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Community Volunteer Network has launched this valuable resource website for the older adults in our community! besavvyso.org provides southern Oregon’s seniors with a host of information and entertainment options, including:
Community Volunteer Network, a division of PRS, is a not-for-profit 501(c) organization serving seniors in Southern Oregon. Older adults can volunteer within their community, while seniors who lack support systems can receive needed services.
Foster Grandparents offer nonjudgmental, ongoing assistance to at-risk and special needs children who may have little support from family members. They’re usually placed with day care sites, Head Start centers, schools, and after-school programs. They receive an hourly stipend in return for their service.
The Foster Grandparent Program of Southern Oregon was founded in 1975 under the national Foster Grandparent Program, which was launched in 1968. FGP is partially funded by the federal government through The Corporation for National & Community Service and its program Senior Corps. FGP receives additional funding from US Housing and Urban Development through City of Medford CDBG funds and from United Way of Jackson County and United Way of Klamath County, among other contributors.
RSVP, formerly known as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, provides a variety of opportunities for adults age 55+ to participate fully in the life of their community through significant volunteer service.
RSVP is nation-wide and partially funded by the federal government through the Corporation for National & Community Service and its program Senior Corps. Jackson County RSVP receives additional funding from the United Way of Jackson County. Wherever an RSVP agency is placed, they are required to be sponsored by a not-for-profit entity; the Jackson County RSVP is sponsored by PRS and separately incorporated as CVN.
Our local RSVP agency currently has more than 800 registered volunteers who provide volunteer service at about 60 not-for-profit organizations or programs throughout Jackson County.