Volunteers 55+ needed for new After-School program in Delta

RSVP of the Capital Region-York County is seeking volunteers for an after school program. Become a volunteer and make a difference with children attending this new Mason-Dixon community service program in Delta, PA.

Volunteer benefits include: transportation reimbursement, free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, assistance with clearances, Comcast Newsmakers appearance, volunteer of the month in York County 50+ monthly newspaper, and improved personal happiness.

RSVP of the Capital Region has been serving the needs of eight counties by recruiting and placing volunteers who make a difference in their communities.

Please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or email at YorkAdamsFranklin@rsvpCapReg.org.

Yarn & knitting supplies needed for Veterans’ project

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Our RSVP volunteers produce a variety of lap robes and afghans that are donated to veterans at VA Centers and shelters and other senior residences. Yarn may be dropped off at the RSVP offices, located at 50 Utley Drive in Camp Hill, between 9:00am and 4:30pm weekdays. Please call before delivering. A flat bed rolling cart is available for transferring from your vehicle. We can arrange to pick up large quantities. In addition to yarn (no rug yarn please), we also need knitting needles, crochet hooks and other knitting supplies.

RSVP also partners with schools, food banks and shelters by collecting and distributing hats, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves and personal care items. If you or your organization has other handmade needle-arts items that you would like to donate for our volunteer recognition and fund raising events, we would appreciate your collaboration. Cash donations are also welcomed.

If you know of veterans in residence that are in need of any of the items mentioned above, please contact us. RSVP of the Capital Region is a 501[c]3 non-profit community benefit organization that has been assisting volunteers throughout the Susquehanna Valley for more than forty years.

To donate or inquire, call RSVP at 800-870-2616 or email rsvp@rsvpCapReg.org.

Will Lockwood Named RSVP February Volunteer of the Month

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 Will Lockwoodadministered 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.

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

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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

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.

RSVP-York County Volunteer Tutors Wanted

Retired and Senior Volunteers 55 and Over

CNCS Tutor MaleRSVP 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.CNCS Tutor

Please contact Scott Hunsinger at 443 619-3842 or email at yorkrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org.

 

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN’S SUCCESS!

 

ZEST FOR LIFE 2015 RSVP TUTOR OF THE YEAR–Lancaster/Lebanon/York

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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.

 

 

 

 

York RSVP Volunteers for the Month of April

Barbara (Barb) and William (Bill) are the York County RSVP Volunteers for the month of April.

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They live outside of Delta, Pennsylvania. Bill is retired from Exelon and has two sons, one daughter, and a grandson. He volunteers as a tutor at Delta-Peach Bottom Elementary School and volunteers at Mason-Dixon Community Services in Delta. He has many hobbies include; hiking, kayaking, and reading.

 

Barb is a RN and volunteers at Mason-Dixon Community Services each week. She enjoys her vegetable garden along with her sewing/knitting room.

They are truly a couple giving back to their community.

 

Barbara Brown Named York County RSVP Volunteer of the Month

RSVP of the Capital Region has named Barbara Brown as volunteer of the month in York County. Barbara is a very enthusiastic volunteer who is an inspiration to everyone she comes in contact with. Barbara volunteers every week as a tutor for lower grade students at Stewartstown Elementary School.

Barbara Brown

She is giving back to students and her community after retiring from teaching with over thirty years of experience. Barbara has been a RSVP volunteer for a year. She is a true RSVP volunteer and is an example of someone who helps young students prepare for the future.