Retired & Senior Volunteer Program- RSVP

About the Program
You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Join RSVP and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities.

With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And, you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. You find the opportunity that’s right for you.

Mission
Lyon County RSVP is a community based program with a dual purpose: to engage persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs-and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.

Newsletter
RSVP publishes a monthly newsletter full of news and current happenings about the program. Please take a moment to read our current newsletters for the RSVP program:
May 2016 Newsletter

Become a Volunteer
How to Become a Volunteer
The first step in becoming an RSVP volunteer is enrolling in the program. The benefits of becoming an RSVP volunteer are:
• Excess liability insurance
• Invitation to annual recognition events
• Monthly Newsletter

RSVP volunteers do have their volunteer hours documented using our Volunteer Time Sheets. Tracking volunteer data is a valuable tool in detailing and highlighting how volunteers impact a community, what they accomplish, and just how valuable they are to the operation of hundreds of non-profit organizations, schools, and helath care facilities in our towns and cities.
Without the tracking done by RSVP, the efforts of volunteers remain unidentified in any comprehensive way. This leads to a total lack of knowledge as to the true impact of today’s volunteers on the welfare of each and every citizen. In addition, the data collected is shared with legislators who then use the information to help to determine how to allocate funds for volunteer efforts such as RSVP and other National Service programs.

Want to Enroll as a Volunteer?
Complete the Volunteer Application and send it to RSVP of Lyon County. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Volunteer Options:

Workstations:

Abundant Harvest
American Legion #5
American Red Cross
Americus Senior Center
Brookdale Emporia
Catholic Charities
Chamber of Commerce
Emporia Senior Center
Emporia Youth Mentoring
Friendship Meals
Hand In Hand Hospice
Hartford Senior Center
Holiday Resort
Lyon County Archives
Lyon County Council on Aging
Lyon County Dept. on Aging
Lyon County Helpers
Lyon County Historical Society
Lyon County Sheriff’s Office
Neosho Rapids Senior Center
Newman Regional Health
North Lyon County Sr. Ctr.
Olpe Senior Center
Presbyterian Manor
Widowed Persons Service

Jobs:

9-11 Day of Service
AARP
Abundant Harvest
American Legion Post #5
American Red Cross
Americus Senior Center
Brookdale Emporia
Catholic Charities
Chamber of Commerce
Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
David Traylor Zoo
Disaster Training
Eastern Star
Emporia Friendship Meals
Emporia Gardners of America
Emporia Public Library
Emporia Senior Center
Emporia Youth Mentoring
First Christian Church
Friendly Visitation
Hand in Hand Hospice
Hartford Senior Center
Holiday Resort
Human Resources Council
Kansas Legal Services
Kansas Talking Books
League of Women Voters
Lyon County Council on Aging
Lyon County Archives
Lyon County Dept. on Aging
Lyon County Helpers
Lyon County Historical Society
Lyon County Volunteer Patrol
MLK Day of Service
North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging
Neosho Rapids Senior Center
Neosho Rapids Elementary
Neosho Rapids Quilting Group
Newman Regional Health
No. Lyon County Senior Center
Ntl. Assoc. Retired Fed. Employees
Olpe Senior Center
Presbyterian Manor
Reality U$
Retired Teachers
Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart School
Senior Safety Programs
Sertoma Club
Special Olympics
Tallgrass Prairie Preserves

Lyon County Department on Aging

402 Commercial Street (Physical)

430 Commercial Street (Mail)
Emporia Kansas 66801

dwolford@lyoncounty.org
Phone: 620–342–6119
Fax: 620–341–3481

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