Our Impact through RSVP

VOLUNTEER IMPACT

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36,793

Service Hours Donated in 2019

COMMUNITY IMPACT

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$935,646

Value of Volunteer Service in 2019

(National Value Rate)

 

AGENCY IMPACT

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54

Local Non-profit and Public Agencies Supported in 2019

Capacity Building

RSVP volunteers in partnership with community thrift shops, on advisory boards for local non-profit agencies, and through donations of various homemade items to those in need.

Economic Opportunity

RSVP volunteers partner with agencies to help with financial literacy education, volunteer income tax programs, house repair teams, and provide handyman and maintenance services.

Education

RSVP volunteers aid in K-12 Success through family involvement at community museums, mentoring programs, tutoring, and advocacy in Out-of-School time. Post-HS Education Support is provided through family involvement in libraries and museums, mentoring and service learning through partnership with Kansas State University.

Environmental Stewardship

RSVP volunteers provide education and service learning through the Konza Prairie and community recycling programs.

Health Futures: Access to Care

RSVP volunteers serve many medical programs through community hospitals, blood drives, and community health care clinics.

Healthy Futures: Aging in Place

RSVP volunteers serve homebound or other older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing companion services through local nursing homes, community meals, and educating their peers about frauds and scams. Homebound individuals are also served through meal delivery and transportation to medical appointments.

Healthy Futures: Obesity & Food

RSVP volunteers help their communities through nutrition and food support by serving at local community meals and assisting in food pantries.

Veterans & Military Families: Veterans & Families Served

RSVP volunteers aid veterans and military families in medical services through suicide prevention outreach or in nutrition & food support through military dinners. Veterans and families are also served through various outreach activities through veteran focused events, projects serving the USO, or other veteran sponsored organizations. RSVP volunteers aid veterans and families through physical activities through the Golden Prairie Honey Farm/SAVE Farm.  

Other Community Priorities

RSVP volunteers help to meet unmet local needs by allowing them to share their knowledge, experiences, abilities, and skills to help better their communities and themselves through helping with mailings and packet stuffings, providing clerical assistance, helping with special events and with events in the arts.