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for Gwinnett Seniors
Currently, more than 250 volunteers donate thousands of hours annually to county public service efforts through this federally-funded program. Ranging from working in schools to sewing, crocheting and delivering meals to local residents, this is a program where everyone wins.

The RSVP Program welcomes those who need help so that caring seniors may have a place to work. Called “stations”, these local organizations identify activities that require senior assistance and then work with the RSVP staff to match volunteers with those duties. Examples of participating Gwinnett stations range from Hopkins Elementary School and the Gwinnett Senior Center to the Gwinnett Police Department. Some residents of senior citizen centers also volunteer where they live. In 2001, a key Gwinnett goal is to increase RSVP visibility in the school system.

Sponsored by Senior Citizen Services of Metro Atlanta, Senior Corps and United Way, Gwinnett#s seniors have been reaching out since 1965. And RSVP#s always eager for new volunteers and stations. In the words of Senior Citizen Services, “because there#s so much more to do.” For more information or to volunteer, call Ms. June Ruiz, Coordinator, at 770-513-4333, or visit the website at www.rsvp.f2s.com.