Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
HandsOn began administering the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a National Senior Corps program that encourages those 55 and over to volunteer, in April 2013. RSVP volunteers focus their service on a select group of nonprofits working within targeted areas, including transportation, meal delivery, and social support to home bound or older adults with disabilities, as well as to their caregivers. In return, the volunteers are eligible for supplemental insurance coverage, recognition, training, and other benefits. If you’re over 55 and looking to serve, we’d love to have you join us! HandsOn NWNC currently hosts seven stations that engage approximately 180 RSVP volunteers.
RSVP Stations (list subject to change):
- King Outreach Ministry
- Meals on Wheels – Senior Services
- Salemtowne Retirement Community
- Samaritan Ministries
- The American Cancer Society
- The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem
- The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville
Benefits to RSVP volunteers:
- Insurance. Members receive additional accident medical coverage and automobile liability insurance while volunteering.
- Learning Opportunities. Members can attend various classes and information sessions where they can develop volunteer skills and learn about topics and issues of concern in our community.
- Newsletter. Annual newsletter identifying training classes, events, and volunteer opportunities
- Recognition. Members are eligible for annual recognition, including the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, at a special luncheon.
- Senior Discount Card. Issued by the City of Winston-Salem, this card provides discounts on a variety of services, including food movies,and airline tickets.
For more information, contact the RSVP Director.