The following are a few of the current or ongoing volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in a specific opportunity or don't see an opportunity that interests, you please call the RSVP office at 217-641-4961. We will discuss your skills and interests and try to find a match for you.
Meals Plus for Seniors: Needing volunteers to help on a regular basis or as a substitute to deliver meals on wheels. The summer months are a challenge because of vacations. Meals are ready for pick up at 10:45a.m. and it takes about 1 hour to deliver. A free meal at the Senior Center meal site is provided for all volunteers.
Salvation Army: Emergency Disaster Services members; Family Store-sorting clothing; Family Services/Shelter-evening phone coverage, various tasks to assist shelter monitors; front desk and phone coverage in Family Services; and bell ringing
Volunteer Voices: Looking for men and women who enjoy singing and want to bring enjoyment to residents in nursing and retirement homes. Also needed is an additional piano player. They sing old favorites, a hymn or two, and patriotic songs on Fridays at area homes. Come join the fun!
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC): Is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system's response during a health emergency or disaster. Members include medical and non-medical professionals who contribute their unique skills and expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Adams County MRC is one of over 900 nationally recognized Medical Reserve Corps units.
Blessing Hospital : Tea Room Waitresses; Hospitality House; Shuttle Driver (needs excellent driving record) every Monday AM starting mid-August; ICU Waiting Room, Blessed Beginnings, Emergency Department Advocate, Flowers/Mail Courier, Surgery Waiting Room
North Adams Home in Mendon: Needs volunteers for the following: music and crafts; Bingo and other Game Buddies; cooking demonstrations or cooking projects involving residents; one on one visits such as reading/visiting/wheel chair rides; computer work-typing and printing of copies of daily activity sheets; or a special passion you would like to share with the residents. They also need volunteers who can crochet or knit to help their residents to make small blankets to donate to the Quincy Animal Shelter. Volunteers can teach the skills to interested residents or make the blankets themselves to donate to the project.
Disaster Activation Team (DAT): Volunteers are trained and then called to assist with the Emergency Operations Center when opened to answer questions and field information to the public in the event of a large scale emergency.
Villa Kathrine: Immediate openings for Volunteer Hosts at the Villa. Duties include greeting visitors, answering questions, sharing information about the area, collecting admissions for tours, and souvenir sales.
RSVP Local Medical Transportation: Needs additional drivers to help with our large volume of requests. We work around your schedule and do not ask for more than one trip per week.
American Collectibles Museum: Needs volunteer help with the following: assemble their baseball card collection; data entry; Director of Resale Operations; putting displays out; librarian; webmaster; Staff Coordinator; Director of Community Outreach Programs; Director of Planning; Director of Public Awareness; Director of Donor Services; Director of Volunteer Services; and volunteers to help host events as they are planned.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Needs senior citizens for their guided literacy program for young readers. Volunteers will be matched with 1 or 2 children in 1st through 6th grade to work on literacy skills by providing hands on activities promoting reading. These activities could include: special puzzle skills; iPad reading games; long-range activities; and reading learning games. Their goal is to expand children's awareness of themselves and their community while improving oral language, reading, writing, and letter and print knowledge.
Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce: Volunteers are needed in their office to help answer phones, do data entry, and greet customers. Hours volunteers are needed: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Can do half days or split shift.
VA Outreach Clinic: Needs volunteers to greet Veterans and to help with their kiosk check-in system. They also need help with bulk mailings.
Transitions-4409 Main St: Needs volunteers interested in providing child care to a Transitions Family Support Group. The group meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:15pm. Volunteers will work as an assistant to a Transitions staff member and will be supervised and not in charge of the child care program.
JWCC Community Based Outreach Department: Two or three volunteers are needed to help with a project for the JWCC Local Foods Program. They received a sizeable donation of seed packets that need to be sorted and cataloged over the next month.
Junior Achievement of Adams County: Needs additional trained volunteers to go into local classrooms and lead a program that consists of 5-7 lessons packed full of hands-on activities. Guide books line everything out for volunteers to be successful in leading programs that teach financial literacy and work-place readiness. All materials needed to lead the lessons are included.