Some people feel a lack of productivity when they no longer have a regular work site or schedule. RSVP helps seniors stay active and involved.
Volunteers join a large service network, learning new skills or using the know-how they've developed over a lifetime. Many RSVP Volunteers have lived in their communities for a long time.
Because the community has given them so much, they see serving as a way to give something back. Studies show - seniors who volunteer live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.
Why do Volunteer Center Volunteers Get Involved?
Volunteer Center volunteers like to serve in their communities to "Make a Difference, others enjoy learning new skills, while others enjoy serving others because of the self-fulfillment it brings. Most people volunteer because it brings them happiness.
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”
– Denzel Washington
What do Volunteer Connection Volunteer Do?
Volunteer Connection volunteers choose how and where they want to serve. Many continue the type of work they enjoyed earlier in life, while others try something completely different. As a volunteer, you might mentor at-risk youth, provide disaster preparedness services, tutor students, or visit with residents at care centers. Volunteer Connection volunteers may commit to serving in one or more ongoing efforts. The number of hours they serve is flexible. Volunteers will receive a pre-service orientation, followed by, appropriate on-the-job training from the agency or organization where they are placed.
Volunteer with us!
RSVP and The Volunteer Center matches volunteers with several organizations, giving you countless opportunities such as:
Parks and Museums
Senior Citizen Centers
Faith Based Organizations
Veterans and Va Van
Benefits of Volunteering
We deliver what we promise, when you need it
For those individuals who are 55 years of age and older, RSVP has funds for mileage reimbursement for the volunteer's to receive reimbursement for miles incurred from the volunteers home to their volunteer site and back home. However, there is a cap of $40.00 per month. RSVP volunteers also have the privilege of receiving accident and liability insurance which acts as a secondary to their regular insurance. So, if there were an accident during their travel to the volunteer site, this would act as a secondary coverage. Volunteers are also invited to an Annual Volunteer Recognition Event – where they receive gifts and get to socialize with others. Volunteer Center volunteers are also invited to the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event, however there are no funds available to reimburse Volunteer Center volunteers for their mileage or to give them the secondary insurance. Volunteers are given the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance skills already obtained.
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Christine Dastrup is an Outstanding Volunteer for Sevier County and is very deserving of the Utah Senior Corps Service Award. Christine had been part of the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) for over 17 years. Christine is a very caring, hardworking, and dedicated volunteer.
Christine is an asset to the RSVP and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Programs. She is a member of the RSVP Recognition Committee which helps to plan, organize, and set up for the Recognition Event each year. She also helps with the registration table and volunteers check in for the event. Christine has been part of the VITA program for as long as it has been established in the Six County Region. For the past 10 years, Christine has brought her expertise of tax preparation and her kind personality to the VITA program. When Christine first started helping with the VITA program, she was not very familiar with computers – she now excels with them with the tax program. Christine always says, “To heck with computers, give me a tractor.” Christine has farm ground she owns and manages with her husband and son.
Christine also volunteers with the Sevier County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and has served in the past on the Citizen Corps Council Committee. Christine has also volunteer with Ashman Elementary as a tutor for the school. Christine also volunteered with the Boy Scout program for over 30 years, teaching youth survival techniques and overall preparedness. Christine is also very active in her church and has volunteered and continues to volunteer with several different opportunities within her community of faith.
We would like to Thank Christine for her outstanding volunteer service in the community!