RSVP and the Foster Grandparent Program allow for caring adults, ages 55 and over, to continue giving back to their community through volunteer service. RSVP and Foster Grandparent volunteers help to strengthen the Central Florida community through a variety of initiatives.
Opportunities are available from one to 30 hours a week. If Federal income eligibility standards are met, volunteers may be eligible for a small, non-taxable stipend, to offset volunteering expenses.
A caring volunteer can change a life. Be a part of shaping our communities for a better tomorrow.
Each year, countless children enter Kindergarten who are not ready to read. OTTER, Older Teachers Training Early Readers, is Volunteers for Community Impact’s Early Literacy initiative. Volunteers read to small groups of children who are excited and eager to read.
Together, stories are read, retold, and discussed. Children ages 3-5 will have a love of books before they enter Kindergarten, setting them on a great path for success from the start.
So many children fall behind, because they do not have a caring adult role model in their lives. Did you know nearly 6,000 children did not advance to the next grade level, just last year in Orange County?
Volunteers for Community Impact does just that, matching a positive, caring adult with a child. Together, they will read, work on homework, and mostly, be a friend. A mentor can change a life.
Food insecurity and the risk for homelessness continues to increase in many Central Florida counties.
In partnership with community nonprofit organizations, volunteers feed, package, and assist with food, resources, and housing improvement.
Volunteers help hospitals increase their capacity by assisting in services ranging from clerical support to assisting nursing staff with non-clerical duties, such as making supply deliveries within the hospitals, greeting patients and families coming into the emergency room, acting as liaison between patients and families, escorting and discharging patients, facilitating communication and understanding between hospital staff and physicians, greeting and directing visitors, maintaining sign-in logs and visiting with patients who need company.
AARP finds that 85% of seniors find it very important to stay in their home as they age.
As baby boomers continue to age, an estimated 92 million will be over age 65 by 2060, the need for services to assist our elders will continue to grow and increase. Volunteers will provide respite, companionship, and transportation to area seniors.
Volunteers with OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits spend one hour a week sharing a healthy snack, teaching a lesson about nutrition and playing games with children in kindergarten to 5th grade. Our teams work with children at Brookshire Elementary School, Winter Park Community Center and the Boys & Girls Club located in Eatonville.
VCI Cyber-Seniors is a new and exciting intergenerational opportunity. Youth will have the opportunity to use their existing skills and knowledge about technology to reach a new generation. Seniors will learn computer literacy, to stay connected to friends and family digitally.