The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging has supported Americorps Seniors (RSVP of Galveston County) since 2002.
"The Sealy Center on Aging is honored and committed to supporting such meaningful outreach and engagement among the senior community." - Dr. Elena Volpi, Director of UTMB Sealy Center on Aging
Did you know? AmeriCorps’ Volunteering & Civic Life in America research shows 60.7 million Americans volunteered more than 4.1 billion hours of service with an estimated economic value of $122.9 billion. Read more about the research:
Staff & Senior Volunteers Distribute Gifts to Seniors
Sealy Center on Aging staff and members of the Americorps Senior program of Galveston County
assisted with distributing 40 gift cards to local seniors during the holidays. Thanks to Alice, Melissa, Monique, Lucy, Kelley, Sue, Ritchie, Shawn, Summer, Isamar and Steph for contributing your time.
Also in December, Education Specialist Alice Williams gave a presentation, “Understanding Social Isolation and its Health Effects,” at Parson’s House Assisted Living in La Porte, TX.
Become a Volunteer
Americorps Seniors are volunteers over the age of 55 (known as RSVP volunteers) who engage in a variety of activities throughout Galveston County non-profit agencies. This program has been supported by UTMB’s Sealy Center on Aging for almost 20 years.
As an RSVP volunteer, you will be introduced to a variety of opportunities among non-profits in the community, based on your personal interests and skills. The decision when and where to volunteer is up to you and the needs of the volunteer location. There are no minimum requirements for your volunteer time. We have volunteers who assist with projects once a year (Nia Cultural Center; Alzheimer’s Walk), once a month (Food Bank Distribution), or once a week (Meals on Wheels; Galveston Urban Ministries). For those seeking even more volunteer time, there are opportunities to be a receptionist, checking in those seeking support services (HIS Ministries and MI Lewis). These are just a few examples. RSVP volunteers have helped hurricane/storm victims by mucking out houses that were damaged, assisting with pets who became homeless, or sorting and bagging donated food items for people who are in need. No special skills are required in the majority of volunteer activities.