After retiring from 30 years of military service (Hospital Administration/Medic as a Chief Master Sergeant), 30 years as a volunteer Paramedic Ambulance EMT, and a few more years in law enforcement and banking, I felt I had something more to do and some skills to offer. I said "yes" to serving on the board of directors for the Story City Senior Citizens (SCSC) that oversees RSVP.
Before I attended my first meeting of the SCSC, I met RSVP Director Kalen Petersen, who shared an overview of the many things RSVP volunteers do. I was impressed and knew right away that I had something to offer. I was so impressed with how well-organized RSVP is and how much help is given to those 55 and over in accessing quality volunteer opportunities. I took an application home with me, filled it out and took it back the same day.
I signed up as a Volunteer Driver with RSVP and immediately started taking clients to their medical appointments, enjoying all the life’s journeys they shared with me. I have branched into other areas through RSVP, helping with disaster planning and management and home delivered meals. I have made some very good friends and enjoy helping others. It has been my life’s work to help those in need and even in retirement I can continue helping people. Thank You RSVP for making retirement fun and productive and thanks to United Way for their ongoing support of RSVP and community volunteerism. Please support the 2013 United Way Campaign!