Volunteers Needed for RSVP

Article By:  Cathy Williamson

Newsletter   |   Aug 07, 2019

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) currently oversees 117 volunteers in Hardin and Nelson Counties. Since January 2019, RSVP volunteers donated 12,768.81 hours for the betterment of their communities. The current per hour value of a volunteer hour, determined by the independent sector, is $25.43. Nelson and Hardin Counties received $324,690 worth of FREE employment services from our volunteers.

Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding experience – that’s why so many people do it. It’s a great way to help others and share your life experiences and wisdom -plus you can always learn something new.

Volunteering through RSVP has additional benefits geared specifically toward the participants. For example, a newly retired person might have a hard time leaving the nine-to-five working world. It can be difficult to be constantly on the move, and then suddenly shift to getting up at 7 a.m. only to have no place to go. Becoming an RSVP volunteer can help with that adjustment by providing you with volunteer work and help ease that transition. However, it is not just for the newly retired.

If you’ve been retired for a while, but you’re starting to get tired of your new routine, being an RSVP volunteer can help ease you back into being active. Call Cathy for details at (270) 307-0238.