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Volunteers In Action: Your local one-stop volunteer center serving all of Barton and Pawnee counties. We strive to match both retired seniors and working professionals who want to volunteer their skills with nonprofits who need their help. Learn more about the RSVP program!
Through the recruitment of skills-based volunteers of all ages we will leverage the specialized skills and talents of individuals to strengthen the infrastructure of our local nonprofits. Connecting volunteers with the agencies will empower each group and create an environment of sustainability enabling the agencies to better fulfill their missions.
For over 35 years Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, R.S.V.P., has been in the community giving our retired seniors a way to give back and share lifelong learned skills and experiences. This program is growing and thriving and will continue to do so! Along with our local senior volunteers, we are actively growing our volunteer center to include all ages. Men. Women. Children. Everyone has something to share and we want to encourage you to share your skills, passions and talents with the many nonprofit organizations throughout Barton and Pawnee counties.
Check out present and archived newsletters to learn all about the latest happenings for Volunteers in Action.
Drivers needed for Medical Transportation Program. Call (620) 786-7556 for more information.
Note of Appreciation
We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Credit Union of America! In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Great Bend location, the public entered their names to win $40 x the number of years they have been members of the Credit Union. They also had a choice of charity for the Credit Union to match the winnings. Charities included Great Bend Community Theatre - $1,600, Golden Belt Community Foundation - $2,200, Great Bend Zoological Society - $2,800, Barton County College Foundation - $3,200 and Meals on Wheels Volunteers In Action - $13,380. Yes, you read that correctly! We are thrilled to have been represented and standing among the other deserving winners and thank the Great Bend residents for their support!
RSVP is selling Memorial Day flowers again this year. The flowers are available at the RSVP Thrift Store in Hoisington and, beginning in April, in the RSVP office located at 1025 Main in Great Bend from 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday. You can’t beat the prices on these flowers that are just like new. Prices for these arrangements are very affordable at $3.00 for Large, $2.00 for Medium, and $1.00 for Small arrangements. Come see what we have to offer before paying retail prices for your Memorial flowers this year. All proceeds from this fundraiser go towards volunteer recognition programs including our annual volunteer banquet. Your support is truly appreciated.
If you are feeling like Spring Cleaning, don’t forget your Pillows. Freshen them up at the Kraft Pillow Cleaning event on Saturday, April 18 at the Great Bend Senior Center between 8 AM and 1 PM. Doug will be there to clean, refill, fluff and repair your pillows.