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 an AARP Safe Driving Class in Centre, Alabama on May 7, 2015.
AARP developed this 6-hour classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. The course explains the changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as we age and provides useful driving safety tips for handling these changes. Another advantage
Our next RSVP Quarterly Workshop will be May 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Etowah County Courthouse Community Meeting Room 205.
This workshop will feature Kathy Boggs of Bradford Health Services. Ms. Boggs will be speaking about things that senior citizens (especially parents and grandparents) need to be aware of, and know what to do about them.
This is a free
RSVP volunteers are gearing up for tax season this year. We have 5 new volunteers and all of our long-term volunteers are returning to help. Beginning the week of January 26, 2015 we will be open for business at the following locations:
- Gadsden @Etowah County Courthouse, Room 205, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901. Monday - Friday, 11:00 - 3:00
- Alabama City
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