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"RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER KNITTING" PROGRAM (RSVP)

WHATSenior citizens socialize and knit items for sale that will help pay for other senior citizen programs that have suffered budget cuts.
WHYFor seniors to socialize, and use their skills to raise funds.
WHERE Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Los Angeles.
Hollywood, California, USA.


Program Description

Proceeds from the sale of knitted crafts help pay for senior programs that have suffered budget cuts and the Hollywood senior center's annual volunteer banquet.

The "Retired Senior Volunteer Knitting" Program allows seniors to contribute, be creative, pass time, and connect with others in a positive way. Once introduced to the program seniors are then made aware of the other programs offered by the "Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Retired Senior Volunteer Program" (RSVP.)

The "RSVP" Program matches seniors with volunteer opportunities and promotes self-esteem among people 55 years of age and older by enabling them to use skills and life-time experiences to provide volunteer service to others.

Examples of volunteer positions for seniors include: knitters, crafters, artists, fund raisers, advisory council members, party preparers, conference materials assemblers, hosts, front desk volunteers, clerical workers drivers and more.

The "Retired Senior Volunteer Program" (RSVP) is a part of the National "RSVP" Program by "Senior Corps" and the "Corporation for National and Community Service," which provides volunteer opportunities for seniors across the United States of America.
source:latimes.com


Read the Los Angeles Times article about the "Retired Senior Volunteer Knitting"(RSVP) Program

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