Rsvp Of Montgomery County

Rating: 4.87 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Philanthropy, Seniors

Location: 925 Harvest Drive Suite 100 Blue Bell PA 19422 USA

Mission: To promote volunteerism, particularly among persons 50 years of age and older, and provide opportunities for them to pursue their interests and use their abilities to help meet critical needs of Montgomery County.
Geographic areas served: Montgomery County, PA and environs
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EIN 23-2121691
610-834-1040
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Rating: 5 stars  

“If you are looking for a volunteer organization that is impactful, makes a difference and cares about the lives of others RSVP is for you. As a military veteran who traveled around the globe multiple times and lived in all four corners of the United States, let me assure you that RSVP is alive and well in Montgomery and Delaware County and surrounding counties. As a volunteer in RSVP since January 2012, I am afforded the opportunity to do what I would do even if I had no platform such as RSVP. I mentor and tutor disadvantaged youth in the Protégé Program as part of one of the many programs under the RSVP umbrella. I get the opportunity to help a young child fill a void in his life and provide guidance when he is inundated by negative peer pressure.

As a member of the Board of Directors, I am able to contribute in the success of the entire organization. For example, I enjoy the idea that RSVP assists children in its Child Literacy or Adult Literacy Program. Students in need of tutoring can benefit from the My Free Tutor and STEM Program. SAGE volunteers assist students and teachers in a variety of ways to include keeping juvenile offenders out of the court system. Many of the elderly benefit from Help On Call where volunteers take meals on wheels or provide transportation to doctor’s appointments and even grocery shopping. We even assist entire families in America Reads and America Writes Program. As the husband of a spouse who is an insurance broker that makes seniors more comfortable with their medicare choices, I am keenly aware of the difficulties that many seniors face when trying to determine the best medicare or health plan for their specific needs. Our Apprise Program is one stop shopping for seniors in need of assistance in that area. The Apprise Outreach Program is another opportunity to be a volunteer or receive help in special events. Additionally, RSVP has Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) who provide assistance in many business areas for other organizations and nonprofits who need help.
What are you waiting for? Come Join The Team!”

DAFootman

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined RSVP in 2009. I found that this non-profit offers opportunities to engage in a wide number of community programs and allows one to find the unique activity that matches one’s interest. I volunteer in adult literacy programs (GED tutor), and more recently, I tutor high school students as well as veterans in algebra and geometry topics through the My Free Tutor program.
In 2011, I was invited to serve on the Board of Directors and am now its Secretary. As a volunteer and an officer in this wonderful organization, I appreciate the rewarding experience of "giving back" to the community through volunteerism. For anyone looking for a rewarding experience , I cannot think of a better choice than becoming an active participant in RSVP. It provides an indispensable value to the community while enriching the soul of the volunteer.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with RSVP for twenty-five years, first as an employee for ten years, and then as a volunteer for ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth, an agency supported by RSVP. I have had the advantage of seeing how RSVP helps volunteers by matching them with volunteer positions in other non-profits, and to be a volunteer in one of those community agencies. For me, it is highly rewarding to be able to help neighbors who, without ElderNet's services, would be unable to remain in their homes. RSVP is a five-star non-profit.

Linda F

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I joined RSVP to volunteer in the APPRISE program assisting seniors to understand and navigate the complexities of Medicare and health insurance. The grateful thanks I receive is in itself a huge reward. RSVP through its impact programs and community involvement reaches critical needs ranging from those of youngsters in Head Start to elderly needing Help on Call. I am proud to support and be associated with RSVP as a volunteer and a member of the Board of Directors.
Barbara R

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been part of the Protege Mentor program for over 6 years. During this time I have mentored two young girls. These children have benefited from this program as evidenced through improved grades and their improved social behavior. But it is also true that I have reaped the rewards from these rich interactions and watching these children grow. It is a marvelous program that provides a great deal of RSVP staff support. I highly recommend the experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing many youngsters who are at risk begin to thrive from their relationships with their mentor.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization needs money pumped into it so their staff and services can be expanded.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I JOINED RSVP OVER 10 YEARS AGO AS A READING COACH FOR FIRST-GRADERS. I WAS PLACED IN A LOCAL SCHOOL AND HAD THE PRIVELEGE OF WORKING WITH ESPECIALLY WONDERFUL CHILDREN AND TEACHERS. THE OPPORTUNITY AFFORDED ME A ' BEHIND THE SCENES' PEEK AT THE SKILLS UTILIZED IN DELIVERY OF EDUCATION AS WELL AS A SHARED JOY OF READING THE WRITTEN WORD.
THE EXPERIENCE WAS SO REWARDING, THAT AS I HAD MORE TIME, I ALSO BECAME A MENTOR TO A 10 YEAR OLD GIRL THROUGH THE PROTEGE PROGRAM. THE GIRL HAD RECENTLY LOST HER CARE-GIVING GRANDMOTHER AND WAS FLOUNDERING IN SCHOOL AND ON THE STREETS. WE DEVELOPED A DEEP AND LOVING RELATIONSHIP OVER MANY YEARS. TODAY SHE IS MY FAMILY, A SISTER TO MY DAUGHTERS, A SOPHOMORE AT TEMPLE, AS WELL AS A WIFE AND A MOTHER TO MY 15 MONTH OLD GRANDSON.
I THANK RSVP FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP CHILDREN IN BOTH ARENAS. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES AND FUTURES.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

THE LIFE OF MY DAUGHTER WATCHING CHILDREN WHO WERE STRUGGLING WITH READING BECOME CONFIDENT, JOYFUL READERS

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

GIVE THEM MORE FUNDING

 
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