senior corpsStand Up For Salem Inc. is now partnering with Jewish Family Services of Atlantic County as a Host Site to bring the AmeriCorps Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to Salem City as part of Stand Up For Salem’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program.

RSVP (http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/rsvp) is a national volunteer network for people 55+ who are interested in helping others a few hours a month. The program, which offers opportunities in both Atlantic and Salem counties, links volunteers’ skills with identified community needs.

Here in Salem City, the RSVP Program will be working with Stand Up For Salem to implement new health initiatives for community residents starting with the new Share Food Program coming in November of 2016 and the Active Seniors Program coming this spring.

RSVP is one of the largest networks of volunteers in the nation. Each year, nearly 430,000 adults age 55+ provide community service through RSVP programs. As part of the Corporation for National and Community Service through Senior Corps, RSVP engages nearly 5 million Americans in service each year.

Applications for the program can be picked up at the Stand Up For Salem/Salem Main Street office in Fenwick Plaza, Suite 107. For more information call Christina Doyle, RSVP Coordinator at 609-822-1108 extension 331 or Jody Veler, Host Site Coordinator at Stand Up For Salem Inc. at 856-935-8800