News Celebrating Our Volunteers and the Benefits of Volunteering
Want ideas for volunteering in the Tampa Bay area? Enjoy newsletters offering program and upcoming event updates and volunteers’ firsthand experiences with our programs.
- RSVP Volunteers Love Serving Others
- Homebound Seniors Receive Encouragement
- Welcome Resource Advocates
- Geared Up for Another Successful School Year
- Mayor Castor’s Classroom Companions
- Volunteer Florida’s Volunteer of the Year
- Local Funders Support Children
- Volunteer Florida CEO Visits Seniors in Service
- Volunteer for Better Health
- Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Highlights
- Celebrating our Heroes of Service
- Community Support Helps Expand Programs
- Suncoast Credit Union Supports Seniors
- A real-life Superhero “Zooms In” to help
- Volunteers Help Students Love Learning
- Honor a Volunteer for 19 Years of Serving Veterans
- 10 Tampa Bay Features Seniors in Service
- Operation Veteran Connects Feeds Hundreds
- Together We’re Better
- RSVP Volunteers Show Appreciation for Our Veterans
- The Next Generation Of Volunteers Support Our Current Generation
- Volunteer Receives Salt and Pepper Award
- Welcome RSVP Pinellas!
- Connecting through Virtual Engagement
- Building Hope and Continuing Care
- Supporting Seniors and Veterans
- Saving Our Seniors and Volunteerism!
- Tampa Bay Lightning Community Heroes!
The Show Must Go On! Seniors in Service Volunteer Appreciation Event Goes Virtual! In this issue, we highlight the 2020 Heroes of Service Award winners from each area of Seniors in Service
- Christian Slater with Health Buddies
- Zoraida Class with TelePals
- Norm Bungard with Operation: Veteran Connect
- Irma Amador Acosta with Senior Companion
- “Grandma” Manning with Readers in Motion
- “Grandma” Louise with Foster Grandparents
- Don and Connie Smith with RSVP
- RSVP continues to connect people aged 55+ to the volunteer opportunities of their dreams by teaming up with CARES Elfers!
- Senior Companion volunteers continue to help isolated homebound elders or veterans live independently, with dignity, in their own homes.
- TelePals continue to provide ongoing telephone reassurance to keep people connected during this time of social isolation.
- Operation: Veteran Connect partners up with Blue Star Mothers to send appreciation to servicemembers.
- Readers in Motion expands program to a community-based model.
- Health Buddies partner up with the Crisis Center to continue to support individuals living with chronic diseases.
- Foster Grandparents GEARED UP to go virtual!
- RSVP continues to address community issues, like food insecurity.
- Senior Companion volunteers prepare to visit their clients once more.
- Dining Out At Home served over 87,100 meals.
- TelePals continue to connect and reduce isolation throughout Tampa Bay.
- Operation: Veteran Connect sends support and love to troops overseas.
- TelePals has helped reduce social isolation for over 100 Tampa Bay seniors.
- We shifted to virtual service delivery, with client referrals and volunteer applications on www.TelePalNow.org and volunteer training delivered through virtual e-Learnings.
- Readers in Motion kept kids and parents engaged with reading challenges that helped them with e-Learning and inspired parent engagement.
- Dining Out At Home worked with community partners, responding to the 300% increase in requests from low-income seniors for home-delivered meals.
- Seniors in Service continued to provide volunteers with service opportunities to serve with local non-profits.