Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are current volunteer opportunities with RSVP.
Updated: 12/01/14

Please consider helping with any of the following opportunities by calling the the RSVP office at 382-5775 or email                       
  • We are happy to report that we have had an overwhelming response to fill the tote bags for the residents of Heritage Hall. We ask that they be returned to the office by Dec. 15. On Dec. 19 Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be delivering the bags to each patient. 
  • Toys for Tots:  If you would like to contribute to this program, you may bring new, unwrapped toys to the RSVP holiday party on Dec. 5 or to the office by Dec. 15. The NRV Marine Corps League is sponsoring this annual collection. 
  • Volunteers have generously signed up to bake pies for the annual Christmas dinner for the Christiansburg Police Department, but we need six more pies. They are needed on Friday, Dec. 5, by noon at the RSVP office. Call if you can bake for our officers.
  • “Wrapping for a Reason” is a fundraising activity for the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) and is held at the NRV Mall near Belk during the mall’s operating hours from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. No experience is necessary and training is provided. You may sign up here or call RSVP. Take a friend to wrap gifts with you! 
  • Radford Elf Shelf is seeking volunteers to help with the store, fundraising or shopping. Contact Jean Umberger at 639-2137. 
  • We will be traveling to the Salem Veterans Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 12:30 p.m. to conduct a holiday social for the 30 patients in Building 8-2 at 2 p.m. If you would like to go, or provide a snack for the social, please call the RSVP office. We will be taking gifts for the patients and treat bags. They enjoy any candy (does not have to be sugar-free) and any individually wrapped snack food items such as Little Debbie cakes, peanut butter crackers, chips, pudding or fruit cups or cookies. Items they can use are sweatshirts and pants, knit hats, sports caps, and fleece blankets. Bring items to RSVP by Dec. 8. 
  • The Montgomery County Christmas Store needs volunteers to assist with setting up the store and for accepting donations from Dec. 1 through 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. 9-13, contact Mae Hoover at the Store or at
  • The Cattery located at PetSmart needs volunteers to feed and play with the cats and clean their crates. The cats that are housed here are through the Floyd County Humane Society. Call Betsy Hagan at 552-0155 if you can help this winter, especially during the Christmas break.
  • A Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Christiansburg Recreation Center from 1 to 6 p.m. To donate blood, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a time. Blood supplies are always low during the holidays so please consider donating.
  • The Women’s Resource Center Crisis Intervention Training starts on Monday, Jan. 5, and will continue for several weeks in 14 sessions through March 5 on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. Call Mary Forti to learn more about this critical training at 639-1123.
  • A volunteer with a pick-up truck is needed by the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program Thrift Store and More to transport clothing to and from storage. Call Margie Vitale at 260-3173 if you can fill this need.
  • Voice of the Blue Ridge is in need of readers for their Dial In news service for visually impaired individuals. Volunteers will be assigned a part of the newspaper to read on a regular basis or as a substitute. This reading is done at home, with a recording being made via the use of a telephone. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Sherrie Oliver at 540-985-8900 or email her at This is something that can be done from your home during the winter months.
  • The United Way is conducting a Holiday Food drive through mid-Dec. and is collecting food donations to provide local families with a holiday dinner box.  Donations can be dropped off at the UW located at 111 W. Main Street in Christiansburg. A list of needed food items is available in the RSVP office.

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