RSVP is a national program, sponsored locally by the Etowah County Commission. We have approximately 400 active volunteers who provide all kinds of community services for the citizens of Etowah and Cherokee Counties. Opportunities range from working with young children to working with other seniors, homeland security issues to free taxpayer assistance, working in thrift stores and food pantries to clerical and office help. Volunteer opportunities also exist for those who prefer not to leave their homes: making telephone calls to the home bound; providing reminders by phone; or knitting or crocheting items for babies or hospice patients. Whatever your interests and skills are, we have a job for you where you will be needed, appreciated, and – most importantly – making a difference! RSVP is a non-profit agency and is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the state of Alabama, and at the local level by the Etowah County Commission. MISSION STATEMENT: RSVP involves senior citizens age 55 and over in volunteer services within their own communities that match their personal interests, talents, and skills gained from a lifetime of experiences. This improves their quality of life while helping the community and those they serve. If you would like to know more about the benefits of becoming a volunteer with RSVP, contact Traci Pondick.
RSVP is sponsoring a Senior Angel Tree this year, with help from Salvation Army and the Etowah Baptist Mission Center. If you would like to 'adopt' an area senior citizen for Christmas this year, give us a call! We have about 70 seniors who would love to get a small present for Christmas this year. Call us at 256-549-8147 or
RSVP is gearing up for the upcoming tax filing season. For over 20 years, RSVP has provided free income tax counseling, preparation and filing for the citizens of Etowah & surrounding counties. Last year alone 25 volunteers prepared over 1300 federal tax returns - all for free!
This year we hope to have at least 25 volunteers, and hopefully more. Volunteers