RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people aged 55 and better. Nationwide, approximately 500,000 RSVP volunteers tackle tough issues in their home communities.
With RSVP, you choose whether you want to volunteer by drawing on your skills or developing new ones. You choose the amount of time you want to give. In short, you find the opportunity that’s right for you.
Currently, close to 300 RSVP volunteers provide services at 60 nonprofit organizations in Washtenaw County. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friendships. Together, we can show the world that our generation cares!
Current available opportunities include:
- General office help
- Office-email, phone calls, word processing
- Greeters, outreach and special event volunteers
- Office – data entry, mailings, special projects, putting together kits for Fundraisers
- Front desk – giving directions & answering questions
- Front desk (9-12p, 12-3p, 3-5p) one shift once per week, one year commitment
- Graphic Design
- Greet & tour families, light cleaning, office work
- Mentors for business owners or those looking to start a business.
- Friendly visiting
- Companions: In home respite for seniors a few hours a week
- Senior companions, outdoor projects, fold newsletters 1x month, entertainment (playing piano 1-2 times month)
- Interacting with seniors with dementia & developmental disabilities
- Seniors in Chelsea need transportation, friendly visitors, check-in calls, yard work, pet care, home maintenance, and meal delivery drivers.
- Transportation: Drive seniors to medical appointments (non-emergency). No mileage reimbursement is offered.
- Drivers to deliver and/or lift furniture
- Deliver meals (11:30-1 pm M-F) or prepare meals (9:30-12:30 pm M-F)
- Food runners (9-11 am or 1-3 pm)
- Food Distribution (12-1 pm F), Food Prep (12-4 pm Th)
- Food delivery drivers (10-1:30 pm M-F) Can ride with staff or drive own car (no Mileage reimbursement)
- Kitchen prep (daily, 1-2 pm or 3-5 pm)
- Sorters & re-packagers (8-12 pm or 12:30-4 pm)
- Retail- stock & pricing in non-profit store
- Stock, sort & organize food pantry shelves; unload truck of food & supplies; assist customers
- Shelter & helpline volunteers, children & youth volunteers, domestic violence response team – a 40 hour mandatory training is offered twice annually
- Bingo once per month, 6 month commitment
- Lifting boxes 25-30 lbs (10-5 M-F), (10-3 Sat)
- Math & Reading Tutors. M-Th, 4-8:30 pm, Volunteers needed for 1 hour sessions.
- Nurturing “grandparents” for temporary shelter to spend time & interact with children.
- Pet visits (trained therapy dogs)
- Reuse & Donation Center: Sort & stock materials, unload donations, assist customers, clearing & organizing both indoors & outdoors
Please contact Alia Sanders, Volunteer Coordinator at 734.712.4325 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.