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CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the 2017 Quarter 1 RSVP Newsletter and stay up to date with what’s happening at RSVP!
RSVP has many volunteer opportunities waiting for YOU to discover! Some positions RSVP is seeking volunteers for include: donation door aide at the Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf/Clothing Program, class co-leader for the Central MN Counc...
This article highlights why to volunteer and the impact you could have by doing so! “Volunteering has made my life so much better, and I suspect that anyone who has become passionate about a cause will tell you the same thing.”
Have you been thinking about volunteering for quite some time? Make a New Year’s resolution to begin volunteering through RSVP! Call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295 to get started!
Visit the RSVP website to learn about all of the exciting volunteer ...
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently released national volunteer statistics. As a nation, Americans volunteered nearly 7.8 billion hours in 2015, worth an estimated $184 billion, based on the Independent Sector’s estimate ...
CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the 2016 Quarter 4 RSVP Newsletter and stay up to date with what’s happening at RSVP!
The Central Minnesota Home Safety and Falls Prevention Coalition is hosting a FREE Home and Safety Fair TOMORROW, November 2nd, at Whitney Senior Center (1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Home and Safety Fair will feature a...Click Here to Read More!
Every two seconds, someone in the United States is in need of blood with nearly 21 million blood products being transfused to patients each year. The American Red Cross began collecting blood for patients in 1940, under the leadership of Dr. Charles Drew,...Click Here to Read More!
In a report published by the School Mental Health Project at UCLA evidence is testified proving volunteers can “be significant resources in helping create a supportive and welcoming environment at schools and facilitating students’ behavior and performanc...Click Here to Read More!
RSVP Volunteers Enjoy Building Dreams for Families with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity
Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity works tirelessly to fulfill their mission of “gathering communities to transform lives through affordable homeownershi...Click Here to Read More!
CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the 2016 Quarter 3 RSVP Newsletter and stay up to date with what’s happening at RSVP!
Meet John and Carol: John and Carol have been RSVP volunteers for 20 years and together they have volunteered nearly 6,000 hours during this time! John and Carol say “having been retired for 20 years now, we would have had a lot of empty time on our hands...Click Here to Read More!
“Volunteering has made my life so much better, and I suspect that anyone who has become passionate about a case will tell you the same thing.” This fabulous article (click the link below to read the article) highlights the benefits of volunteering and the...Click Here to Read More!
Go back to school with RSVP! There are many volunteer opportunities within local schools where you can get involved and lend a hand making a difference in the lives of many children! If you’re interested in learning more please call the RSVP office at (32...Click Here to Read More!
September 22nd is National Falls Prevention Day! Call the RSVP office if you or your loved one is interested in a home safety assessment to make your home as safe as possible!
If you are age 55 or better and interested in making a positive impact in your community now is the perfect time to fall into a volunteer opportunity with RSVP! Call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295 or visit the RSVP website at www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/RSVP t...Click Here to Learn More!
Did you know that volunteering in your community can result in better physical and mental health? Many studies show that staying active and involved through volunteerism is good for your body and for your mind! These studies show volunteering can decrease...Click Here to Learn More!
Meet Brad: Brad is 1 of 91 RSVP volunteers at Whitney Senior Center. Brad volunteers his time in the woodshop. Brad has been a volunteer with RSVP for 4 years and has served over 350 hours! RSVP volunteers served 6,148 hours at Whitney Senior Center durin...Click Here to Read More!
August is “Boomers Making a Difference Month” around the nation! The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP would like to thank and honor RSVP volunteers who are “boomers” and selflessly donate their time and talents to our community each day.
If you are age 55 o...Click Here to Read More!
Join RSVP and begin to SERVE your community today! To learn more about volunteering please visit the RSVP website (www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/RSVP) or call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295.
RSVP would like to thank the numerous volunteers who served at the St. Cloud summer festivals such as Granite City Days and the Fourth of July Fireworks! Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!
Helen Keller once said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This phrase flawlessly describes the dedication and service of individuals who volunteer through the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
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RSVP volunteer, Shirley Meyer, is the winner of a $100 Visa Gift Card for her volunteer involvement with the 2016 MN Senior Games held recently in St. Cloud! Thank you to Shirley and the 26 RSVP volunteers who helped at the games!Click here to read more!
The results of a Zogby Interactive Survey revealed a total of 56% of Americans describe the tax-filing process as stressful, with 18% of these individuals classifying tax time as “very stressful”. Because of the stress associated with filing taxes the IRS...Click Here to Read More!
Thank you to Great River Energy for supporting the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) with a contribution of $1,500! We thank you for assisting us in addressing local community needs, supporting older adults and for encoura...Click Here to Read More!
RSVP is part of the Senior Corps and we are celebrating National Senior Corps Week May 16th-20th! Celebrate with us as we shine a spotlight on the positive impact Senior Corps volunteers make in our community and across our nation every day!
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Transport Others to Make a Difference
For many in Central Minnesota, getting from one destination to another can be difficult. This is especially true among older adults. According to the American Community Survey and the Minnesota Department of Transp...Click Here to Read More!
Each week throughout the school year volunteers from the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (Lisa J. Braun, Director) visit local classrooms as part of the “Readers’ Theater” group sharing their passion of reading with elem...Click Here to Read More!
The Great River Regional Public Library in St. Cloud was full of energy last night (Thursday, April 28th) as the United Way hosted their annual “Llama Llama Read-A-Rama Pajama Party” event. The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP Readers’ Theater sent 6 volunteer...Click Here to Read More!
The 2015-16 school year brought the 20th Season of the RSVP BookEnds Readers Theater bringing the joy of reading to young readers in the Elk River area. Over the years, set with the mission “to demonstrate joy of the written word to children through grou...Click Here to Read More!
Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis proclaimed April 5th as National Service Recognition Day in Becker. Last week at a Becker City Council meeting 13 RSVP volunteers were publicly recognized and thanked for their service to the community! Click the link below to rea...Click Here to Read More!
April 10th-16th is National Volunteer Week! The RSVP staff would like to thank all volunteers throughout our community, especially RSVP volunteers! In 2015, a total of 1,206 Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP volunteers contributed 159,920 hours of service to 18...Click Here to Read More!
The United States Department of Agriculture conducted a study between 2012 and 2014 to find the estimated average of food insecure households. This study found Minnesota below the national average of food insecure households, being at 10.4 % of households...CLICK HERE to Read More