RSVP offers a full range
of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations. With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to
give. You choose whether you want to draw on your skills or
develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity
thatís right for you. And remember: When you volunteer, youíre
not just helping others, youíre helping yourself.
Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus,
studies show that volunteering helps you to live longer
and promotes a positive outlook on life. So,
get involved and join RSVP today!
Why Should A Person Be A Retired
are several reasons:
1. Once you have painted the porch, cleaned the basement and
attic and visited your children, now what? Maybe you want to start
a new experience Ė Volunteering with an agency that really needs
you may be that new experience.
2. Maybe you want to meet new people who also have
the time to do something with
3. All of your life you have wanted to become
involved in your community but were
busy; now you have the time.
4. Itís been fun having time for yourself and your
family. Now itís time to do
for others, those who need your help today!
What Are Your Benefits As A Retired
1. The good feeling of belonging to a group of people dedicated to helping others.
2. Insurance that can protect you while you are volunteering. This is a benefit at no cost to a volunteer.
3. Reimbursement, if desired, for using your vehicle to travel to and from your volunteer work, up to $20 per month.
4. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
RSVP is federally funded
by The Corporation for National and Community Service; Fiscal Courts
in Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Trigg counties; the cities of Cadiz,
Dawson Springs, Greenville, Hopkinville and Madisonville; United Way of
United Way of the
Pennyrile; and a Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Capacity Building Grant. Together
these funds support a full-time Director, a part-time assistant, a Coordinator
for Christian and Trigg counties and another for Hopkins and Muhlenberg
For more information on
our projects and programs and to find out how you can become a RSVP
volunteer, please contact any of the above individuals or call the PACS Central
Office in Hopkinsville at (270) 886-6341.