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RSVP: You’re Invited to Volunteer

“Experience On Call” might be the right fit for you

Ginger ElliotGinger ElliotRSVP of the Pioneer Valley has over 600 volunteers who serve at more than 65 nonprofit agencies throughout Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. Our volunteers represent a wide variety of skills, interests, and lifestyles. One placement option that works for many is “Experience On Call.”

What is Experience on Call at RSVP of the Pioneer Valley?

Experience On Call is not a regular weekly or monthly commitment. It provides the opportunity to volunteer for specific, time-limited events and projects. RSVP Experience On Call volunteers have helped artists to set up for fairs, provided consultation for information technology projects, cleared hiking paths, served on building project planning boards, and decorated historic homes for the holidays, among many other things. The possibilities are as varied as our volunteers are.

Jan 2019 RSVP Experience On Call photo WEBThe annual Meals on Wheels Walkathon at LifePath is an great example of an "Experience On Call" opportunity. At the annual event, volunteers help with setting up, registration, passing out t-shirts and water, guiding guests, driving the golf cart, face painting, and breaking down.Experience On Call volunteers may have registered for service in response to something they’ve seen in the “Upcoming Events” section of our monthly newsletter. Alternatively, they may have been contacted directly by an RSVP volunteer coordinator because of a specific skill set that was included in their volunteer profile upon registration. Either way, they are experiencing the benefits of volunteering, such as meeting new people, gaining confidence, and experiencing a continued sense of purpose, without making a long-term commitment.

Are you at least 55 years old? Are you interested in volunteering but too busy for a regular time commitment? Do you thrive on newness and variety? Do you enjoy the challenge of a concrete project? Would you like the chance to try out a specific volunteer activity in a limited way to see if you like it? All of these are excellent reasons why our Experience On Call program might be the right fit for you.

To get started, contact your volunteer connectors, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Hampden County) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Hampshire & Franklin Counties), or call (413) 387-4558.