PHOENIXVILLE - Seniors interested in volunteering will have a place to go where they may pick and choose from more than 25 non-profit community service organizations where they can volunteer.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is hosting a Senior Volunteer Fair and continental breakfast on Tuesday April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Columbia Station, 4 Bridge Street.
Seniors will be able to volunteer for work in such diverse areas as reading to children, horseback riding instruction and work at a helicopter museum. Organizations will be able to describe specifically what type of help is needed and what is required of volunteers.
"There are so many people in this part of the county who have skills and experience," said organizer Jonni Bamberger. "There are so many opportunities to use your years of experience in so many different ways."
Leslie Stauffer, director of RSVP of Chester County welcomed seniors to the event on Tuesday.
"It is our hope," said Stauffer. "that we will be able to bring together the needs of our non-profit organization with the wants of those over 55 who want to share the experience and knowledge they have gained over the years."
RSVP of Chester County has been placing people in rewarding community service projects for over 30 years. RSVP volunteers have tutored children, mentored adults, helped the homeless, distributed food and promoted area arts and culture.