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.
The next RSVP Quarterly Workshop - or SOD (Seniors Outfitted for Defense) as we call it - is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Etowah County Commission Chambers of the Courthouse.
Our speaker will be Rita McMillan, licensed insurance agent with VIVA Healthcare through UAB. Ms. McMillan will be speaking about their program, low-income subsidies through
Volunteering and contributing to the community isn’t for the young; it’s for the young of heart and spirit. Just ask the more than 400 senior citizens age 55 and over who volunteer for RSVP of Etowah County. These seniors are actively taking part in improving our community, but there’s room for more. And if you’re not sure whether you want