Got time on your hands? Volunteer.

Posted 2/17/22

MONTICELLO, NY — “There’s no better time than now to make a difference in your community by volunteering your time,” said Martha Tully, Sullivan County’s RSVP (Retired …

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Got time on your hands? Volunteer.

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MONTICELLO, NY — “There’s no better time than now to make a difference in your community by volunteering your time,” said Martha Tully, Sullivan County’s RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) coordinator. “With RSVP you can use and share your skills, talents and life experiences or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities in your community.”

The RSVP groups in both Sullivan County, NY and in northeast PA are constantly looking for adults aged 55 and over to volunteer a few hours each week to help others in their respective counties.

“Volunteers choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week,” Tully said. “We can definitely find an opportunity that fits you with one of our 60 participating not-for-profit partners.”

RSVP volunteers enjoy many benefits, including:

  • The chance to meet new people
  • Make a significant difference in the lives of others
  • Share talents and experience
  • Flexible placements with regard to time commitments
  • The satisfaction of making a difference in the community
  • And more.

“Our volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served in their community,” Tully said. “There is research that demonstrates the mental and physical health benefits associated with volunteering, including lower mortality rates, increased strength and energy, decreased rates of depression and fewer physical limitations.”

See volunteer opportunities for both New York and PA in the sidebar

For more information on Sullivan County RSVP, call coordinator Martha Tully at 845/807-0255 or email her at Martha.Tully@sullivanny.us.

For more information on Pike and Wayne opportunities, call Dawn Houghtaling, RSVP coordinator at 570/390-4540  or email her at houghtalingd@diakon.org.

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