RSVP News and Notes

By: 
Sara Wald
RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer thanks

RSVP would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked as ice attendants at the Central Montana Fair. We hope to have you back next year!

 

Volunteer opportunities

Fall is around the corner, which means that the America Reads program is gearing up for another great year of reading in our local elementary schools. Just a half-hour per week can make a big difference in a child’s life. If you are interested in being a reading friend to a local elementary student, please call the RSVP office today.

Would you like to experience the Chokecherry Festival from the inside of a vendor booth? People watch and visit with passing friends while selling raffle tickets at the RSVP booth or greeting visitors at the Chamber of Commerce booth. The Chamber is also in need of volunteers to work stations at the Fun Run.

The Art Center is seeking volunteers, especially on Saturdays. Other organizations in need of volunteers are the library and the Community Cupboard.

The Central Montana Museum is open for the summer. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. The museum is entirely volunteer-driven and additional help is always welcome.

The Council on Aging is seeking additional hosts, dining room help, and dishwashers for their daily Grubstakes meal. This is a crucial service provided in Central Montana, and a meaningful volunteer opportunity. The Council on Aging is also in need of volunteer office help during the busy lunch hour.

The Red Cross is recruiting a Fergus County Disaster Action Team to respond to local emergencies such as house fires, wildfires, and floods. Volunteers would serve on an on-call basis to support local agencies and authorities in the relief effort. Services provided may include arranging for emergency food, housing, clothing, and transportation, as well as referrals to other resources. Training and support is provided by Red Cross of Montana.

ROWL (Recycle Our Waste Lewistown) is seeking volunteers to help sort and bale plastics. Even an hour or two a week would make a big difference.

The Treasure Depot is recruiting volunteers for Saturdays to work the register. This opportunity might appeal to someone interested in a weekend volunteer experience. The Treasure Depot supports the works of the Council on Aging.

Valle Vista Healthcare Community is in need of volunteers interested in enriching the lives of nursing home residents. Perhaps you have a special skill to share, such as crafting, playing cards, or performing music. Or maybe you have an extra hour per week to talk or read to a resident who doesn’t receive many visitors. There are many opportunities available. Please contact RSVP for more information.

The Office of Veteran’s Affairs and the Central Montana Fairgrounds are both in need of volunteers to provide clerical support on an as-needed basis.

For more information or to turn in your hours, please contact Sara Wald, Volunteer Coordinator, at 535-0077, or stop by our office at 404 West Broadway, Wells Fargo Bank Building (upstairs), Lewistown.

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