Catholic group invites potential senior volunteers to meeting

Published 8:44 am Friday, September 16, 2016

Austin’s Banfield Elementary School will host a volunteer open house in partnership with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22.

Listening to a child read, helping with vocabulary words, or drilling basic math facts, are just some of the volunteer activities available.

Common Good RSVP partners with agencies to bring them life-experienced volunteers who are over age 55. The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is a nationwide movement of 400,000-plus Senior Corps volunteers who have a passion for their communities. Catholic Charities facilitates the Common Good Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and has partnered with Banfield to provide volunteers supportive benefits at no cost to the school or the volunteer. These free benefits for volunteers 55 and over include mileage reimbursement, supplemental accident and liability insurance, and ongoing volunteer support and recognition, which are funded through grants.

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People interested in learning more can attend the Sept. 22 meeting. Refreshments will be provided. People may contact Michael Maas, Common Good RSVP Regional Program Coordinator, at 507-450-1518. Those interested should come to the school office when they arrive.