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

Volunteer Opportunities 

The following are RSVP volunteer opportunities

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Whether you want to knit, work with children, drive seniors to appointments, deliver meals, or get involved in other activities, RSVP has an opportunity for you to become involved.

Introducing Vets Helping Vets

 RSVP is excited to introduce Vets Helping Vets, a program which assists veterans, spouses or partners who no longer drive.  Drivers who are veterans themselves (or their spouses) are able to provide transportation to any medical appointment, the grocery store or other necessary appointments for fellow veterans.

We are searching for Veterans and their spouses or partners who are 55 and older who want to make a difference in the lives of other Veterans.

Volunteer drivers receive mileage reimbursement, supplemental liability insurance and staff support and training, as well as volunteer recognition throughout the year.

If you are interested in being a driver, or you are a vet who needs a ride, please call Patty at Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at 608-362-9593.

Foster Grandparent Program Introduced

Share your time and experience with local youth who are in need of a stable adult to give advice, share experiences, help with homework or just be a mentor, helping guide them through the varied challenges of life.

You can make a positive difference in the life of an elementary, middle or high school student.

Volunteers spend up to five hours a week sharing time with their foster grandchild.

Volunteers are given an initial four hour training session and on going, periodic training throughout the program.

We are currently searching for those 55 and over who would like to share some time with a youngster in the Beloit School District.

For more information on this rewarding opportunity, please call Laura Anastasi, Intergenerational and Foster Grandparent Program Director at R.S.V.P

608-362-9593 or  at lanastasi@rsvp-rock.org

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.  Will resume in the fall with the new school year.

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.

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.

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.

Seniors Volunteering for Seniors

Transportation Program

Would you enjoy helping fellow seniors get to their doctor appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy and other essential errands?  There is an ongoing growth in the requests for rides from our seniors and RSVP is continually looking for drivers in the Rock County area.  These volunteer drivers also substitute for Food Pantry Drivers, and an additional person for the Beloit route to ride along to help the driver.  Drivers are reimbursed at $.50 per mile and offered supplemental auto insurance when needed.

Phone Assurance

The phone assurance program helps seniors remember to take their medicine, provides someone just to check on them or offers someone to visit with on the phone.  Hours vary starting at 8:00 am.

Friendly Visitor

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.

Beloit Public Library has the following volunteer openings:

Adopt-a-Shelf: Adopt-a-Shelf volunteers are the silent helpers who keep our materials clean and in precise order both by Dewey Decimal System and alphabetically. Volunteers commit to organizing their assigned/chosen areas one hour per week, but can work any time it is convenient to them.

Friends at Beloit Library (FABL): FABL is an integral part of the library, as it supports various programs through its year-round sales of used books. Volunteers for the group stock book sale items, sort and process items, and work at the monthly warehouse book sales.

Bookleggers: Our Bookleggers program brings the love of reading to third graders in Beloit area schools with classroom visits, curriculum guides, and a culminating field trip to visit us here at the library.

Homebound: The Homebound Delivery Program is an outreach service that provides regular home delivery of library materials to customers in Beloit who are unable to visit the library due to age or disability. Volunteers are needed to either select materials or to deliver to and pick up library materials from these customers.

Beloit Senior Center

The Goldenaires need male singers.  Rehearsals are every Monday at 9:30 am

ADRC Senior Nutrition Program

The Nutrition Program needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals M-F during the lunch hour.  Drivers will go on one or more ride-alongs prior to going out on their own.

The Gathering Place

They are looking for volunteers at the meal site in Milton.  This position would assist the site manager with portioning out & packaging the home delivered meals.

Remember, there is always something to do and someone to help.  You can be the one to help another.  Volunteer today.  (608) 362-9593

 

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