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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.

Past Issues

Geared Up News – December 2022


  • Your Donation is Worth Twice as Much!
  • Providing Solutions to Commnity Challenges Through Volunteering
  • Heroes in the Classroom & Encouraging a Love of Learning
  • Empowering Self-Sufficiency & Making Independence a Reality
  • Friendly Calls for Social Connection & “Companionship as Medicine” 
  • A Heart for Service
  • Step Into the Best Years of Your Life

Geared Up To Serve-August 2021


  • 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


Geared Up News – Apr. 2021



  • 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!


Full April 2021 Newsletter



Geared Up News Feb. 2021


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


Full February 2021 Newsletter


Geared Up News Jan. 2021


  • 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.


Full January 2021 Newsletter





Amy Manning
Outreach and Communications Manager
(813) 492-8918


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