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.
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.
RSVP of the Capital Region has named John Moyer, a volunteer with Compeer of Lebanon County, as its Lebanon County Volunteer of the Month for March. John has been matched with his Compeer friend Roland (not his real name) for more than four years. Compeer matches volunteers with an individual in recovery from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety in what are called “friendship matches.”
When they first met, John noted that Roland was a very quiet man who preferred staying in his home. So, John goes over to Roland’s home each week, where they watch movies – both John and Roland are huge movie buffs! When the weather is nice, John and Roland go for a walk before returning home to watch whichever film is the chosen one for the day. While Roland prefers the familiarity of his home, occasionally the two friends do go on trips. John remarked that four years ago, Roland would never have gone out to a movie theater; his Compeer friendship has given Roland the confidence to branch out into more social settings.
John loves being a Compeer volunteer. He once said, “I make my Thursday afternoons with Roland as important as any other appointment in my life. I enjoy being with Roland so much, I’d never schedule a doctor’s appointment or anything else during that time. Getting to spend time with someone, helping them get comfortable in new settings, it’s a great feeling. Roland is a great guy, and I’m so glad that we get to be Compeer friends.”
John also drives a van for the VA Hospital, picking up veterans to transport them for appointments at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Moyer has a love of singing, especially religious music, and cantors at services held at Ft. Indiantown Gap Military Reservation.
RSVP is proud to recognize John Moyer as the Volunteer of the Month for April 2015.
Compeer of Lebanon County needs volunteers to be a friendship match generally, and in their new CompeerCorps Vet2Vet program where veterans are paired with other veterans. CompeerCorps Brochure 2015 To learn more, please contact RSVP of the Capital Region at 717-454-8956.
RSVP of the Capital Region has named Victoria and Cyrus Condran, volunteers with the Salvation Army of Lebanon, as its Lebanon County Volunteers of the Month for May. Victoria has been volunteering faithfully with the Salvation Army’s Second Harvest food distribution program for 7 years as a sign-in specialist. Cyrus has been volunteering for over 4 years with the Second Harvest program as the first point of contact and as a food distribution assistant. According to Lucinda Semsick, Salvation Army Caseworker/Bookkeeper, “the Condran’s are crucial to the smooth operation of the Second Harvest program and we greatly appreciate their service.”
The Salvation Army’s Second Harvest Food Distribution Program is operated in association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is open only to residents who meet income-eligibility limits. For an individual the maximum annual salary is $17,505. The maximum salary increases $6,090 for each additional member of the household, so a family of four cannot earn more than $35,775.
The Condran’s have been married 45 years and have 4 adult children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. They have lived in both El Paso, Texas, and in Lebanon County. Cyrus’s work career has involved copper refining, Three Mile Island, and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Victoria has many years of experience in hospital and nursing homes serving in various personal care and nursing aide positions.
The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to serve as after school tutors, Second Harvest and Senior Share helpers, and noon/evening meal assistants. To learn more, please contact RSVP of the Capital Region at 717-454-8956.
RSVP, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is seeking an Office Manager for our Camp Hill office. Full-time with great benefits.
Must have superior phone, administrative, oral and written English skills; reliable transportation, including out of County meetings, training and conference attendance; computer skills with Word, Excel, Internet. Must have ability to work from home, including internet; comfortable with databases; and able to lift 25 lbs on occasion. QuickBooks and non-profit experience are a plus. Usual day is 9 to 4:30; however, requires almost weekly flexibility, some evenings, weekend hours, and occasional overnights. RSVP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. $23,400 per annum.
Please send résumé with references and writing sample (article, letter, report, something of your creation) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love working with people 55+? Want to make a difference and help others find a great volunteer position that matches their time and talents? RSVP of the Capital Region, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is seeking a Coordinator to recruit and place volunteers in Lancaster & Lebanon Counties. Work with veterans, senior services, disaster preparedness, tutoring and more. Experience as volunteer coordinator or strong volunteer background preferred. Grant work a plus. FT with great benefits. Flexible hrs, some work from home if desired; occasional nights, weekends. Must have superior people, networking, presentation, oral and written English skills; reliable transportation; computer skills with Word, Excel, Internet, and be comfortable with databases. RSVP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. $26,325 per annum. Resume with references and writing sample to ED, RSVP, 50 Utley Dr., Suite 500, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or email@example.com.