Retired & Seniors Volunteer Program of Rock County, Inc
2433 Riverside Dr
Beloit, WI 53511
608-362-9593/608-756-4281

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

The following are RSVP volunteer opportunities

 

Creekside Place

We currently have a need to volunteer to drive our “grocery run” on Wednesday afternoons. We currently only have the first week of the month covered. Drivers can commit to one or more Wednesdays per month. Pick up van at Creekside Place, Drive to clients’ homes to pick them up (typically between 2 and 5 people) Drive to the local Piggly Wiggly grocery store, Wait for them (about 1 hour); load their groceries into the van, Drive them home and help carry groceries to their door. Please contact
Kelly Czerwonka at 608-882-0407.

Caritas

Caritas is looking for volunteers.  The need is for stocking shelves and unpacking boxes for the pantry. The times are Tuesday 10:30-12:30 & 12:30-3:00 and Wednesday 10:30-1:30 & 2:00-5:00. Please contact Denise or Paula at 608-362-4403 for any information.

Family Services of Beloit
Family Services of Beloit is looking for hotline volunteers. The hours would be anytime Monday thru Friday 8 AM -5pm. Duties include answering phones and talking to troubled people. If interested please contact Amanda Isunza at 608-365-1244.

                               

Beloit Domestic Violence Center

Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center is looking for volunteers for a Friday night Family night. They need assistance with organizing activities for the families. Also, a maintenance person is need to do light repairs at the shelter. Please contact Kelsey Hood at khood@familyservices1.org or 608.364.1083. 

 

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is a non-profit, non-governmental award-winning educational environmental agency whose mission is to educate citizens to protect and preserve our natural resources and promote reuse and recycling.  They are in need of volunteers for a few positions. We have a regular volunteer opportunity due to a (second) retirement! This position could be handled by one very dedicated person or several willing to schedule regularly (such as at least 1x per month). Most of the year the current volunteer performs this service every week.  2)          Volunteers are welcome to register for 2-hour shifts any Saturday (year-round) at the Roscoe Recycle Center, 13125 N. 2nd St. (on the east frontage road north of McCurry Road) next to Advanced Disposal’s transfer station. Volunteers lift household recyclables from donor vehicles and place in appropriate containers for later sorting by Advanced Disposal. The shifts are 8:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:15-12:15 p.m. any Saturday. Outdoors, no seating, operates rain or shine (closed for severe weather only). Online Registration or call 815-637-1343, or email Volunteer Coordinator Martha Byrnes at martha@knib.org   

 

SVS Teen Program
The SVS Teen Program is in need of drivers to assist teen mothers continue their education. It would require taking the girls to and from school during the school year. The girls only attend half a day of school and we do reimburse mileage. For more information please contact Patty Hansberry at RSVP 608-362-9593.

 

HOME HEALTH UNITED – HOSPICE

Hospice Volunteers provide a valuable service to the Home Health United – Hospice Program. As a member of the Hospice Team, Volunteers provide services to individuals and their families dealing with terminal illness and/or provide administrative support to the Hospice Program. Hospice Volunteers do not provide hands on personal cares, but provide so much more by offering a few hours of time and companionship to the patients and their loved ones. Patient visits might include companionship support, reading to patients, assisting with letter writing, helping with errands, respite to families, or performing light house hold tasks. Volunteering times are flexible. Candidates should be compassionate and dependable with a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Free, comprehensive training is provided, and no medical experience is necessary. Volunteers take part in annual trainings and maintain volunteer requirements.  Become a Home Health United – Hospice Volunteer and request an application today.

Requirements

  • Candidates should be compassionate and dependable with a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Candidates must be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete the application and background check
  • Complete the volunteer training / orientation
  • Have a valid Wisconsin DL and current Auto Insurance
  • Maintain volunteer requirements

Four Intergenerational Programs Need Your Help

BABES  (Beginning Alcohol and Addiction Basic Education Studies)

This is a puppet show to educate first graders about substance abuse, peer pressure, coping skills, good decision making and self- image.  This is a five week program that meets once a week for 45 minutes in the fall and spring.

Intergenerational Heroes

This is an after school program that teaches fun, healthy activities and hobbies in small groups to 4th, 5th and 6th graders.  This is a six week program that meets once a week for one hour.

Folk Fairs

Are you still thinking about joining the Folk Fair family?  Well, stop thinking about it and join us in the upcoming school year.  Folk Fairs are living history lessons given to area elementary students.  RSVP volunteers demonstrate and share how to make butter, soap and sauerkraut.  They play the lap dulcimer and demonstrate how to clog and line dance.  They also share antiques, a collection of dolls and wooden toys.  You say you don’t have a talent or hobby you can share, well no problem.  We will be happy to set you up with one of our displays.

