Volunteer to Tip the Scales of Justice on August 7 in Carlisle


You can play a critical role in the Public Defenders’ Association of Pennsylvania’s Annual Trial Skills Training. It takes place at Penn State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle.

This annual event is a unique opportunity to learn about the justice system. You’ll experience the simulated jury selection process.

RSVP of the Capital Region is pleased to collaborate with Penn State Dickinson School of Law in this annual training event.

Don’t miss this once a year event. Contact Michelle Jones (Perry/Cumberland Development Coordinator), at our Camp Hill headquarters:  800-870-2616 or 717-454-8647

RSVP collaborating to fight health care fraud.

carie_logoRSVP of the Capital Region is collaborating with Pennsylvania Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the elderly (CARIE), to educate older consumers on how to recognize health care fraud: how to protect themselves from fraud; and how to report fraud.

PA-SMP-colorThanks to Scott Brubaker, RSVP’s Project Director, we are helping assemble fraud awareness teams of volunteers in Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster and York Counties. Initial and on-going training will be provided; there is a six-month volunteer commitment requested.

Presentations will be made to seniors at senior centers, retirement communities, expos and a wide variety of civic and community organizations.

This is a great way to become familiar with health care fraud activities, and to share that knowledge throughout your community.

RSVP of the Capital Region appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with other key community service organizations, and encourages you to consider volunteering for this very important project.NewLargeBlueLogo

Volunteer math and reading tutors needed in City of York

RSVP of York and the City of York School District are seeking volunteer reading and math tutors, to make a difference in our community.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), engages volunteers 55 and older in volunteer positions that have a positive impact on the City of York School students and community. Sign up for this Voluntary Service and make a difference in a student’s education . . . and receive these benefits:

transportation reimbursement       supplemental accident & liability insurance

Here is more information >   YorkCityElem Summer 2015 Poster SML

If you are interested in enrolling as a volunteer in this program, please contact:

Scott Hunsinger, York County Development Coordinator  YorkRSVP@rsvpCapReg.org  phone: 443.619.3842



Larry Coghlan: RSVP York County Volunteer of the Month

Joe Coghlan, York County Volunteer of the month, and Jobie Bolden, Hanover Street Elementary Teacher

Joe Coghlan, York County Volunteer of the month, and Jobie Bolden, Hanover Street Elementary Teacher

Larry Coghlan is a volunteer tutor for RSVP of the Capital Region at Hanover Street Elementary School in the Hanover School District. Larry tutors students in math and helps them with their homework. His students call him ‘Mr. C’ and they love the fancy hat he wears to school. Larry has been a volunteer tutor at the school for the past two years.

He was in the Air Force for eight years, then worked for the federal government for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1999.Larry then worked as a contractor to the government for thirteen years. He enjoys gardening, woodworking and traveling in retirement. He and his wife live in Hanover.

Jobie Bolden, teacher at the school, stated, “Mr. C brings a plethora of experiences to our room, is the grandfather a lot of these students have been missing, and is that extra hand we love having in our classroom”.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, email YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org or call Scott Hunsinger at 443-619-3842

Senior Corps of PA Legacy Award Goes to Hershey Volunteer

Angelina Marnickas-Legacy Award 2015

Angelina Marnickas, of Hummelstown, RSVP Volunteer at Hershey Library and Milton Hershey Medical Center, received the Senior Corps of PA Legacy Award at the 2015 Zest for Life RSVP Volunteer Recognition at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, on May 6.  Alicia Richards, WHTM, ABC-27, emceed the 43rd annual event to recognize RSVP volunteers from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties.  Angelina volunteered with the RSVP of Schuylkill County prior to moving to Hummelstown and joining RSVP of the Capital Region in 2004.  Angelina epitomizes a life of dedicated, long term, community service.


June York County Volunteer of the Month–Howard Powell

The RSVP volunteer of the month for June is Howard Powell. Howard has been a volunteer tutor at Hanover Street Elementary School for the past two years. He tutors first, second, third, and fourth graders with reading, English, spelling, and computer skills.

Howard PowellHe is known as Mr. Howard to the students he tutors. He tutors three days a week at the school.

Howard lives with his wife in Dover, Pennsylvania and has thirty five years of IT experience. He worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital  and at the Harford County Public Library as the Computer Support Manager for fifteen years.

His hobbies include reading, football, stock car racing and going to the movies.