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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Now in Kendall County

RSVP looking for county volunteers.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has opened shop in Kendall County and is looking for volunteers.

RSVP is a network of national service programs that provides older Americans the opportunity to apply their life experience to meeting community needs. RSVP volunteers serve in a diverse range of non-profit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based groups. Among other activities, they mentor at risk youth, organize neighborhood watch programs, test drinking water for contaminants, teach English to immigrants, and lend their business skills to community groups and to provide critical social services.

Immediate volunteer needs include but are not limited to:

  • Be a friendly visitor to a homebound senior
  • Assist with disaster preparedness at the Kendall County Department of Health
  • Good drivers to transport area seniors to necessary appointments/errands
  • Prepare or deliver meals for the Community Nutrition Network meals on wheels program
  • Office and clerical assistance

Eligibility

RSVP is open to people age 55 and over. Local RSVP projects recruit seniors to serve from a few hours a month to almost full time.

Volunteer Benefits
Reimbursement - Is provided to volunteers for transportation and/or meals through Federal and Agency funding. Reimbursement is supplied to those giving a minimum of three hours daily, including travel time. Maximum monthly transportation reimbursement is $25 and meal reimbursement is $20.

Excess Liability Insurance – Volunteers are covered during service.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is part of Senior Corps (www.CNS.gov), a network of national service programs that provides older Americans the opportunity to apply their life experience to meeting community needs. RSVP volunteers serve in a diverse range of non-profit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based groups. Among other activities, they mentor at risk youth, organize neighborhood watch programs, test drinking water for contaminants, teach English to immigrants, and lend their business skills to community groups and to provide critical social services.

Immediate volunteer needs include but are not limited to:

*Be a friendly visitor to a homebound senior
*Assist with disaster preparedness at the Kendall County Department of Health
*Good drivers to transport area seniors to necessary appointments/errands
*Prepare or deliver meals for the Community Nutrition Network meals on wheels program
*Office and clerical assistance
*and more!

Eligibility

RSVP is open to people age 55 and over. Local RSVP projects recruit seniors to serve from a few hours a month to almost full time.

Volunteer Benefits
Reimbursement - Is provided to volunteers for transportation and/or meals through Federal and Agency funding. Reimbursement is supplied to those giving a minimum of 3 hours daily, including travel time. Maximum monthly transportation reimbursement is $25 and meal reimbursement is $20.

Excess Liability Insurance – Volunteers are covered during service.

Recognition – An annual volunteer recognition event is held.

RSVP of McHenry, Kane & Kendall Counties is sponsored by Senior Services Associates (www.seniorservicesassoc.org). Contact Kathy Bjerrum at 630-553-5777 or kbjerrum@seniorservicesassoc.org for more information.

– An annual volunteer recognition event is held.

RSVP of McHenry, Kane & Kendall Counties is sponsored by Senior Services Associates (www.seniorservicesassoc.org). Contact Kathy Bjerrum at 630-553-5777 or kbjerrum@seniorservicesassoc.org for more information.

Information is provided by RSVP.

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