Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are current volunteer opportunities with RSVP.
Updated: 10/01/14

Please consider helping with any of the following opportunities by calling the the RSVP office at 382-5775 or email                       
  • Project Linus Blanket Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grove United Methodist Church in Radford. Call Penny Sweet at 230-6209.
  • The Meadowbrook Library is in need of volunteers to assist with the children activities for the annual Fall Harvest and to bake cakes for their cake walk. RSVP will also have a table. This fun event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you’d like to enter a pie in the Pie Contest, call RSVP for the rules. 
  • A Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 13, at Christiansburg Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To donate blood, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a time.
  • Good Samaritan Hospice invites you to attend their volunteer training sessions being held every Monday in Oct. at their office on 1160 Moose Drive in Christiansburg. Pre-registration is required by calling or emailing Deborah Lovelace at 381-3171 or
  • The Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation is looking for folks interested in greeting visitors and introducing them to the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center. Contact Lori Jones, volunteer coordinator, at 540-558-0745 or email
  • The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer tutors for an after-school tutoring program for students K-5 two days per week from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.  A background check is required. Contact Neva Sales at 392-3233 to learn more.
  • AARP Tax Aide Program is seeking volunteers to serve as tax preparers in 2015. Free tax training is provided. Local volunteers assisted over 1,100 individuals with their taxes this year.
  • We are seeking RSVP volunteers who would like to serve on the RSVP Advisory Council for the 2015-16 term. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members, Deborah Lovelace, Phyllis Lutz, Shirley Peterson, Lou Reynolds or RSVP before Nov. 12.
  • The Montgomery County Christmas Store will begin this year’s operation on Saturday, Nov. 1, and will be open each Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for volunteers to assist with setting up the store and for accepting donations. Contact Merilyn Armstrong at 381-0585 or to schedule your volunteer time. If you would like to assist during the Store’s shopping dates of Dec. 9 to 13, contact Mae Hoover at 381-0585 or at
  • The annual Tote Bag Holiday Project is well under way with volunteers cutting, sewing and decorating the bags to be filled for 150 Heritage Hall patients. The bags will be ready to be picked up to fill by Nov. 1 and a list of needed items is available in the RSVP office.
  • We are collecting bud vases to be used in our Hugs and Buds project, plastic bathing tubs that are given to patients in the hospital for the MCEAP Thrift Store and More and small used embroidery hoops for a Pointe West project, (the old wood ones are the best). Please bring them to the RSVP office.
  • Items needed for the holiday Paper Bag Project for Head Start are note pads (ones that are received in the mail are fine), envelopes of cocoa  mix or 100% juice boxes, small candy bars (no nuts) and 12 girls knit caps. 
  • Walkers are needed for our Walk-A-Thon on Oct. 16!

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