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.    

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:  Beginning June 1 help will be needed sorting and pricing items that will be going into the new thrift store.  A warehouse with climate control and restrooms will be used temporarily until stocking is complete and the new store is open.  Also needed is clerical/secretarial help/receptionist at the Family Services Shelter. Daytime hours Monday-Friday  

Volunteer Voices:  Looking for men and women who enjoy singing and want to bring enjoyment to residents in nursing and retirement homes.  They sing old favorites, a hymn or two, and patriotic songs on Fridays at area homes.  Come join the fun!  For further information, please contact Peg Seeley, 217-224-3852 or Denise Pearcy, 217-223-0908.

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 : Discharge Team-volunteers needed at the Moorman Pavilion. Other needs are various shifts in the following:  MEN of Blessing; Tea Room Waitresses; Hospitality House; Shuttle Driver needs excellent driving record; and ICU Waiting Room.

Quincy Senior & Resource Center:  Needs help with the bulk mailing of News and Views beginning at 8:00am on Friday, June 26.

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. 

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 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.