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Rebecca’s Garden of Hope

Poverty and its effects hit nearly 35% of the children in the Orlando area. Making a difference takes more than compassion and good intentions; it takes a passion and desire to be a part of the change. Rebecca’s Garden of Hope and Our Savior Lutheran Church provides a place for that change to take place by offering mentoring and tutoring opportunities to all children from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Dedicated volunteers nurture hope by building caring relationships with each student. Individualized strategies are established to help each student grow personally and advance educationally. Life skills such as timeliness, perseverance and money management weave a thread of excellence through the lives of the children and families impacted by this unique ministry.

Be an Advocate for helping children ages 4-18 in your community by helping them with their homework in an energetic and encouraging setting. You pick the age, and we help provide curriculum and computers.

Requirements for volunteers:

  • Must complete an in-house orientation
  • Be competent in reading, math OR grammar
  • Enjoy working with children or teenagers
  • Be patient, kind, and supportive
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Able to pass a background check

Rebecca’s Garden of Hope provides the necessary training for each volunteer position. VCI’s part in this opportunity is to provide volunteers who are 55+ with a (free) comprehensive benefits package (inclusive of accident, personal liability and automobile liability insurance, a life Insurance benefit, free workshops and more) during the hours that you volunteer! Please contact the RSVP Manager over Orange County for more information: 407-298-4180, x 113 / rsvp.orange@vcifl.org.

RSVP, a part of Senior Corps, is America’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide. RSVP shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others. RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation of National and Community Services.