Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Pete Amar, Project Director
Lisa Smith, Program Coordinator
Sponsored by Otsego County United Way A Freedom Corp partner RSVP connects adults age 55 years or older to agencies and organizations which need their skills, knowledge and experience. Volunteers are actively helping: United Way American Red Cross First Call for Help Salvation Army Otsego Memorial Hospital Hospice of Michigan Commission on Aging plus other agencies and organizations in Otsego County.
Address: 116 East Fifth, Gaylord MI 49735
Phone: 989-732-6232 FAX: 989-732-8080
Jennifer Russell, Program Director
116 E. Fifth Street
Gaylord MI 49735
SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATION FORM forms are due back to us by March 11, 2013
ROAD TO RECOVERY
With a partnership with American Cancer Society the Volunteer Center organizes drivers and schedules to offer transportation to Petoskey for cancer patients seeking radiation treatments.
VOLUNTEER RESOURCE CENTER
The Volunteer Center continues to be a link between volunteers and opportunities. Communication is done via email, Facebook, and website.
Purpose is to recognize outstanding volunteers in our community. Awards are divided up into 6 categories. Nominations come from the community and winners are chosen by a selection committee. Award program is part of the Dinner/Auction fundraiser in April. Click here for this year's Nomination Forms.
This is the biggest fundraiser for the Volunteer Center. The evening consists of the Spirit Awards program, dessert auction, live and silent auction, and raffles.
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
During this week we honor volunteers in our community through the blue ribbon campaign.
Youth who have earned 400 hours or more of volunteer hours during their 4 years of high school are honored during scholarship night.
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Program is for 7th through 12th graders who are interested in doing various volunteer projects throughout the summer. The purpose is to educate youth in the value of volunteer work.
The Volunteer Center participates with the Community Giving Program program. Volunteer Center offers volunteer support to many of these programs as well as running the Adopt a Family program.
DAY OF CARING
United Way’s Day of Caring connects volunteers with local nonprofit groups to complete projects that may not otherwise get done.
Projects range from painting a mural to building a playground, reading to preschoolers or sponsoring a seniors project.
This unique event gives employees an opportunity to spend their workday or a Saturday on volunteer projects that make a difference in the lives of children, family and seniors.
The Day of Caring also provides a way for companies and groups to develop long-lasting relationships with colleagues and agencies.
Benefits for your Employees
Would you like to join us in making a difference? In one day you can: