Resources and FAQs

RSVP ADVISORY COUNCIL

The purpose of the Advisory Council is to provide the program director with advice and guidance with regards to overall program management. The RSVP director conducts the meetings and reports on program activities, issue areas, funding, and volunteer recruitment.

The council consists of 8 members from the community and volunteers; meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, except July and December.

There are no term limits for members.  If regular attendance is not possible, we ask that you notify us of your intent to continue as a member.

Your role is to serve in an advisory capacity.  While no formal vote is taken on issues, the Advisory Council members provide direction and guidance to the director.  All Council Members are expected to assist with any fundraising connecting to RSVP (soliciting sponsorships and donations) as well as assisting with the planning and implementation of the annual Recognition Event.  Council members are also called upon to recruit volunteers for activities and programs in the community.

For more information or to apply for the RSVP Advisory Council, please contact
330-253-4597 ext. 166 or contact us online.

FAQs

What is RSVP?

RSVP is a program created in the spring of 1971 at the national level, the program was created to call attention to the continuing need of older people for useful activity.  You can read more about the History of RSVP here.

What are the requirements for becoming an RSVP volunteer?

You need to be at least 55 years old and live in Summit or Medina Counties

What if I am under age 55 and want to volunteer for VANTAGE?

With multiple programs supporting older adults, we have multiple opportunities for people to support our agency. Please visit our Ways to Give tab.

What are the benefits of being an RSVP volunteer?

Besides making the world a better place, you are eligible for supplemental accident insurance and liability insurance.

How do I become an RSVP volunteer?

Simply fill out our application and we will be happy to schedule an interview to find opportunities that suit your skills and interests.

Is there training for volunteer opportunities through RSVP?

Yes.  All opportunities have training, dependent on the position.

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