25 people are interested
RSVP operates a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. We are looking for Peer Leaders to co-lead these evidence based 6 week workshops.
The worshops are six weeks, (90 minutes a week) and take place in senior centers, libraries, assisted living facilities and hospitals. Developed by the University of Stanford these workshops are scripted and teach people to manage their conditions (which can range from obesity to Arthritis) and symptoms while reducing their stress levels and increasing their confidence to manage their health. Attendees lower their hospitalization rate, ER visits and Docters visits.
A 2 day training and materials and lunch are included. All worshops are co-lead by two people and follow a script.
About Friends of The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
811 West Jericho Turnpike Suite 103W, Smithtown, NY 11787, US
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program's mission is to provide volunteer opportunities that adddress our areas educational,environmental, public safety and human needs. In doing so RSVP fosters civic responsibility while strengthening the ties that bind us together as people. RSVP volunteers are matched by skills and interests to over 100 not-for-profits in Suffolk County. The senior remains active and essential in their community by giving of their time and the volunteer stations reap the benefits of having experienced, committed adults who have "free" time to dedicate to their cause. Our volunteers are as diverse as RSVP's volunteer stations: from blood services, to wildlife refuges to food pantry's and a speakers bureau with 100's of other placements to chose from. There is something for everyone!
RSVP/Suffolk County has about 800 volunteers placed at over 100ites in this area. From the "America Reads" literacy initative to Youth mentoring programs and running senior excersize classes at centers and every other placement one can think of, the RSVP program has a presence.
The RSVP volunteer is given supplemental liability insurance while on site In addition Awards and recognition are given each volunteer annually as to hours served. The volunteer choses their placement, the hours that best suit them and the days that they are available for their volunteerism.
Annually Tribute Day is a large luncheon attended by RSVP volunteers who are acknowledged by leaders of industry and elected officials for their community service.
We'll work with your schedule.
811 West Jericho TpkeSuite 103WSmithtown, NY 11787
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours a week
- Train according to Univ. of Stanford curriculum