Individuals age 55+ who want to give back to the community through volunteer service in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon and Passaic Counties. RSVP provides people 55 and over with the perfect groundwork of volunteerism to complement their invaluable experience and make a difference in their communities
Our volunteers serve in a variety of programs both in-house and with other agencies in order to meet identified community needs.
Norwescap RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center is a comprehensive community service organization designed to mobilize members of the community in giving back to their own neighborhoods through volunteer service. We currently cover the counties of Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren.
RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a federally funded program of the Corporation for National & Community Service whose mission is to provide the opportunity for individuals 55 years of age and older to provide volunteer service in their community. It has over 300,000 members nationwide.
The Volunteer Resource Center portion of our name refers to our affiliation with the HandsOn Network. The HandsOn Network is a national framework of over 250 action centers that work to mobilize volunteers all across America.
Over the last decade, our volunteers have provided over 750,000 hours of service to local government and community organizations. This volunteer service is valued at over $15 Million by the Independent Sector (a Washington, DC-based coalition of non-profits and foundations).
We currently have over 800 dedicated volunteers matched with roughly 140 community partners to provide services ranging from mentoring children to delivering meals to homebound residents.
Norwescap RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center has numerous volunteer opportunities available throughout our service area. Each volunteer opportunity is different; requiring different skills, level of commitment, and training. Volunteers receive training through a trained Volunteer Coordinator who will ensure that the volunteer is placed in a position that matches their skills, desired time commitment, and interests.
A few examples of some of the opportunities available are:
- Mentor to children and/or adults
- Lead an exercise or health education course
- Provide tax or Medicare counseling
- Support programs that allow independent living
Volunteers who register with Norwescap RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center will receive a number of benefits including:
- Supplemental Accident Liability & Personal Injury Insurance
- Various forms of public and private recognition
- Qualification for the Presidential Service Awards
- Free training and community leadership opportunities
Information for Community Partners
For our Partner Agencies, RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center provides the manpower to do active volunteer recruitment in the community while also providing the initial screening and matching of potential volunteers. Trained staff members also offer training and seminars in all areas of volunteer management and volunteer program development.
Benefits of using Norwescap RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center to help recruit volunteers for your agency include:
- Additional recognition opportunities for your volunteers
- Listing on all of our recruitment websites
- Spotlight in our weekly E-news updates
- Feature in our Quarterly Newsletter
- Access to training and development material
- Insurance coverage for your volunteer
- Health Programs
In addition to placing volunteers at organizations throughout the Skylands Region of New Jersey, Norwescap RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center also runs a number of programs focused on health and well-being that directly benefit residents.
Norwescap RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center is a recognized leader in providing evidence-based Health Programs to our local communities. These programs use volunteer peer leaders to offer exercise and health education courses which target specific conditions or ailments.
Course Topics Include:
- Chronic Disease Self Management
- Managing the Fear of Falling
- Diabetes Self Management
- Increasing Mobility
- And more…
If you are interested in partnering Norwescap RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center, volunteering or donating please call 1-888-387-9830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Pine Street, Suite 101
Rockaway, NJ 07866
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If you find any of these opportunities are of interest call 1-888-387-9830 or fill out an online application.
For more information on the Corporation, visit www.nationalservice.gov