"Volunteering is our business."
Programs Serving Ingham, Eaton, Livingston and Clinton Counties
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) mobilizes men and women over the age of 55 to serve community needs, stay active, and explore new interests. RSVP works in a collaborative relationship with schools, nonprofit organizations, primary health agencies, and public agencies to enhance and expand the services they provide. RSVP provides volunteer opportunities for those who do not want to volunteer outside their home by providing supplies that the volunteer uses to make hats, mittens afghans for needy children and frail elderly.
Adult Respite Services (ARS) provides short-term respite for caregivers of adults 60 and older who have social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs. ARS is dedicated to providing a safe environment and to enhance the quality of life for older adults. ARS is staffed by a director and volunteers from our senior companion program and from the Michigan works program.
Capital Area Interfaith Respite (CAIR) offers weekly, consistent respite and friendly visiting to chronically ill elderly and adults who are disabled. Volunteers go into the home and offer companionship and supervision two to four hours a week free of charge . Volunteers provide the caregivers a well deserved break and offers a care receive socialization, stimulation, and community involvement. The goal of the program is to maintain and improve client health, assist family caregivers, as well as avoid/delay our of home placement. All services are free of charge.
Foster Grandparents are low-income older persons who spend significant hours every week providing personal attention and special help to children in schools, hospitals, juvenile detention facilities, day care centers, and private homes.
Senior Companions are low-income older adults who spend significant hours every week providing personal attention and assistance to adults with temporary or permanent disabilities or frail or homebound seniors who need help completing everyday task so they can remain independent in their homes.