Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are current volunteer opportunities with RSVP.
Updated: 3/31/14

There are a variety of opportunities available to appeal to the many interests of our volunteers. For more information on any opportunity, call the RSVP office at 382-5775 or email                        
  • The Montgomery County Cooperative Extension is conducting a Reality Store on Tuesday, April 1, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Christiansburg High School. If you can help with a two hour shift in this budgeting exercise with 10th graders, call RSVP.
  • Two outdoor activities will resume this month with the Eastern Divide Ranger District. Any volunteer who is interested in helping with the monthly clean-up at Pandapas Pond or tending our adopted flower beds at The Butterfly Habitat is welcome to join us.
  • The VA Tech Adult Day Services is seeking volunteers to help with outdoor gardening projects.  Contact Ila Schepisi at 231-3161.
  • A Blood Drive will be held on Monday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment to donate blood.
  • Volunteers are needed for our fourth annual Carnival at Pointe West Club on Tuesday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m. We will have games, prizes and other activities and need volunteers to help set up and run the games. If you want to have fun, this is a fantastic volunteer opportunity!
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery needs volunteers to work in the gift shop and with Patient Information. Times available are: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. for the Gift Shop, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday with Patient Information. Call Rhonda Whaling at 953-5291 for an application. 
  • Good Samaritan Hospice needs volunteers to crochet or knit hats for cancer patients of all ages and is seeking someone who can teach VA Tech students how to knit or crochet the hats. A pattern is available at RSVP.  They also need handmade lap robes. Contact Deborah Lovelace at 381-3171.
  • Medi Home Health and Hospice is in need of volunteers to fill various jobs, including seeing patients for companionship, special projects or holiday projects. Contact Hilda Burnette at 382-5637 or 320-0092 to learn more.
  • Southern Care Hospice would like volunteers to assist with craft activities in area nursing and assisted living homes. Call Vera Ranger at 366-0927 to help.
  • Wheatland Hills Christiansburg is seeking a pianist to lead a resident choir. Call Ashley Hurley for more information at 382-5200.
  • If you enjoy history and typing, you are needed to help transcribe old letters into word documents. Call RSVP to learn more.
  • Plans are being made by the RSVP Fundraising Committee to collect items to be placed into a large gift basket to be raffled later this year. The basket content will consist of items a female might enjoy. If you would like to donate something for the basket, please drop it by the office.
  • The Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road in Blacksburg, is seeking volunteers to serve as docents and to work in the gift shop. No experience or background in history or the arts is required to become a docent. Training will be provided on April 24 to prepare for the opening of the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center. For more information about how to become a docent, call 540-558-0746. The Center will be opening to the public on May 8.

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