ADRC of Oneida County Looking for People for Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Packaging and delivering meals, giving people rides, supporting local food pantries, helping in an animal shelter, and working in the habitat for humanity restore are just some of needs in the community that ADRC of Oneida County has identified.
Now, it just needs to the volunteers to help.
“It’s important for all of us as we get older to still have a sense of purpose, to contribute to our greater society. It’s really intended to provide those kinds of opportunities for older folks,” said ADRC Manager Joel Gottsacker.
ADRC is specifically looking for people 55-plus who want to volunteer through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP.
It’s part of the SeniorCorps branch of AmeriCorps.
“None of these positions require any specific skill sets other than having a drivers license and auto insurance,” said Gottsacker. “If there’s somebody out there that has some specific skills that they would like to volunteer using those skills we’d be happy to look for opportunities for them to use their skills. Even if we have to develop the volunteer opportunity.”
While you have to be 55 or older for the SeniorCorp program, Gottsackers said they won’t turn volunteers away just cause you’re younger.
People who are interested can give Dawn Johnson at ADRC a call at 715-369-6307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.