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Current RSVP Volunteer Opportunities Available

RSVP has 34 member organizations, called RSVP Stations. Many of these stations need volunteers, as described below. This list is constantly changing so be sure to contact RSVP to find out if we have a place for you to volunteer (mailto.rsvp@dutchesscap.org).

Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck

Eucharistic ministers who could distribute communion on a weekly basis.  The day and time are very flexible and up to the volunteer.

Dress for Success, Poughkeepsie

Career Stylist
Career Coach
Boutique Inventory Specialist
Administrative Support

Dutchess Outreach, Poughkeepsie

The Lunch Box Community Meal Program
Dutchess Outreach Farm Stand
Dutchess Outreach Mobile Fresh Market
Dutchess Outreach Urban Farm
Food Pantry
Children’s Clothing Closet
Acts of Kindness
The Backpack Program

RSVP, various

Drivers age 55+ to help deliver meals to seniors throughout Dutchess County. Meals are delivered from Friendship Centers in Beacon, East Fishkill, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, and Wappingers Falls.

Golden Age Singers, Poughkeepsie

Male singers for bass, baritone, & tenor parts. There are no auditions. Being able to read music is preferable, but not necessary. All rehearsals and performances are during the day. Rehearsals are on Mondays at the Admiral Halsey Senior Building just off lower Main Street, Poughkeepsie.

Hudson Valley Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program, various sites

Volunteers needed who can contribute approximately 2 – 4 hours per week to help identify and resolve the concerns of residents living in local Nursing Homes.

Literacy Connections, various places

Tutors for Adult Basic Reading or English as a Second Language students.

Paws for a Cause Thrift Shoppe, Hyde Park

Cashiers and stockers are needed to help at the thrift shop, located 1 block south of the DC SPCA.

ReStore, Poughkeepsie

Volunteers for Donation Processing, Customer Assistance & Cashier 
Volunteers for Stocking and organizing of merchandise
Volunteers for light dusting and cleaning of store shelves and merchandise
Delivery Associate to help load and unload donations from pickup truck**
Truck helper - accompanies the truck driver on the donation pick up of furniture and larger household items** (** may be asked to assist with larger and/or heavier items) 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop, Pleasant Valley

Salespeople
Volunteers to sort, price and hang incoming merchandis

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie

Patient Care Volunteers to provide comfort, support, and companionship to patients and their families:

Critical Care Waiting Room: Patient Care Volunteer
Dyson Infusion Center Room: Patient Care Volunteer and waiting room escort
Emergency Department: Patient Care Volunteer
Friendly Visitor to provide friendly conversation and comfort items
Out Patient Registration: Welcome and Assist patients in the registration process
Patient Care Areas Patient Care Volunteer to provide patient care throughout the hospital
Pet Therapy: Volunteers, along with their qualified dog, engage with patients and staff.

Non-Patient Care Volunteers:

Administration and Clerical support in various departments
Gift Shop customer service rep (cashier, sales assistance, stock shelves customer service)

Hudson Valley Hospice,  Poughkeepsie

Patient Care Volunteers to provide comfort, support, and companionship to patients and their families. Special training provided.
Administrative Volunteers to assist with administrative support in the office, at community education and fund-raising events and helping to recruit other volunteers.
Couriers to deliver needed supplies to homebound patients.

 VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System (Castle Point), Wappingers Falls

Drivers are needed to pick up Veterans from their homes and bring them to Castle Point for their scheduled doctor appointments.