RSVP Still Needs More Volunteers
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has renewed its call for volunteers.
The program has volunteer openings at four major community programs, according to Karen Beckerman, Moore County RSVP director.
"No previous experience is needed for these openings, merely a willingness to make a difference," Beckerman said.
She cites these needs:
JobLink in Aberdeen needs volunteers to meet and greet clients, assist clients with filling out applications on the computer and in writing resumes and performing clerical duties.
Elmcroft of Southern Pines, an assisted living facility needs volunteers to help with fun activities. These "fun" activities involve playing games with residents and are described as "a fulfilling and enjoyable way to make a difference."
Interfaith Food Pantry in Aberdeen needs help with stocking shelves and providing canned food to visitors. Another need is sorting donated clothing.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills needs volunteers to help in the computer lab, in serving dinners and helping with homework. The club hosts about 200 children daily. Their ages range from 5 to 18.
In Moore County RSVP assists more than 35 agencies with volunteer recruitment.
"It also helps adults, age 55 or more, find fulfillment by benefiting the community and keeping themselves productive. An hour or two of donated time will go a long way in easing the burden of these groups," Beckerman said.
To volunteer, interested residents can call RSVP at 215-0900. Its offices are in the Senior Enrichment Center on U.S. 15-501 north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.
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