You decide when and where you want to serve. There are a wide variety of volunteer assignments from which to choose including tutoring, mailings, clerical, medical transporting, delivering meals and groceries, disaster response and recovery, activities assistants, insurance counseling and tour guides, just to name a few.
Together, we review your past work experience, your skills, previous volunteer work and your reasons for volunteering now. With this information we can determine the kind of assignment that is right for you. We then call the agency to arrange for you to meet with their staff and tour the facility.
Not all volunteer assignments are performed at an agency. Some volunteers prefer to work from their homes doing projects such as sewing teddy bears for the hospital emergency room or making telephone calls for agencies.
Volunteers may also perform less formal activities like taking neighbors to medical appointments or shopping, assisting them with chores or checking up on them. We call these activities "neighborly assistance."
Some of you may not want to make a commitment to a particular time and agency, but would prefer to be "on call" for assignments. For you, RSVP has Special Placement/One Time (SPOT) assignments which involve assisting a variety of stations with short-term projects. RSVP keeps a list of SPOT volunteers and calls them as requests come into the office.