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If you are age 55+, RSVP Can Help You Volunteer, Make a Difference

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Senior Services of Southwest Michigan

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Have Fun - Volunteer!

RSVP is a national service program that engages people age 55 and better in volunteer service to meet community needs and provides a high quality experience for the volunteers. RSVP partners with nonprofit agencies and schools to connect older adults to volunteer opportunities. Many opportunities are available in Kalamazoo County, with a few offered in Calhoun County.

RSVP membership is free and open to volunteers choosing to serve in an RSVP focus area activity (listed below). RSVP volunteers serving in these activities receive membership benefits including limited mileage reimbursement for those who might otherwise find it financially difficult to volunteer, invitation to a volunteer celebration, and supplemental accident, excess auto liability and personal liability insurance while serving provided at no cost.

We are accepting new RSVP Volunteers to serve in these focus area activities.

  • Deliver Meals on Wheels
  • Tutor or mentor students
  • Give seniors rides to the doctor or grocery store
  • Spend time visiting with homebound seniors
  • Help older adults access health care benefits
  • Assist Veterans at the VA Medical Center
  • Distribute emergency food
  • Tutor adults in reading
  • Make home repairs for low-income seniors
  • Educate older adults on healthy aging
  • Supporting home medical equipment loan program

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About Senior Services of Southwest Michigan

Location:

Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, 918 Jasper St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001, US

Mission Statement

To provide options that empower people to thrive in their community.

Description

Senior Services of Southwest Michigan offers a full selection of programs and service developed with today's older adult in mind. over 20 programs that assist people to support their independence and help them stay living at home. Services include Meals on Wheels, Care Navigator, Information and Assistance, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, Home Repair, MI Choice Waiver, Food for All, Friendship Center Meal Sites, Volunteers 4 Seniors, and Behavioral Health and Wellness. We host RSVP - Your Invitation to Volunteer, and the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent national service programs to connect older adults to volunteering and to support them in their service. Our 1858 Catering offers casual to sophisticated dining with a purpose, as all profits support our Meals on Wheels and Friendship Center Meal Sites.

Education & Literacy
Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Kalamazoo Co: Meals on Wheels, Food Pantry, TutorsMedical Rides, Home Repair, Adult Literacy, MMAPCalhoun County: Meals on Wheels, VA Medical CenterKalamazoo, MI 49001

(42.25936,-85.5715)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Regular or Flexible Schedules, One Time Projects
  • Application, Government Issued ID or Drivers License, Orientation, Requirements vary by opportunity

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