Family and Community Services to open RSVP office in Galion Chamber

Staff report

The Galion-Crestline Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that Family and Community Services has opened a Retired and Senior Volunteer Program connects people 55 and over with service opportunities in and around their community.

The office will serve Crawford, Morrow and Marion counties.

Volunteers can serve in a variety of activities that focus on their skills and abilities or challenge themselves by doing something new. RSVP volunteers are placed within community agencies, called stations, and receive training specific to the duties at that station. The amount of service hours are based on the station’s need and the volunteer’s interest and availability; to remain active, volunteers need to serve at least five hours or more every six months. To become involved, visit your local RSVP office to fill out an application.

RSVP was established in 1971 and is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Since 1993, RSVP has been administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Family and Community Services is a private non-profit agency working in several counties in Ohio.

Staff report