Special Events

Special events can serve as a volunteer project for a group, a business, a family, or an individual – with a specific start and end time that can fit into any schedule. Volunteering with a group is a great way to build teamwork with co-workers or have a fun day with family and friends. If interested in volunteering for one of these special events, contact RSVP/VIC at rsvpvic@sbcglobal.net.

20th Annual RSVP/VIC Golf Tournament

The 20th Annual RSVP/VIC Golf Tournament.
"Dedicated in Memory of Tina Nations"
4 Person Scramble - Friday July 20, 2018
Cape Jaycees Municipal Golf Course
Lunch served at 12:00 pm - Tee off at 1:00 pm
COST: $75 per person/$300 per team
INCLUDES: Green Fees & Cart Rental, Lunch, Beer & Other Beverages, Plus Goodie Bag!!
Try your luck:
* Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to the Pin, Closest to the Line
* $20,000 Hole-In-One Prize
* plus 3 Other Hole-In-One Prizes awarding a TV, Airline Tickets, and Golf Irons sponsored by THE BANK OF MISSOURI

CONTACT:
Christy McClain (573)335-7555 or (573)887-3664
Email: rsvpvic@sbcglobal.net

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AND THE VOLUNTEER INTERGENERATIONAL CENTER

The RSVP/VIC programs connect individuals, nonprofits, and businesses with volunteer opportunities and resources needed to strengthen communities and accelerate nonprofit success. Volunteer services include those to veterans, military personnel and their families, children, seniors, the homeless, those with terminal illness and many others. RSVP/VIC impacts the lives of many people each and every day. Do not miss out on this opportunity to help us continue the valuable work we do!!

Red House Interpretive Center

The Red House Interpretive Center is seeking individuals to serve as volunteer docents for their museum.

Hours of operation:
- Season is first Saturday in May until last Saturday in October, May 2, 2015 - October 31, 2015
- Two shifts each Saturday, 10 AM-1 PM and 1-4 PM, one docent per shift
- Group tours as needed on other weekdays or weekends, scheduled in advance

Skills:
- Ability to treat visitors with respect, kindness and understanding
- Ability to lead a scripted tour
- Some knowledge of local history helpful but not required

Responsibilities:
- Open and close security system of building
- Welcome visitors and conduct tours in a professional manner
- Handle funds from admissions and gift shop sales

Training:
- Minimum one hour initial training session
- Tour scripts provided and explained
- Work with a trained docent as needed to learn all aspects of the job

Lutheran Family and Children Services

The Lutheran Family and Children Services is once again needing a volunteer to help with the group that are individuals with memory loss. They are specifically seeking a volunteer for Thursdays, every week, from @ 8:45 am - 1:30 pm. Responsibilities would be to help me with supervision and care of the seniors: serve coffee/lunch, clean up after the meal, direct them to where the bathroom is, guide them when they are walking through the corridor, provide one-on-one attention if one needs to leave the room/group, and do whatever else is necessary to assure their safety. Also, the volunteer is a guest and will be allowed to eat lunch with the group. Contact RSVP/VIC if you are interested at 573-335-7555 or email us at rsvpvic@sbcglobal.net.

Read to Succeed

Help with the Read to Succeed Program. Commit to one or more 40-minute sessions per week to help a kindergarten or first-grade student read. They read as you listen, encourage and prompt. One hour of training is provided; no specific skills required beyond patience and a love of children. Each school operates their reading program on a specific time schedule, and volunteers may select the times that fit their schedule. Hours will vary: mornings from 8:15-11:30 and afternoons 12:15-2:30.
More details to follow.

To get involved contact the United Way of Southeast Missouri at 573-334-9634 or RSVP/VIC at 573-335-7555.

Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship

MVTH is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering therapeutic riding to children and adults living with disabilities to help them achieve greater physical strength and flexibility while working on communication skills and developing emotionally rewarding bonds with horses. Volunteers are the backbone of our program. There are assignments for horse people and non-horse people. They need help with everything from horse leaders and rider sidewalkers to maintenance and administration. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to see miracles happen right before your eyes.

Contact Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship at 573-788-2100 or visit their website at www.semohorsetherapy.org. You can also contact RSVP/VIC about this agency at 573-335-7555 or email us rsvpvic@sbcglobal.net.

Global Running Day Volunteers

Global Running Day is a day to celebrate the joys of running around the world and encourage Cape Girardeau to be more active to help fight obesity from children to adults.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Capaha Park

Shift assignments are subject to change, due to availability and need in other areas. You will be contacted the week of the event to confirm your shift and provide more direct instructions. If you have specific requirements for your shift (cannot lift much weight, must remain seated, be placed with a minor, etc.) please email Fitness & Wellness Specialist Christine Jaegers at cjaegers@cityofcape.org

Volunteer Shift Descriptions: (# needed/Time)

DJ/Emcee (1 person @ 5-7 pm)
Can you get the crowd going, make multiple sponsor and fundraiser plugs, and read the audience to play the best tunes? We need your help! An energetic personality is preferred!!

Entertainment (unlimited @ 5-7 pm)
We are looking for face painters, balloon makers, mascots, photo ops, etc. Can you entertain the crowd and give them something to look forward to before and after they are done walking for a cure?

Entrance Greeter/Guide (1 person @ 5-7 pm)
Greet people as they arrive and direct them toward registration, bathrooms, the start/finish line, vendor booths.

Finish Line Cheerleader (same person as entrance greeter/guide above)
Cheer people on as they take off from the start line and as they cross the finish line. Bring loud voices, your clapping hands, your high-five hands, noise makers - anything to liven the mood!

Photography (1 person @ 5-7 pm)
We need multiple photographers - either professional or amateur - who can document our day and take team photos. Creative eyes are appreciated.

Rest Stop Attendee - Start/Finish Line (1 person @ 5-7 pm)
We are looking for help staffing the snack, drink station at the start/finish line area.

Route Leader (2-4 people @ 5-7 pm)
Route markers are needed to leading walkers in the right direction and identifying the difference between the 1 mile and the scavenger hunt route options.

Set Up/Tear Down (2-4 people @ 5-7 pm)
This position is for people who want to help set up the event and take everything back down once it is over. You are more than welcome to participate in the walk in-between or sign up for another volunteer shift!
This role might require lifting, setting up tents and tables, hanging signs, etc.

T-Shirt Distribution (1 person @ 5-7 pm)
These people will stand behind the registration table and distribute t-shirts.

Volunteer Check-In (2-4 people @ 5-7 pm)
This role is responsible for checking in volunteers, directing them to their assigned roles, making sure they have signed the volunteer waiver, and giving them their volunteer t-shirt. This work will be done via paper - no computer experience necessary.

Attendee Registration (Same person as Volunteer Check-In)
This role is responsible for checking in attendees, collecting donations, awarding fundraisers with t-shirts, and making sure everyone signs his/her waiver.
This position does require handling money.

Thank you for your time and efforts to make this event a success! Together we can get Cape Girardeau moving! For more information about the event check out: www.cityofcape.org/fitness


20th Annual RSVP/VIC Golf Tournament

Friday, July 20, 2018
Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course - More details soon.