I have! First, spring puts me into action. I start dreaming about how the garden will look, where I will go to relax, who I will visit and, of course, what I will improve about myself. When summer comes I know I will have more time on my hands. So, how does this happen? Volunteering is all about time, our most precious commodity. I have discovered that the more I think about the time I don’t have, the less I get done. Yet, the more I fill my time with things I enjoy doing, the more time I seem to find.
This summer, why not spend some of your extra time sharing yourself? You often hear, “make a difference, volunteer!” yet taking that first step may be the most difficult part. Perhaps you’ve not shared your talents for free before, have become comfortable with your routine or just feel, “been there, done that.” That’s where the RSVP Volunteer Program can fit into your life. We’re here to match your experience, commitment level, availability and talents with requests from over 50 not-for-profit agencies right here in Ulster County.
We have something for everyone! We have placed volunteers helping older adults remain independent by driving them to doctor appointments and by grocery shopping for them; helping fight hunger by serving at food pantries and soup kitchens; offering free tax preparation for seniors and low income families; mentoring and tutoring children and supporting military members serving our country by preparing and sending morale packages and communications to them. Whether you want to help others, meet people, learn something new, give back or start a new career, volunteering may be the answer. Why not take a moment—right now—to call and schedule an appointment for your volunteer placement interview? We look forward to meeting you. Call us at (845) 339-2181 to find out whether we have the right “fit” for your time. You’ll be glad you did.