America Reads

Do you enjoy reading?  Why not share that joy with area students who are struggling.  Reading is a key to success in education and in life.  Did you know that four out of ten fourth graders can’t read at grade level?  There is a huge demand for volunteers that are willing to help students with their reading.  You can make a huge difference in the life of a child.

For any information on any of these programs please contact Laura Anastasi, Program Manager at R.S.V.P., at 608-362-9593.

 

Angel Museum Beloit, WI

The Angel Museum is looking for Board members, gift shop help, café workers and museum helpers. If you are interested please contact Bob Harlow at 608-362-9593 or 608-756-4281.

Seniors Volunteering for Seniors

Would you enjoy helping fellow seniors with doctor appointments, grocery trips and other essential errands?  Seniors Volunteering for Seniors is looking for drivers in the Rock County area.  Seniors Volunteering for Seniors Teen Program is also looking for senior women to take young women and their child to school to obtain their high school diploma at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm and other various rides.  Drivers are reimbursed at .42 cents per mile and offered supplemental auto insurance.  Both opportunities are required to pass a background check.   Contact Patty Hansberry at 362-9593.

Cedar Crest
Enjoy building relationships with older adults and benefit from their lives rich with history and experiences. Acquire skills and make new friends while helping your community. Volunteers are needed for Assisted Living games Thurs or Fri evenings at 6pm or Sat mornings at 9:30 AM, Memory Care Activity Programing Evenings at 5:45 or weekend days, gathering residents for evening vespers service at 6:30pm, and a popcorn popper for residents on Friday afternoons plus many other opportunities.  These are critical needs. For more information contact Cedar Crest’s Volunteer Coordinator Linda Lyke at 608-373-6327 or email llyke@cedarcrest.com

Beloit Public Library
The Beloit Public Library has a program for volunteers to help keep the library items in correct order by “shelf-reading” at the library.  This program is called “Adopt-A-Shelf”. Volunteers attend a mandatory 2 hours of training to learn how the library is organized alphabetically and by the Dewey Decimal system. Volunteers then agree to adopt an area of the library’s collection and help make sure that it stays neat, in order, and dusted. The next Adopt-A-shelf training is on Monday Jan. 18 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. If you are available please contact Vicki Hahn, Volunteer Coordinator, at 608) 364-5756.

New Respite Center in Janesville

A New respite care center is opening in Janesville, WI.  We are looking for 12-15 volunteers to assist with children aged infant to 21yrs of age. The children have different physical and mental disabilities such as blindness and multi capped. They require constant attention due to disabilities and some use oxygen and tubes for feeding etc. Sheila, our LPN, is there to inform the volunteers what needs to be done and assist. The duties include changing diapers, feeding, play, rocking/calming and general housekeeping. If interested please contact Sheila Nitz at 608-201-0697or David Brookhiser at 608-289-3618.

VOAD

RSVP is looking for volunteers to be a part of VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters). This independent group is vitally important. You will assist Rock County Emergency Management to effectively provide assistance to the community in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Laura at RSVP 608-362-9593 or email at laura@rsvp-rock.org.

BELOIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Beloit Historical Society (845 Hackett Street, Beloit) is looking for volunteer research assistants. If you enjoy a challenge or a hunt you might be just the person to assist with requests for research by combing our files for client requested information. Hours are flexible while the Society is open – Monday through Friday from 12 – 4 pm, with other hours possible. Staff will train you on procedures and acquaint you with the facility. Contact David or Kelly at info@beloithistoricalsociety.com or call 365-7835.

 

Beloit Meals on Wheels

Due to growth, Beloit Meals on Wheels are in need of volunteers to help deliver meals. A route may take one hour to complete. They are in vital need for Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Patty Gilmour volunteer coordinator at 608-362-3683.

Grinnell Hall

Grinnell Hall is looking for volunteers to help with food prep, serving and clean up. The shift is approximately 10:30AM to 1:00PM. Please contact Cindy Ross at 608-362-4569.

SVS Friendly Voice
Seniors Volunteering for Seniors is looking for volunteers to fill friendly visit opportunities.  A friendly visit can consist of talking, playing cards, playing games, or just being there to spend time with them.  Current needs include one for a gin player in Janesville, and other opportunities throughout Rock County.  Our program is also currently looking for drivers to transport seniors to doctor appointments, grocery stores and other necessities of life.

We are also looking for female volunteers age 55 and over to transport young teen mothers and their children to and from school.  Currently there is a mom with two children trying to find rides to the headstart building in Beloit at 8:00 am and then back home at 1:00 pm. Please contact Patty Hansberry at 608-362-9593 or email phansberry@rsvp-rock.org.

 

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