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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 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




Geared Up News – Sept 2020


  • 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.

Full September Newsletter

Geared Up News – June 2020


  • 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 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.

Full June 2020 Newsletter

Geared Up News – July 2018


  • Building Literacy with Intergenerational Impact
  • Dr. Paykel honored as a 2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Hero at Work
  • CEO corner – In 2018 I think collaboration!
  • RSVP Volunteer Becky Gilmore shares why Helping Kids go to College Feeds Her Soul
  • Sun City Center’s Tradition of Volunteerism Thrives
  • Congratulations, Cathie Schroder!
  • Bucket List Accomplished
  • Volunteering Can Be Fun and Social Too!
  • Thank You Again to Sponsors for our Inaugural Film Screening in May!

SIS Newsletter-July18


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


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