Volunteer’s Activities Help ‘Lift up the World’

RSVP volunteer, Mary Jo Mohr, serves the community because it brings meaning and joy to her life. Among the agencies she volunteers at is Harbor House Domestic Abuse Program, where she helps with its largest fundraiser, the Warrior Princess Mud Run. “Now I want to help in some small way to erase the stigma, and […]

Strong Bones Program Growing Stronger!

In 2008, Nancy Krueger started the Strong Bones program and taught one class in Waupaca and one class in Hilbert. Today, there are classes in Chilton, Sherwood, Hilbert, New Holstein, Hortonville, Brillion, Waupaca, New London, Iola, Clintonville, Kaukauna and Appleton. “People drove from all over Calumet County to participate in the class I was leading […]

Adult Tutor Provides Community Connection

Helping Latinos who are struggling with communication is one of Tom Stenklyft’s passions. The process brings him back to his roots. His grandparents emigrated from Sweden and in her later years as a widow, his grandmother lived with his family. He recalls her broken English and the difficulty she had with pronouncing the letter “j.” […]

Riverview Gardens Offers a Place to Grow

It’s planting season at Riverview Gardens in Appleton and leaders of this 77-acre job-training program with an urban farm, park space and hydroponics greenhouse are looking for volunteers to help plant the seeds of positive work ethics, good social skills and team work for participants of its job training program. That’s where RSVP comes in. […]

RSVP Reading Tutors Make a Big Difference at Sunrise Elementary

Super heroes come in many different shapes, sizes and colors and one area teacher defines them as her volunteer reading tutors. Mary Wydeven, who teaches first grade at Sunrise Elementary in the Kimberly Area School District, has been working with volunteers with the RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) 55+ Volunteer Program for 15 years. […]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 by

Contributed by Jan Sommerfeld, RSVP Program Assistant The weeks following the holidays are busy for stores, as shoppers return or exchange unwanted merchandise. But what if we could give the perfect gift – the one that keeps on giving? Volunteers in our community are doing just that. Take the members of the Retired and Senior […]