Welcome to Volunteering!
Getting started is easy. Let us help you find your place in the world!
Benefits of Volunteering:
You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP. Perhaps the most significant benefit people gain from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment are worthwhile reasons to serve.
When we share our time and talents, we:
• Solve problems
• Strengthen communities
• Improve lives
• Connect to others
• Transform our own lives
Research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.
Older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering. Because they are more likely to face higher incidence of illness, volunteering provides seniors with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose at a time when their social roles are changing.
Your Neighbors Benefit!
Among their many assignments, RSVP volunteers:
• Distribute food to families in need
• Deliver meals to homebound individuals
• Provide transportation to veterans and the homebound elderly
• Provide health education and outreach programs
• Provide interpretation services and citizenship classes
• Help individuals find appropriate housing, file for tax credits and locate resources for home repairs
• Assist agencies with volunteer program development
• Work with the Commission on Aging to help communities develop “villages” and the support networks to make them successful
RSVP Means Results!
Your time is valuable and we maximize every minute. We’ll prepare you for success with pre-service orientation and training from the organization where you will serve.
We’ll keep in touch to assure that the placement is a good “fit” for you.
When you volunteer, you are not just helping others, you are helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new experiences, new discoveries and new friends. And studies show that volunteer engagement helps you live longer and gives you a positive outlook on life.
How Can You Learn More?
Take a few moments to review our Volunteer Opportunities below. Whether your interest lies in consulting, health education and outreach, driving, senior citizen assistance programs, education and after-school programs, office administration, or volunteering in general, we’ll find an assignment that’s perfect for you!
PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK!
RSVP shows how you can apply the skills and wisdom you’ve acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others right here in Frederick County. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by clicking here!
I Need Volunteers
To request volunteers, please complete the agency staff request form and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP Agency Staff Request For Volunteer Assistance
Are you 55 or older? Interested in volunteering? Register for an orientation to the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) by completing the following information: