Retired Senior and Volunteers
The Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps people aged 55 years and older put their skills and life experiences to work in their communities. Volunteers serve from just a few hours to up to 20 hours each week in a variety of roles which include the following:
- Mentoring and tutoring students in the schools
- Supporting and providing services to community and government agencies
- Helping seniors with the basics of computer use in classroom settings
- Assisting seniors with health insurance problems and making sure their claims get paid
- Providing telephone support to homebound, elderly individuals.
- Mobilization of other volunteers
- Assisting with Natural Disasters
- Advocating in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
- Providing special event coverage,
- Providing a variety of hospital and non-profit services and much more...
For more information, please call (301) 265-8450
RSVP Registration Form
Foster Grandparent Program
Foster Grandparents work in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, jails and day care centers. Foster Grandparents volunteer their time to help children who are being abused or uncared for by their mothers, help troubled teenagers and young mothers care for premature infants and children with physical disabilities. Foster Grandparents offer one-on-one, daily attention that helps young people grow, gain self-confidence and become productive members of our communities.
Foster Grandparents Program participants are age 60+ and who work with at-risk children in various community settings. Participants work 20 hours a week and receive a small stipend. For more information, please contact the Foster Grandparent Program at (301) 265-8450.
To volunteer, send e-mail to DFSWebmaster@co.pg.md.us.
The Telephone Reassurance Program
The Telephone Reassurance Program utilizes senior volunteers serving through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to place daily reassuring phone calls - Monday through Friday - to homebound and isolated seniors within Prince George's County. The goal of the program is to eliminate some of the concerns facing seniors who live alone, thereby assisting them to remain independent. The program provides the opportunity to socialize by telephone with someone who cares. It allows individuals to keep in contact with their community and helps decrease the feelings of loneliness and isolation. It also provides added peace of mind to relatives who live out of town, or who are unable to contact their family member on a regular basis. For more information, please call (301) 265-8450.
For more information, please call (301) 265-8450 or e-mail us at DFSWebmaster@co.pg.md.us.