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.
Common Good RSVP engages people age 55 or better in volunteer activities that meet community needs and enrich their lives.
Part of the Corporation for National and Community Service (Set up in 1991 - www.Serve.gov), we exist under the same umbrella as AmeriCorps, Foster Grandparents, Learn and Serve America, and Vista. In our case, we are part of a large national network of RSVP chapters that work on a local and regional basis to help age 55+ Americans find volunteer opportunities. This 40-year program brings these individuals closer to their communities, keeps them active and involved, and, in large part, healthier both mentally and physically. Our volunteers are life-time members who call the shots about where they want to serve. But they do so with great passion for their communities and the agencies they assist. It's a great program to promote "intergenerational" projects and get younger generations involved as well.