• RSVP: A Year in Review

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    AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP, a program of Family & Community Services, Inc, provides volunteer service in 15 counties throughout the state of Ohio!
    We are always thankful to our volunteers for their service in our communities. With over 81,000 hours of direct service, our volunteers have saved our partner agencies over $2.4 million dollars! Now that is something to be proud of!
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    RSVP Across Ohio


    Ashtabula County

    RSVP Henry from Geneva Food Pantry has lifetime volunteer hours with RSVP totaling over 5,340!
    Thank you for all you do for the community, Henry!
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    Columbiana & Jefferson Counties

    AmeriCorps Seniors/RSVP staff and volunteers enjoyed Holiday luncheon and White Elephant Gift Exchange. 
    Celebrating Seniors hosts monthly luncheons, crafts, and support group with the assistance of RSVP volunteers.
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    Crawford, Marion & Morrow Counties

    RSVP of Crawford, Marion, and Morrow Counties would like to welcome Leapin’ Outreach Ministries as a new RSVP partner agency! 
    Leapin’ Outreach is located at 150 Court St. in Marion. They, and their staff of volunteers, serve to provide Marion’s residents in need with clothing free of charge, and are also currently working to converting an upstairs space into a homeless shelter with areas being sponsored and provided for by other local Marion organizations. 
    Leapin’ Outreach is open Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 and Thursdays from 10 am-noon. 
    Welcome to the RSVP family!
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    Mahoning & Trumbull Counties
    RSVP is a National Program of AmeriCorps Seniors. The successful coordinator will recruit, train, and place volunteers with local non-profit organizations, schools and healthcare agencies that address the RSVP Performance Measure Priorities for Community Impact. The coordinator oversees, and is responsible for, all RSVP program operations and goals in Mahoning & Trumbull Counties.
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    Portage & Stark Counties

    Our AmeriCorps Seniors Portage RSVP volunteers & friends from Homework Buddies; a partnership with Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority in Ravenna, gathered for a holiday party last month. We had a very special guest from the North Pole; Santa was a hit with the kids (both young and old) as we all enjoyed celebrating together! 
    Extra thanks to the PMHA staff for hosting a hot cocoa bar, thanks to the volunteers for sharing goodies and many thanks to friends of RSVP, Tom & Patti Shanley, for sending yummy treats for all to share!
    If you would like more information about opportunities to mentor and tutor area youth in community settings, please contact RSVP staff at cshanley@fcsohio.org or 330.877.2495 
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    Montgomery & Greene Counties

    Last month, our volunteers in Montgomery and Greene counties served over 500 hours. This month, the number of volunteers is slowly but steadily increasing, and we welcomed two new volunteer sites in Greene county, Family Violence Prevention Center(FVPC) and Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center (XARSC).
    One of the services FVPC offers is temporary housing for families affected by violence. They are dedicated to supporting their clients in various ways, and we are proud to partner with them. XARSC is also a vital part of the Xenia community. They offer various services and events to enrich the lives of seniors.
    It is a pleasure to spread the word about such an uplifting place. We are thankful for the connections we have been making throughout our communities!
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    Wyandot, Seneca & Huron

    Residents of Charles Meadows in Tiffin participated in the first service club meeting hosted by RSVP. Partnering with C.A.S.A. of Seneca, Wyandot and Sandusky county, residents and RSVP staff made holiday cards for every child who is a part of the C.A.S.A. network. Included in each homemade card was a piece of advice for each child and a wish for the holiday season.
    Every month RSVP staff will bring in a service project for the residents to work on to help out a local nonprofit and organization.
    If your organization has something that we can work on for you, please contact Ariel at 419-448-1530. 
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    Senior Support Action Group

    The Senior Support Action Group worked together with a local senior residential facility in Youngstown to plan a Senior Health and Wellness Resource Fair. There were over 150 attendees and 30 organizations. It was a great opportunity to get local resources out to the senior community.
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    Welcome To Our New Volunteers!

