of friendly volunteers. The retirement home also needs volunteers to assist with clerical duties such as stapling, collating, copying, typing and/or computer data entry.
Local middle school/high school needs assistance on Mondays and Wednesdays in its library where many varied volunteer opportunities exist.
Volunteer experiences abound for an annual 10-day event: office assistants, poster/brochure distribution, manning an information booth, greeters, jack of all trades/floaters, assist with monetary donations and merchandise salespeople.
Retirement village wants volunteers for various positions such as an activities area organizer, activities assistant to help staff conduct activities for residents, helping residents participate in activities, clerical/office work, dining services, friendly visitor, greeter/receptionist, maintenance, laundry, marketing, music (providing vocal or instrumental entertainment), off-site escort, on-site escort, pet therapy visitor, shopping assistant, and assisting with worship services.
Home care and hospice agency needs individuals to assist as hospice volunteers to assigned clients. Duties include communicating pertinent information from clients, contributing to the direct delivery of hospice services, provides bereavement services to assigned families. Volunteers should be compassionate, warm, open, self-assured and objective.
Like to be outside? A nature preserve could use volunteers to act as guides who conduct visitors through the preserve. Indoor volunteer options are also available: fundraising assistance, assist in placing displays at various events, or assist with computer/technical issues.
Volunteers are needed for one day to assist a shelter in assembling daisy bouquets, which includes assembling the bouquets, tying a ribbon and card around the vase.
A multi-program agency needs volunteers to provide customer service, maintenance/cleaning assistant, greeter, swimming assistant, assisting in the day care center.
To create meaningful opportunities for persons over 55 years of age to remain active in the community through their volunteer service. The program improves the quality of life in the community by providing the assistance of volunteers in support of nonprofit agencies/programs across all generational lines.
RSVP of the Capital Region currently offers volunteer opportunities in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry Counties. Although we emphasize the volunteer services of seniors, 55 and older, RSVP enjoys the placement of all adult volunteers. The agency has an active volunteer pool of over 500, providing services at 100+ stations (agencies, schools, government offices). RSVP also creates and operates programs in the areas of tutoring children, mentoring children and teens, environmental monitoring and education, and computer education for seniors. Our goal is to provide volunteer opportunities throughout the senior's volunteer life, changing to meet her/his needs and interests. RSVP also provides transportation supports to assist senior volunteers in their endeavors. Our agency has provided volunteer placement services since 1972.