RSVP IS CELEBRATING ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY!! Stop by the El Dorado Senior Center (210 E. Second) on September 8 to participate in RSVP's 9/11 Project: Operation Honor Cards. Public is invited to this come-and-go event. Write a small note to servicemen/women, or their families, or veterans and pledge service in their honor.
Volunteer Drivers Needed At Susan B. Allen Hospital!Shifts are two hours in length. Shifts are: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 2 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Several openings are available. Contact us if you are interested or for more information.
You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.
RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Join RSVP, and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities. RSVP is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, county mill levy, United Way of El Dorado, and your contributions.
With RSVP you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give,and whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that's right for you.
Our mission is to provide a variety of meaningful opportunities for people 55 years of age and over to participate more fully in the life of their communities through significant volunteer work. Volunteers will utilize their skills and experience as they benefit their communities.
This program needs volunteers to cook, package, and freeze meals on site (usually a senior center). After preparation is complete, volunteers collect the meals and bring them to the Department on Aging, where the meals are packaged according to a person's needs. Meals are then delivered to homebound elders living in our rural areas.
Shopping for Seniors
This program serves those who cannot shop for thenselves. On Wednesdays, volunteers are needed to call homebound seniors and write down their grocery orders for that week. Based on these orders, volunteers then shop for, and deliver, the groceries on the following day.
Cell Phones for Seniors
This program provides recycled cell phones to senior citizens for 911 emergency calls. With this resource, senior citizens can be more independent. Volunteers help with collection of used phones.
Anyone interested in helping with commodities can visit or call our office. Commodities are distributed once a month. Volunteers are needed to help sort, box, and distribute these much needed food items.
Meals on Wheels
This program helps people stay in their own homes through the use of volunteers who deliver noon meals five days a week. Volunteers are often the only daily face-to-face contact for people who are otherwise isolated. Routes are available in all parts of the larger cities in Butler County.
Asera Care Hospice
Augusta Senior Center
Big Brothers/Bid Sisters
Bradford Memorial Library
Butler County Department on Aging
Butler County Extension Office
Butler County Historical Society
Butler County Homeless Initiative
Community Care Center
El Dorado Police Department
El Dorado Senior Center
Good Shepherd Hospice
Leon Senior Center
Pregnancy Care Center
Rose Hill Senior Center
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospice Volunteer Services
RSVP for Butler County can be contacted by phone, fax, or e-mail. Our phone number is 316-775-0500 or 1-800-279-3655. Our fax number is 316-775-0555. Our e-mail address is deptonaging-RSVP@bucoks.com
The first step in becoming an RSVP volunteer is enrolling in the program. The benefits of becoming an RSVP volunteer are: mileage reimbursement, excess liability insurance, invitation to annual recognition event, monthly newsletter.
RSVP volunteers do have their volunteer hours documented. Tracking volunteer data is a valuable tool in detailing and highlighting how volunteers impact a community, what they accomplish, and just how valuable they are to the operation of hundreds of non-profit organizations, schools, and health care facilities in our towns and cities. Without the tracking done by RSVP, the efforts of volunteers remain unidentified in any comprehensive way. This leads to a total lack of knowledge as to the true impact of today's volunteers on the welfare of each and every citizen. In addition, the data collected is shared with legislators who then use the information to help determine how to allocate funds for volunteer efforts such as RSVP and other National Service programs like the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program.
Want to enroll as a Volunteer? Complete the volunteer application below and send it to RSVP of Butler County. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.