With RSVP, you choose opportunities based on your current skills, or on new ones you'd like to develop. You choose the amount of time you want to give. In short, we help you find the opportunity that’s right for you.
Discover the ways that YOU can give back to your community. Together, we can show the world that our generation cares!
Volunteers are needed to:
Be a Friend to a Home-bound Seniors & Veterans
Provide one-on-one companionship for a few hours a week to relieve a family caregiver through Catholic Social Service of Washtenaw's Respite Caregiver & Companion Volunteer Program and the VA Respite program. Volunteers of these programs visit with the individual they are matched with once to a few times per week so their caregiver can get time to themselves. There is no personal care or housekeeping work involved in this volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are simply asked to provide friendship to the person they visit.
Examples of how volunteers spend their visits with their companions are:
- Listening to music together
- Playing board games or cards
- Reminiscing about life experiences
- Reading aloud
Enrich participant’s well-being through various activities conducted at the Oaks Adult Day Program. Lead a project, share your talent (music, photography, decorating, etc.), and do so much more!
MMAP (Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) Counselor
Help Medicare beneficiaries who have questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Part D enrollment, Long-Term Care Insurance and other related issues. Volunteers are trained (6-day training), certified and supported.
Food Delivery Driver/Food Preparer
Engage with residents in Washtenaw County as you serve foods through Meals on Wheels to their home, navigate them through a food pantry, and organize the food prior to delivery.
Tool Time Volunteer
Lend a hand to seniors so they are able to remain independent in their home. Install smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, bathroom devices (raised toilet seat, shower chair, grab bar, etc.), repair screen doors, and change hard to reach light bulbs. Tool Time Volunteers become friendly visitors for seniors who may have limited social interactions. Volunteers connect with other seniors about their life story and experiences while making another senior’s day brighter.
At St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, the Welcome Ambassador program is a great opportunity for those who love meeting and interacting with people. Compassionate volunteers help build connections with patients and family members as they escort them through the hospital. Ambassadors greet patients, visitors and staff, help arrange for transportation services, provide wheelchair assistance, and provide directions to outpatient and inpatient services. All volunteers go through an orientation and training process.
Other opportunities include serving as a museum docent, helping sort items at libraries and thrift shops, reading to children, and many more!
If you are 55 and older, you are more than welcome to join RSVP. Come join the fun, and share YOUR expertise today!