Volunteer Opportunities

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.    

American Red Cross:   Seeking volunteers to act as disaster responders who will work longer hours providing direct aid to disaster victims; general office assistance a few hours a week; and outreach positions that are just a few hours a year.  The local Red Cross is located at 3000 N. 23rd St. in Quincy.  Additional volunteer resources can be found at at their website: www,redcross.org.

Blessing Hospital :  is getting ready to open the Moorman Pavilion in April 2015 and has two new volunteer positions:  Way-Finding Volunteers (for a limited time only); and Discharge Team.

Other needs are various shifts in the following: Tea Room, Hospitality House, Shuttle Driver, Nurse Server Replenisher, Blessing Health Center Receptionist and ICU Waiting Room.

Historical Society of Quincy:   New location at 332 Maine St. needs volunteers to be a front desk greeter, information person, and to answer phones and take messages or transfer calls.  This person may also work at crafts for sale in the Gift Shop while at the desk-such as crochet ornaments, fold corn husk ornaments, assemble greeting cards, etc.  Other duties as needed to help in the Gift Shop or Museum.

Quincy Alzheimer’s Association Office: Is in need of volunteers to cover the morning hours Monday – Friday 9:a.m. – noon.  Job includes answering phones, greeting visitors and assisting office staff as needed.  Job can be split among one or more volunteers.  Volunteers interested will be asked to fill out an application with the Alzheimer’s Association and to sign a Conflict of Interest, confidentiality and compensation policy form.

Good Samaritan Home: is looking for a couple of “manicurists” to help on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00p.m.  You are not required to be a professional.  You will be taking off polish, filing nails and applying new polish.

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.

Adams Co Health Dept:  Volunteer readers are needed in the WIC waiting room at the Adams Co. Health Dept. Readers needed for children 0-5 years.  Volunteer hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11am and 1-3pm.    If you can give one hour, two hours or more, please call!

Junior High and High School Tutors:  needed to help two students-one with Biology and one with English class work.

RSVP Carry-Out Caravan:  needs 2 volunteers to each take one Monday morning a month from 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.  Job is answering the phone and filling our grocery orders.  Usually we receive between 15 and 20 orders each week.  Requires legible handwriting and attention to detail.

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.