July 2014 Newsletter   2014 RSVP Letters for Soldiers Event


RSVP Volunteers

Our primary mission at RSVP is to improve lives and strengthen our community through volunteer service by matching the skills, experience and interests of caring adults age 55 and older with community need. The following are updated and new volunteer opportunities we're highlighting from our community partners. We've aimed to keep the descriptions brief while also including the mission of the organization, the volunteer's role, the training provided, the leader or contact person and website or other means of getting more information. RSVP volunteers may contact RSVP or the program leaders directly. Please indicate to program leaders that you are an RSVP volunteer and make sure your hours are recorded and reported to us. Thank you for your volunteer service and the impact you have on our community!

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RSVP Letter Writing

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, RSVP volunteers came together to celebrate our active military men and women that are currently serving overseas. Some of the letters focused on the gratitude while others were meant to encourage the soldiers to stay strong. Each letter was unique and hand-written to create a personal connection with the soldiers receiving the letters.
The letters were sent to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization which, since its founding in 2003, has delivered over 1 million packages to service members worldwide. Ultimately, the letters are sent with a care package to remind the individual how appreciative Americans are for their service. After two hours of writing, the RSVP volunteers were able to contribute 68 letters for service men and women. For more photos of the event, please CLICK HERE.

RSVP Volunteer Orientation Meetings 2014
Meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons from 3 - 4:30p.m. in conference room 155 in the Sanford Center for Aging located in the Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.
January 22
February 26
March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 19
December 17



Orientation meetings include the following:
 • Hearing from potential new volunteers about their interests
• Seeing how adults have found rewarding ways to share their skills and know they're making an impact in our community
• Talking about how RSVP matches folks with rewarding volunteer positions according to their interests and community need
• Describing the process of providing referrals to potential volunteer sites and also show people how to learn more on their own through our website and links
• Explaining some of the additional benefits of volunteering through RSVP, such as Volunteer Recognition and the supplemental insurance coverage, and describing the communication (such as reporting volunteer hours) RSVP and volunteers have to support each other.

Free, accessible parking is available
For more information, contact Suellen in the RSVP office at 784-1807 or sbacigalupi@unr.edu