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 Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers may contribute from a few hours to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, hospitals, museums, police departments, senior centers and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. The RSVP Staff provides one-on-one support for new Volunteers and Volunteers going on new assignments. An RSVP staff person explains the assignment requirements and accompanies the Volunteer to the Volunteer Station. After the interview with the Volunteer coordinator the volunteer must then decide if the assignment is right for them before they will be assigned. The Corpus Christi RSVP works with 38 different non-profit and public community agencies to offer Volunteers a wide range of opportunities to serve the community. RSVP staff helps Volunteers to match their personal interests and skills with the needs of local agencies to maximize the satisfaction and impact of each volunteer. Volunteers receive assignment specific training through their Volunteer Station. The Corpus Christi RSVP recognizes Volunteers several times each year through events like the Annual Recognition, the Holiday Dinner, tours to interesting destinations with opportunities for just plain fun. Become a part of the answer, meet interesting people, learn new skills and have a real good time while you're at it!
by Jessie G. from Robstown, TX
I help in my Community Senior Citizen Center in Robstown. Help with meals on wheels . Prepare with the closing of the plates and or wherever i am needed while at the center. I also have been volunteering with the Red Cross since May 2016. I am registered with Parental Involvement of Robstown for over 15 yrs.I make copies for the entire school, help with boards, help serve when needed. Help the teachers with students when needed. I have help Red Cross in time of disasters and home Fire Campaign and where ever needed. So yes i feel i have helped here. Love to volunteer and help others out.On the 24th i help at the Corpus Christi Airport Canteening respond to the emergency res ponders and Safe Well Family Reunification. Thank you so muych.