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Support People and Families Moving out of Poverty

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: CSS RSVP

State: MI

Contact:, 7347124325

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers who want to provide education and peer support to neighbors who are in need. Volunteers love the meaningful relationships they build with the individuals they meet and knowing they were able to make such a positive impact in someones life by teaching them valuable life skills that they can use forever.

Location of work: Ypsilanti near the corner of Ecorse and S Harris.

Timeframe: 12 weeks. Attend a 2 hour meeting once a week in person, plus communicate with the person you are acting as an ally to one a week over phone, text, or email outside of the class.

Tasks: Help individuals with goals, budgets, conflict resolution, etc. Offer encouragement and support. Act as a sounding board and friend.


- Orientation from helpful staff.
- Flexible schedule.
- Volunteer liability insurance to supplement your own medical and auto insurance.
- Invitation to volunteer recognition and appreciation events.
- Meet like-minded people, make friends, build connections.
- Feel good knowing you are doing a good deed.

Volunteers must be age 55 or better to apply. Provide your phone number when applying. Email or call 734-712-4325.

Skill Desired: Crafts

Matching Interests: Indoors, Geared for 50+ volunteers, Women's Issues, Veterans & Military Families, Seniors, Community, Poverty, Health & Wellness, People with Disabilities

This volunteer listing is provided by AARP's Create the Good. Visit Create The Good to search more volunteer opportunities or post your own opportunity.

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