RSVP Voice February 2015!

| February 3, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities & Info

St. Paul’s Thrift House

St. Paul’s Thrift House, 1508 Ave. X is a resale shop that serves the Lubbock community by selling used clothing, household items, books, etc. at greatly reduced prices.

The profit is utilized by the Episcopal Church Women at St. Paul’s for their outreach and internal projects. They are in need of volunteers to staff the Thrift House.

Volunteers usually take one shift (between 1 ½ to 3 hours) per month, and hours can vary. Duties include helping customers, writing tickets, and making change. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, contact Renee Haney, Thrift House Liaison at 806-762-2893.

Meals on Wheels

Lubbock Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers, both regular and substitute, to deliver meals.

Each route contains approximately 10-12 meals and can be delivered in an hour. Orientation and background checks are required for all delivery volunteers. More than 700 meals are delivered each day, and the need is growing.

One hour of your time can make an incredible difference in the life of someone who is homebound, elderly, or disabled. For information call 806-792-7971.

Interim Hospice

Interim Hospice is in need of volunteers in a variety of roles encompassing respite care, sitting with patients, errands for family, clerical, visitation in nursing homes, and assistance in bereavement support as well as office assistance.

Your help is needed today. Please call 806-791-0043.

Day of Service

Day of Service – Jan. 19 was designated as a Day of Service. Lubbock RSVP volunteers were serving at numerous locations. Lubbock Meals on Wheels delivered more than 700 meals, South Plains Food Bank distributed food boxes that will go to families in need in the South Plains Community, hospital volunteers were at their stations assisting families in need, Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge were welcoming patients and their families to their facilities.

This is only a few of the areas our volunteers serve. We cannot thank our volunteers enough. It may have been a federal and state holiday, but the need for volunteers does not take a holiday.

Stockings for Servicemen

In 2014, Lubbock RSVP and its volunteers assisted in providing more than 4,000 stockings for servicemen overseas. This community effort took many months to complete.

If you or your group would like to help – we can use the assistance. Old Christmas cards, new Christmas cards, personal size toiletries, games, and other items are packed for this effort.

We need groups to sign Christmas cards, donations of ‘free stuff,’ and decks of cards. Items that are labeled with a company logo, such as pens, sticky pads, golf tees, and other small items, can be used.

If you have 1 or 10 – we can use them. For additional information, contact the Lubbock RSVP office at 743-7787.

‘Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.’ – Author Unknown

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