Seniors in Service has been awarded a competitive grant from AmeriCorps Seniors to engage seniors in Pinellas County in community service through the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), addressing inequities in food security, education, health, economic stability, and digital inclusion by engaging seniors in community service. “This competitive award is significant, made possible by our proven success with RSVP in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, especially in our response to the pandemic,” said Seniors in Service CEO Robin Ingles. Services under our new RSVP Pinellas grant begin April 1st.
“We already engage volunteers ages 55 and better in Pinellas, and now there are even more opportunities to harness the power of seniors to change the world,” Robin shared. “We welcome all existing RSVP Pinellas volunteers, and we invite all community members age 55+ who are eager to share their passion, skills, and experience to serve our community.”
Seniors in Service offers opportunities to volunteer remotely or in-person following guidelines to ensure participants remain healthy and safe. Whether you’re passionate about helping a child read, offering companionship to a lonely senior, delivering food to a hungry family, assisting a struggling Veteran, or even guiding a neighbor to use a computer for accessing online services – Seniors in Service can connect you to the volunteer opportunity of your dreams!
During COVID-19 more impoverished children struggle with reading, more homebound elders have become invisible, more veterans struggle to access benefits, and more families face food, housing, health, or financial insecurity for the very first time. The pandemic also shed light on the digital divide, making essential online services out of reach for many who lack access to computers or the skills to use them.
Got an hour? Give an hour! Join RSVP Pinellas today by contacting Sarah Rosenbaum through the form below or call (813) 582-2162!