The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
RSVP is a national volunteer program for individual ages 55 and older. It is a division of Senior Corps and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that promotes volunteering across the US. The Georgia Mountains RSVP project is sponsored by Legacy Link, Area Agency on Aging, which provides services for older adults in 13 counties in the North Georgia Mountains. A variety of RSVP volunteer assignments are available in the counties of Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, and White. Share your experience, skills, talents, and wisdom with agencies and programs in your local area to benefit members of your community. You receive assistance with matching your skills to a volunteer position and locating sites at which to volunteer; recognition and appreciation for volunteering; and free supplemental accident and liability insurance while working as an RSVP Volunteer.