Volunteer orientation designed to answer 'What is there to do?'

SUNY Oswego’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program will hold an orientation for retired or semi-retired people who want to volunteer at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Mapleview Family Restaurant, near the intersection of State Route 104 and Interstate 81.

Ellen Wahl, director of RSVP in Oswego County, will conduct the orientation for a range of human services and community volunteer opportunities.

The session will welcome all volunteers who are retired or considering retirement and wondering, “What is there to do?”

Carol Miller shows off exercises with weightsIn an open forum, Carol Miller, osteoporosis sector coordinator and instructor, will discuss the Osteo Bone Builders Program.

In addition to recruiting, placing and supporting volunteers, RSVP offers Mature Living, a free bimonthly newsletter with national and local news and information about volunteerism and other topics of interest to older residents.

For more information or to sign up for this or future orientation sessions, call RSVP at 312-2317 or email rsvp@oswego.edu. The Oswego County office, a division of the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, is in Room 103 of Rich Hall on campus.

RSVP, which reached its 40th anniversary this year, is sponsored nationally by the Corporation for National and Community Service and locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.

PHOTO CAPTION: Volunteer opportunities—Carol Miller, osteoporosis sector coordinator and instructor, will appear during an open forum on RSVP volunteer opportunities Wednesday, April 18, at Mapleview Restaurant to talk about the Osteo Bone Builders Program that Miller leads.

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(Posted: Apr 06, 2012)