RSVP is the only national body that provides volunteering opportunities specifically for the over-50s
HELP US FINANCIALLY
Most of RSVP West’s projects are self-funding, with volunteers’ expenses paid by the organisation or individuals they’re helping. This still leaves us with paying for our office at the CREATE Centre (rent, telephone, computer supplies, copying, and so on) and the expenses of the regional and area organisers, themselves volunteers, since our firm rule is that no RSVP volunteer should be out of pocket as a result of their voluntary work.
If you would like to make a donation or provide support in kind, please contact the Regional Cordinator, Bob Maggs.
Cheques for any amount will be gratefully received; they should be made out to the registered charity Friends of RSVP West Region. If your donation were accompanied by a signed Gift Aid form, that would help us even more by allowing us to recover the tax from HM Revenue & Customs. Download the Gift Aid form.
A longer-term way to consider supporting the work of RSVP is to remember us in your will. If you have already written one, including a legacy to RSVP West is a simple matter of adding an extra instruction to it — what lawyers call a codicil. You do not need to make a new will. (If you haven’t made a will but have money or property, you are strongly advised to make one.) More details are available in our leaflet, Information About Legacies and Wills, which you can download from here.
(Both the form and the leaflet are in PDF format; if you haven’t got it, you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program to view and print them.)
© 2003–12 RSVP West. Page last updated on 16 January 2011.
CARE HOMES INCLUSION PROJECT: We are looking for over-50s volunteers who are interested in helping some of Bristol’s people with learning difficulties to participate fully in their homes and local community. Learn more
COLD HOMES PROJECT: Volunteers are actively being recruited to set up this joint project to help older people keep their homes warm. Learn more
MS THERAPY CENTRE: Volunteer drivers are urgently needed to transport less-mobile MS sufferers to and from the Centre in Bradley Stoke. Learn more
SURGERY-BASED GROUPS: We need organisers to establish and manage surgery groups in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset. Learn more
CARE HOMES VISITING SCHEMES: Area organisers to develop new schemes are needed in South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset. Learn more
SCHOOLS VOLUNTEERING: We need organisers to help with the placement of volunteers in schools in North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Learn more
ASSISTANT WEBMASTER: We need someone with the appropriate IT skills to help maintain and develop this website. Learn more