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.
Our next "Seniors Outfitted for Defense" workshop will be Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Etowah County Courthouse in Room 205. This workshop is all about Balance! Are you dizzy, unsteady or afraid of falling? You don't have to live with it! Representatives from the Tyler Center for Balance Disorders will be here to talk about ways to increase your
Did you know that if you create your own personal "my Social Security" account you can:
- Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year;
- Get an estimate of your future benefits if you are still working;
- Get a letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them; and
- Much more!
And setting up an account is quick, secure &
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