RSVP–York County Seeking Volunteer Drivers 55 and over to Drive for SpiriTrust Lutheran “Touch-a-Life Program” in the York and Hanover Areas
RSVP of the Capital Region-York County is seeking volunteer drivers to help support those who need to be driven to appointments and various places in the York and Hanover areas.
Volunteer benefits include: transportation reimbursement, free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, assistance with clearances, volunteer of the month in York County 50+ monthly newspaper, and improved personal happiness. Become a volunteer and make a difference with this great program to help others.
York County RSVP of the Capital Region held the second annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at Alexander’s Restaurant in York on November 5. Twenty-three individuals included: York County RSVP volunteers, RSVP Board Members, and RSVP employees.
Kyle Joines, an aide to State Representative Schreiber, presented two proclamations to volunteers Josie Auman and Alan Dubs. Donna Watkins, The Reading Bug, presented her program and challenged everyone in attendance to read to children. She provided books to take along with them when the breakfast was over. The York County Gospel Choir gave a salute to the volunteers with a variety of songs.
A great time was had by all who attended the breakfast. For more information on volunteering with RSVP please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or by eMail at: YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org
RSVP of the Capital Region has named Will Lockwood as its Lebanon County Volunteer of the Month for February.
After retiring as a mechanic with the US Air Force in Colorado, Will Lockwood moved to Lebanon County and quickly sought out volunteering opportunities through RSVP.
In the fall of 2013, Will began delivering with the Meals on Wheels program administered by the Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging. He delivers meals faithfully every Wednesday in all kinds of weather. The picture of him putting meals in his truck shows the snow on the ground but NOT the frigid temperature! He has filled in on numerous occasions when people are sick or on vacation. Recently, Will stepped up when one of the other Meals on Wheels volunteers was out for surgery and delivered both Wednesdays and Thursdays for about 14 weeks while the other driver recuperated. According to Michelle Long, Volunteer Coordinator for the Area Agency on Aging, “Will is very kind to the Meals on Wheels clients and all of them comment about how caring he is. They look forward to having their meal delivered by Will! I am so happy to have him as a volunteer!”
Will Lockwood’s life of service, both professionally and as volunteer, exemplifies the finest qualities of citizenship and neighborliness. RSVP salutes Will Lockwood as its Volunteer of the Month for February.
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.
He 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.
RSVP of the Capital Region-York County is seeking volunteer tutors in math or reading for Stewartstown Elementary School, Fawn Area Elementary School, and Delta-Peach Bottom Elementary School. You can pick which one you want to tutor in.
Volunteer benefits include: transportation reimbursement, free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, paid assistance with clearances, free two hour tutoring training, Comcast Newsmakers appearance, volunteer of the month in York County 50+ monthly newspaper, and improved personal happiness.
Please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN’S SUCCESS!
Alan Dubs of York is presented with the 2015 Tutor of the Year award for the Lancaster/ Lebanon/York area by Angela Tennis, Board President of RSVP of the Capital Region, at the annual “Zest for Life” Volunteer Recognition at the Radisson Penn Harris on May 6.