    Bob B.
    Peggy B.
    Pat C.
    Shirley C.
    Drew D.
    Mary Jo D.
    Michele D.
    Victoria E.
    Mary G.
    Shirley G.
    Theresa H.
    Helen K.
    Bob M.
    Glenn O.
    James P.
    John S.
    Marcia S.
    Rose Marie S.
    Deb W.
    Penny W.
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    Anne A.
    Mark B.
    Judith B.
    Karla C.
    James D.
    Tony D.
    William D.
    Rosalie E.
    Charles E.
    Shirley F.
    Leslie F.
    Terry G.
    Patricia Ann G.
    Tressie G.
    Penny G.
    Sharon G.
    William H.
    Aileen J.
    Elisabeth J.
    Janine L.
    Dianne L.
    Barbara L.
    Molly L.
    Donna M.
    Trish M.
    Pat M.
    Diana M.
    Alice O.
    Glenn O.
    Joyce P.
    Gary P.
    Terrie Q.
    Ruth Ann R.
    Cathy R.
    Carl S.
    Vivian S.
    Linda S.
    Ronald Y.
    Nancy Z.
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    Station Name: Ashtabula Arts Center
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: The center is a non-profit, multi-arts organization offering year-round programming in theatre, music, dance and visual arts.
    Need: Volunteer opportunities range from mending and altering costumes to concessions and ushering.
    Please contact Christine: 440-670-9125 to learn more. 
    Station Name: Friends of the Columbiana Public Library
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Tuesday's 9am
    Need: Sort and price donated books, manage book sale kiosk, assist with book sales (when scheduled)
    Station Name: New Day Ministries Outreach Center
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
    Need: Light lifting
    Station Name: Fairborn FISH Food Pantry
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed, especially during the winter months.
    Need: Some volunteer descriptions include assisting clients with food selection, greeting clients, picking up food donations from partnering businesses, and sorting and stocking the items. 
    Station Name: RSVP Transportation  
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Hours vary based on client need and volunteer availability
    Need: Help provide safe and reliable rides to local homebound seniors for their necessary trips; to include medical appointments, grocery shopping, and/or banking. Other trips are approved in advance by RSVP Program Coordinator. Mileage reimbursement available.
    Station Name: Cancer Dietary Initiative
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: 3rd Saturday of each month 8-12
    Need: Food pantry assist specifically designed and packaged for cancer patients (who are referred by physician) to meet needs while going through treatments, bagging and distribution of food.
    Station Name: Habitat for Humanity
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Varies
    Need: Volunteers will assist with various construction projects including painting, flooring, landscaping, drywall work, etc.
    Station Name: LIfecare Alliance/Meals on Wheels Program
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Multiple routes across Marion County, late morning through lunch hours
    Need: Light lifting, ability to drive
    Station Name: Crossover Community Development
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Times vary based off of need.
    Brief Description of the volunteer need or job: Volunteer with us and help immigrants and refugees rebuild their lives.
    Station Name: Cardington Community Food Pantry
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Wednesday's 9am-noon
    Need: Some lifting, sorting donations, assisting clients with check in
    Station Name: Haven of Portage    
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed:
    Ravenna; daily needs as site is open 24/7
    Need: Volunteer serves alongside other volunteers to prepare, distribute and visit with patrons during daily meal service (site offers breakfast and dinner shifts) Volunteer may also support the homeless facility with social outreach and more. All training and orientation provided.
    Station Name: Tiffin Non-Food Pantry
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: First and third Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Need: Many hands make light work! Help out at giveaway distribution by handing out donated items to those in need. 
    Station Name: United Way of Greater Stark County, VITA tax preparation program  
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Schedule TBA; based on location availability in Canton, North Canton, Canal Fulton, Massillon and Lake Township 
    Need: Volunteer will serve as either tax preparers for Stark County patrons and/or serve as greeters at the various locations. All training and materials are provided for this opportunity. 
    Station Name: SCOPE
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: As needed
    Need: volunteers are as needed to help with local inside monthly events that is located at Warren, OH! 
    Station Name: RSVP Transportation 
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: Hours vary based on client need and volunteer availability
    Need: Help provide safe and reliable rides to local homebound seniors for their necessary trips; to include medical appointments, grocery shopping, and/or banking. Other trips are approved in advance by RSVP Program Coordinator. Mileage reimbursement available. 
    Senior Support Action Group
    Station Name: Senior Support Action Group
    Days/Hours Volunteers Needed: First & Third Thursday's
    Need: The Senior Support Action Group (SSAG) is currently in need of volunteers for the Jefferson County area to pick up the boxes from Salvation Army and deliver them to homebound seniors. These deliveries will take place on the first and third Thursday of the month. 
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