RSVP - Lead With Experience - Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center
 
         
 
Volunteers
 
The RSVP Program provides an opportunity for volunteers to put their skills, talents, and life experiences into motion for others – and benefit our Monadnock communities in the process.

Sharing the skills they have spent years developing, RSVP volunteers put those skills into practice to improve the lives of community members throughout the state. Whether building homes for the needy, preparing income tax reports for the elderly, or mentoring a child, RSVP volunteers strengthen our communities.

    
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Every Seven Seconds Someone in America Turns 55.   What is RSVP?
RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Join RSVP and you join nearly 400,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities.

RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with local and national organizations. With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that’s right for you.

With RSVP, you’ll receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

And remember: When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.

So get involved, and join RSVP today!
Volunteer Benefits
Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Benefits include:


Assistance choosing volunteer opportunities

Our program staff is here to assist you in finding the volunteer opportunity that best fits your interests, skills and time availability. This is your volunteer experience – let us help you make it just what you want it to be!

Male RSVP Volunteer at desk answering phones.   Continued support in your volunteer role
We do everything we can to assist you in finding the volunteer opportunity that is just what you’re looking for. However, there are times when a volunteer decides that a particular volunteer assignment is not as rewarding as they had hoped. If you find yourself in this situation, we are here to help you find a different volunteer opportunity that better fits your expectations. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can assist you on an ongoing basis.

Free supplemental accident and liability insurance coverage during your assignment
All RSVP volunteers are eligible for excess accident and liability coverage. Excess automobile insurance is provided to volunteers that drive for their assignments. This insurance is no cost to you and covers you while you are serving in your RSVP role.

Educational Opportunities and Program In-Services

Volunteer Recognition

Your commitment to volunteering through a Monadnock RSVP Program is appreciated, and we are pleased to join with partnering agencies to recognize the difference you make in the lives of others!

Ongoing Communication

Our Monadnock RSVP program staff is available to ensure your volunteer experience is a positive one. We look forward to ongoing communication which allows us to support you in your volunteer role. Please do not hesitate to contact your program coordinator with any questions or comments you may have regarding the program!

Newsletters
and information about local activities.

Connection
to a growing community of service oriented members.
Kathy Baird, Program Director
kbaird@mfs.org
Phone: 603-357-6893 Fax: 603-352-5698

Program Coordinator Keene
Phone: 603-283-1686 Fax: 603-352-5698

Program Coordinator In The Greater Peterborough Area
By appointment only.
Phone: 603-924-7350 Fax: 603-532-2429
What are the requirements for becoming an RSVP volunteer?
You need to be at least 55 years of age and be willing to volunteer in the Monadnock Region.
 
RSVP Volunteer helping with disaster cleanup.   What if I am under age 55?
Please call us to consult with a staff member or go to www.volunteermatch.org for volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

What are the benefits of being an RSVP volunteer?
First and foremost, you will be making a big difference in the lives of others. Second, you will be working with dedicated staff and volunteers to improve the lives of residents in the Monadnock Region. All RSVP volunteers receive supplemental accident insurance coverage.

What do RSVP volunteers do at nonprofit agencies and licensed health care facilities?

RSVP has more than 60 partnering organizations ready to engage volunteers. RSVP members serve in many different ways such as mentoring a troubled child, financial coaching, helping organizations with program development, providing counsel to new business owners, tutoring children in after-school programs, conducting friendly visits to homebound senior citizens, teaching adult learners to read, providing administrative assistance and so much more!

How do I become an RSVP volunteer?
You will go through a comprehensive one-on-one interview to help you connect with volunteer opportunities that suit your skills and interests. To schedule an interview, email rsvp@mfs.org or call (603)357-6893.

I don’t know what type of volunteer work I’d like to do. Can RSVP help me figure it out?
Yes! When you contact RSVP you are a scheduled for a one-on-one interview with a placement expert who will work with you on finding the right opportunity that fits your skills and interests. Most of the time you will be connected with the potential placement organization while you are in the RSVP office.

Is there training for volunteer opportunities through RSVP?

Yes. All opportunities have training. The length and extensive nature of the training depends on the position.
 
I don’t want to do the same thing I did in my career. Can I try something new?
Of course! RSVP strongly believes in finding a volunteer role that suits what you want. Volunteering can be a great way to discover new skills and interests that you never knew you had.
  Veterans are trained to teach other Veterans.
Register to Volunteer Form
 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. To become a volunteer, please fill out the form below, contact us at 603-357-6893 or rsvp@mfs.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
 
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  Birthdate:     (please enter MM/DD/YY)
       
     
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  Mailing Address:  
       
  Telephone Number:  
       
  Cell Number:  
       
  City, State, Zip:  
       
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  Referred by:  
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Website
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Health Fair/Senior Fair
TV/Cable
Person
Church
MUW
Chamber of Commerce
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  Reason For Volunteering:  
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Student
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  So we can better know your interests and skills, please check all areas you would consider utilizing in your RSVP volunteer service:
       
  RSVP Programs:  
America Reads
Neighbors In-Deed
Focus Areas
Education
Healthy Futures
Economic Opportunity
Veterans & Military Family Members
Environmental Stewardship
Disaster Services
       
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  Are you interested in being socially connected with other RSVP seniors
based on mutual interests?:
     
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