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  

RSVP of Montco continues to touch so many lives from young children to senior adults with tremendous care and focus across hundreds of volunteers. I can't imagine what our community would be missing if RSVP wasn't making such an enormous impact. I am honored to be part of such a wonderful organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am impressed with the extent of the outreach to the community this organization provides. From the Head Start program and America Reads to high school mentors and myfreetutor.com, RSVP focuses on literacy & reading as well as science, technology, engineering and math (stem). Programs also address the needs of veterans and seniors all through dedicatred volunteers.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Four years ago I sought volunteer opportunities in my community and found a great variety of ways to be involved through RSVP of Montgomery County. I signed up to help elementary school children with their reading through America Reads and joined RSVP's Volunteer Executive Corps, where I used my experience as a Development professional to help small non profits plan how to increase their financial resources. Two years ago I was honored to be asked to join the Board of RSVP. I have been impressed by the breadth and depth of the programs this organization runs, as well as by the dedication of each and every volunteer. I've witnessed the personal impact RSVP volunteers have on recipients of our services, and I'm particularly pleased with the leveraging effect the Volunteer Executives have, helping other non profits in the community carry out their missions more effectively.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member and volunteer with RSVP of Montgomery County for 10 years. This organization provides volunteers that improve the lives of thousands of citizens of Montgomery County, PA. The fantastic programs range from tutoring elementary school children in reading, ESL instruction for adults , working with Head Start children, providing very low cost management consulting to nonprofits, mentoring at-risk youth and helping seniors with Medicare questions. I have been able help area nonprofits via the Volunteer Executive Consultant (VEC) program to increase their capacity by helping them in areas like board development, strategic planning, writing by-laws, etc. RSVP provides me a way to give back to the community and utilize my skills in a meaningful way.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with RSVP for twenty-five years. As a volunteer, board member, and treasurer, RSVP has given me opportunities to use skills I learned in my professional career to help other non-profits improve their services to our community. During this time, RSVP has continued to develop bold initiatives, such as our recently launched "My Free Tutor," to combine our volunteers' skills and technology into exciting-learning opportunities for high-school age students. Our staff, officers, board members, and volunteers are dedicated to our mission of meeting critical-human needs in and around Montgomery County.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My association with RSVP of Montgomery County over the past five years has been unbelievably fulfilling. I have served as a volunteer in the Volunteer Executive Consulting program, the Protege program, the revenue development committee and on the Board. The mission of RSVP is a challenging one, especially in light of today's tough economic environment. But the enthusiasm and conviction of the volunteers is not to be denied. The environment is contagious with positive atttitudes, can do mind sets, and excellent program and organizational leadership. I am proud to be a part of RSVP's strong and effective impact on the community.

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

seeing the impact that the programs have had on the people in the community. Watching children progress in reading skills, hearing the grateful feedback from seniors, are but a few examples.

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

develop more corporate partnerships to enable corporate citizens, the opportunity to share in the RSVP mission.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

RSVP of Montco. provides literacy programs for pre-schoolers, elementary school students, and adults. These programs are designed to help improve the participants' reading skills both in school and at home with family. These programs are provided at "no charge" by RSVP. RSVP has provided Volunteer Impact Programs for residents and non-profit organizations throughout Montgomery County for thirty eight (38) years. It's an organization that certainly deserves your support.

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

As a Board Member for the past eight (8) years, I have seen RSVP continue to grow due to the organizations commendable performance.

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

Get it more funding.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

For the past ten years my work with RSVP's Volunteer Executive Consuling program has been extremely rewarding. It has provided an opportunity for me to continue to utilize and sharpen my marketing and communication skills (my pre-retirement field), while at the same time providing numerous non-profits with management counsel to assist them in their marketing goals. In addition, the feedback we have received from the many marketing communications seminars I have conducted has been gratifyingly positive.

I also participated in RSVP's mentoring program (Protege) for two years, working with a young man and developing a meaningful and constructive relationship which helped us both to grow.

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

working closely with a talented, effective group of RSVP staff and volunteers, whose selfless efforts and dedication are second to none

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

wave a magic wand so that funding would become available to permit the organization to devote the time and resources necessary to realize maximum effectiveness of its many valuable programs and initiatives.

 
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