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. 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; Chrstmas Kettle 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 : Blessed Beginnings-various shifts; Central Services-new assignment; Discharge Team-new assignment; Emergency Department Advocate-various shifts; ICU Waiting Room Host/Hostess; Hospice-call Pat Holbrook Ext.4706; Hospitality House-various shifts; Nurse Server Replenisher; Shuttle Driver; Surgery Waiting Room-various shifts; Tea Room-various shifts; 3rd Floor Reception.
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.
VA Outreach Clinic: Needs volunteers to greet Veterans and to help with their kiosk check-in system. They also need help with bulk mailings.
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.
Alzheimer's Association: Is in need of volunteers for Health Fairs on a year-round basis in the Quincy area.
Redmond and Lee Community Center: Needs volunteers to work with kindergarten through third grade students during the after school program from 2:30-6:30pm.
IVH: Looking for volunteers to drive veterans on outings once or twice a month. Can use a CDL certified driver for the 14 passenger van as well as a driver for the wheelchair bus. Trips are made to Wal-Mart, LaGrange Casino, and various other interesting sites around Quincy.