Volunteering with Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP)
As an all-volunteer organization, RSVP has no employees or paid staff members; all work, whether clinical or administrative, is performed by volunteers.
We welcome new volunteers and have a range of opportunities available for those who wish to join us.
Clinical: We are especially looking for therapists: PT, OT, and SLP to volunteer in our RSVP-Clinic.
Non-Clinical: We are especially looking for people to pick up donated medical equipment from people’s homes and bring them to our equipment distribution center. Examples of donated equipment that might need to be picked up include: wheelchairs, walkers, tub benches, etc. Volunteering in this capacity allows for flexibility in both time commitment and scheduling.
RSVP-Clinic: The RSVP-Clinic provides coordinated, multi-disciplinary outpatient rehabilitation services to individuals with acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. Services are provided by physicians, nurses, pharmacists, neuropsychologists, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, music therapists, recreational therapists, and chaplains.
Although we welcome volunteers in any discipline, we are especially in need of more therapists: physical, occupational, and speech therapists. We also welcome non-clinical volunteers to help during clinic (for example, by greeting patients, making copies, translating, etc.).
The patients are seen on Saturday mornings (first and third Saturdays). There is no minimum time commitment: volunteers can volunteer as little (or as often) as they wish.
RSVP-MED: The RSVP Medical Equipment Division distributes recycled medical equipment to patients once a month at our equipment distribution center. Clinical volunteers (such as therapists and vendors) help advise on appropriate equipment as well as educate patients on the proper use and care of the equipment. Non-clinical volunteers help with tasks such as helping patients complete the application form, distributing the equipment, etc.
The patients are seen on Saturday mornings (second Saturdays). There is no minimum time commitment: volunteers can volunteer as little (or as often) as they wish.
In addition to volunteers during the equipment distribution days, we are also looking for volunteers who are willing to go to people’s homes to pick up donated equipment (and bring it to our equipment distribution center). Volunteering in this capacity allows for flexibility in both time commitment and scheduling.
RSVP also welcomes volunteers to help at other times with tasks such as program development, fundraising, community outreach, etc.
If you have a skill or an idea, please let us know! We can work together to explore ways in which you can apply your energies and talents to RSVP.
For further information, please contact us!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time with RSVP.