Spread the Word:
is asking for your help! Please pass along your
newsletter to a friend to help get the word out about the
program activities and need for volunteers.
Newest Volunteer Opportunities:
RSVP needing volunteer to assist in the
Follansbee office, please call 304.527.3410 for
RSVP is starting a MILITARY VETERANS FOCUS GROUP for returning
veterans to assist with re-adjusting to life after returning
from war. LTC John Shaw has offered to head the group
and Advisory Council member Bill Schaefer, volunteers Jim
Brooks, Hank Vincent and Jim DeMaria have volunteered to join the effort. All
volunteers interested in helping, please contact the RSVP
office at 304.527.3410.
RSVP is in need of 10 volunteers to assist Follansbee Police
Department with Pool Parties on June 25, 2011, July 23,
2011 and August 20, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. Volunteers will assist with
RSVP neighborhood watch program in keeping children safe.
Weirton United Way
needing volunteer to assist with 38th Annual Golf
Classic on Monday June 13, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 10:00
p.m., do not
have to be available all day. Please call 304.527.3410 if
interested in helping.
A Child’s Place CASA - Clerical
Ann’s Country Retreat
- Admin Assistant
Inc. - Grant Asst, Clerical
Big Brothers Big
Sisters - Admin Assistant
Brooke County Singing
Group - Director
Brooke County WVU
Extension Office - Energy Express
Catholic Charities of
West Virginia - Clerical
Comfort House -
Hancock County WVU
Extension Office - Energy Express volunteers (reading,
writing and art) and a Camp Cook
Chapel - Office Assistant with typing or computer
Mary H. Weir Public
Library - Person to assist with programs set up
projector and run software, power point etc., and Book sales
person (lifting required)
Sisters of Mt. St.
Joseph - Companions and person to push wheelchair
Soup Kitchen of Great
Wheeling - Food Service
The Children’s Museum
of the Ohio Valley -Receptionist
The House of the
Carpenter, Inc. - Person to clean facility and sort
Center - Weekend person to do exercise and play games
Weirton United Way
- Brochure folding
Weirton Medical Center
- Numerous Opportunities
Wheeling Health Right
- Office cleaner
RSVP is partnering with Senior Companions to let volunteers
know of the great opportunity to assist your neighbor.
Guidelines for service are: must be 55, pass a background
check, physical, and meet income guidelines under $21,000
single household and $27,000 double household including
medical deductions. A Senior Companion must commit between
20 – 40 hours per week. Stipend service offers
$2.65/hour and .35 per mile. You can be a Senior
Companion and still volunteer with RSVP. For more details
call RSVP at 304.527.3410.
and help your RSVP fundraise. Drop off your used ink
cartridges and cell phones at your local RSVP office.
Click to Register your Kroger Plus Card online to help
ALL CURRENT PARTICIPANTS Must
Re-Enroll April 1, 2011 to continue earning rewards for
RSVP. Please call the office; we'll help you register
if you need assistance. Call 304.527.3410 and we’ll walk you through.
Select Ohio, enroll at the store you shop and select
BROOKE COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING RSVP
83852 (No Computer? Call the office and we’ll send
you a barcode to contribute) Just need to use your card
to contribute! IT’S EASY!
online at iGive to help RSVP. 26% goes
to RSVP with tax deduction
RSVP ASAP is raffling tickets for this
beautiful doll made by Josephine Patrone, thank you.
You can get tickets at your RSVP office. $1 each or
6/$5. Drawing will be held June 1, 2011.
Hancock & Brooke Co. Health Dept to hold Home preparedness
seminar at 3 Springs Drive Holiday Inn, Weirton. Tuesday,
June 7, 2011 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register at 304.564.3343
Deadline: June 3, 2011.
Volunteer(s): Dianna Strader, Patricia Wheeler,
Jacqueline Varga, Michael Braunlich, Jacqueline Cauthorne,
Thank you City of
Follansbee for allowing RSVP to assist with your City
Beautification Project. Special thanks to RSVP
volunteers who planted over 200 flowers:
Jean Irvin, Loretta
Ceccarelli, Thomas McBride, Janet Benzo, Cathy Anderson,
Rae Tate, Antoinette Wilkerson, Josephine Patrone, Bill
Lantz, William Kocher, Jeanne Whetsell, Betty Foster,
Marie Conley, Helen Kohen, and Dorothy Croce.
Senior Corps Project
RSVP has collected 622 total small, sample or hotel size
toiletries. Please continue to collect these items; they
need to be in your local RSVP office
by June 30, 2011.This can be, shampoo, conditioner,
toothpaste, deodorant, etc. that will be given to local
shelters and military service personnel. Thank you for your
May 25, 2011, the Moundsville
RSVP, After School Adventure Program held their end of year
program at the Sanford Center site location with seven
student and 8 guest, 2 volunteers and 2 NCOA participants
attending. Those attending were treated to pizza donated by
Varsity Pizza and Pizza Hut. Kroger’s donated bread, paper
products, peanut butter and jelly, and a cake. The Sanford
Center board members donated multi-grain chip, snack bars,
NBA folders and new books for each student.
Guest was given the
opportunity to experience the After School Program with the
children. On display were the “Pyrate” literacy project,
which consisted of the book “Pyrates-Part1”, student
designed pirate vest, treasure chest, maps, and flags. All
were invited to take part in the playing of our hands on
games, such as pool, air hockey, twister and many other
George Burdette, our newest
volunteer sang “School Days” before the meal was served.
Special thanks to Ashley
Gregorash, outgoing AmeriCorps Vista from Brooke County for
assisting in the preparation of this event, Nicki Melinossis,
Volunteer tutor, Brenda Gray and James Maxwell from the
NCOA for all your handwork and dedication to this program.
Area merchants donated special gift for the volunteers, and
also youth door prizes. Merchants included: Varsity Pizza,
Pizza Hut, Classic Cuts, Our Place Family Hair Care Center,
Tractor and Supply, Ponderosa, Kroger’s, Woods Rehab, and
Curves of Moundsville.
Special Thanks: CNCS
State Program Specialist Karlisa E. Bradley and sharing your
Monthly Report April 2011 for West Virginia Projects.
We appreciate your efforts.
to view report.
Sugar Creek Trip - Planned for June 30, 2011. Cost $25.
Please make your reservation by June 15, 2011.
RSVP is planning OVERNIGHT TRIP to DOWN STATE
WV Sept 21 – Sept 22, 2011 PLEASE LET US KNOW WHERE YOU
WOULD LIKE TO VISIT!
RSVP will be teaming up with Steubenville
Group for one day trips! Contact the RSVP office for
more details or contact Alberta Miller at 740.282.5212
Historic Cumberland – Tues, September 23, 2011
Another team for Trips: FOUR SEASONS,
Carolyn Shaffer, Weirton 304.748.0766 Southern
Italy & Sicily – Sept 22-Oct 3, 2011
Double - $3,499 / Single $3,999 / Triple $3,469
Hancock County: June 27-28, 2011 at Wheeling
Family Services of Upper Ohio Valley 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Please call 304.527.3410 to register.
AARP Driver Safety
Program in its ongoing efforts to grow has developed a
working relationship with Retired Educators Ass. that will
run from July 1, 2011 thru August 31, 2011. Anyone
belonging to NRTA can visit
www.aarpvolunteers.com and download the documents. This
is being handled on a national level only and no local SDSP
people have any vouchers. We have been advised to tell our
host agencies about this program.The last week of June,
there will be a blast on the national level. The voucher
will be needed when registering for the class. Any other
questions, please do not hesitate to call me, 304-243-5484,
have a good day, Sally Marple.