Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are current volunteer opportunities with RSVP.
Updated: 7/31/14

Please consider helping with any of the following opportunities by calling the number listed, the RSVP office at 382-5775 or emailing                       
  • The Christiansburg Alumni Return Event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. This is a yearly gathering for anyone who ever attended or worked in the Christiansburg schools, past or present, and their guests. Cost is $10. A silent auction will be held to raise funds for scholarships. Volunteers are needed to assist that morning in setting up memorabilia from 10 a.m. to noon and that evening from 6 to 9 p.m. during the event.
  • The two backpack programs will be gearing up once school starts on Aug. 12 to feed hungry students on the weekend breaks. Belview Backpack packages bags for three schools on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Micah’s Backpack packages on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. for nine schools and needs deliverers on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • The YMCA Thrift Shop in Blacksburg has an ongoing need for volunteers to sort, price and organize donated merchandise. Contact Ron Ovelgoenner at 552-2085 or
  • The 82nd Annual Price’s Fork Grange Fair needs volunteers to assist the judges on Friday Aug.15 from 1 to 3 p.m., and to sell raffle tickets in the exhibit hall for a two hour shift on Saturday, Aug. 16. Call us to help with the fair!
  • The 2014 EastMont Tomato Festival will be on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Community Center. RSVP plans to have an information table at the event. If you would like to work a two hour shift at our table, please call the office.
  • A Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a time to donate blood.
  • Montgomery County Museum is holding its annual Heritage Day on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to bake cookies, candy and brownie, to assist with set-up from 8 to 10 a.m. and with the food tent on the day of the event. This popular and free annual event will feature interesting exhibits of traditional skills and crafts, antique tools, machinery, cars, children’s activities and a chocolate cook-off contest with a $100 cash prize.
  • Habitat for Humanity of the NRV is seeking volunteers to assist with special events and volunteers to serve on a speakers’ bureau. Call RSVP for more details.
  • Community Health Center of the NRV needs two volunteers to serve as eligibility specialists for a three hour shift one day per week. This involves screening patients, verifying income and other information. A short application is required. Contact Maria Kington at 381-0820.
  • The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers who like would to become presenters for disaster preparedness classes and volunteers to assist with public relations, press releases, etc. Training will be provided by Red Cross staff. Call RSVP for more information.
  • The American Cancer Society Relay for Life has a variety of volunteer positions available to support Montgomery County’s fight against cancer. These opportunities will enhance your community experience and develop your leadership skills. Many opportunities can be tailored to your interests, skills and availability. Contact Kate LeBoeuf at 540-774-2716 or
  • NRV Project HOPE welcomes any supplies, but the following list are some items that they need help in purchasing. The list includes large backpacks, pre-school workbooks and coloring books, white board markers, gift certificates to Target in small denominations and gently used or new children’s books appropriate for infants and young adolescents. If you’d like to donate any of these items or give a monetary donation, please bring them to the RSVP office. Project HOPE serves foster children and those without a home.
  • The MCEAP Thrift Store and More is in need of a volunteer to assist in the Boutique one or two days per week. This is a fun opportunity for volunteers interested in fashion, pricing and working with people. The thrift store also needs volunteers with pick-up trucks who can assist with transporting donations and recyclables. 
  • We have 40 yards of duck cloth that needs to be sewn into tote bags for our annual Christmas project by mid-Oct. Approximately 150 bags will be needed so that each resident at Heritage Hall will receive one.

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