Vickie Copeland, Executive Director, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, spoke at a recent meeting of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club during their dinner meeting at the Quality Inn. Pictured are the President of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, David Wilson, Vickie Copeland and Kiwanis member Ross St Clair. The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is part of the National Service Corps with 23 offices located in Indiana. RSVP volunteers include men and women, age 55 and over, from all walks of life.
RSVP offers community volunteer opportunities specialized for the older adult. When you join RSVP, you will have a chance to use your life skills in your community, learn new skills, and become involved in activities that will benefit the local community.
With offices at the First Christian Church in Madison, the local chapter of RSVP serves five counties, including Scott County. RSVP is a Jefferson County United Way Agency.
In Scott County, RSVP volunteers help children at Head Start. The volunteers provide screening tests for vision problems, because good vision is important for learning. Along with the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, RSVP supports the Head Start Christmas Program at the Moose Lodge. Other volunteer opportunities are available which meet the interests and priorities of the volunteer.
Vickie thanked the members of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club for all the service projects which they do to serve the children of Scott County.
If you would like to become a volunteer for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, please contact Vickie Copeland, 512 W. Main Street, Madison, IN 47250.
Phone: 812-265-3950. Email: Vcopeland@hopesi.org.