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The Ford County Volunteer Center/RSVP

 Volunteer Center

serves as a clearing house for Ford County residents who have the desire to volunteer and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

 Local agencies have needs that are going unmet because of funding cuts and lack of employees. Through the efforts of the Ford County Volunteer Center, those needs can be fulfilled by qualified volunteers.

 Local agencies have needs that are going unmet because of funding cuts and lack of employees. Through the efforts of the Ford County Volunteer Center, those needs can be fulfilled by qualified volunteers.

 Local agencies have needs that are going unmet because of funding cuts and lack of employees. Through the efforts of the Ford County Volunteer Center, those needs can be fulfilled by qualified volunteers.

Project based volunteer assignments are explored and volunteers with the skill sets necessary will be matched to the project.

High School and Community College students will have the opportunity to expand their horizons by volunteering in certain settings, developing community minded activities and supporting local agencies.

Working together we can make Ford County

an even more wonderful place to live!

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need. - Gillian Anderson

RSVP - Invitation to Serve

RSVP is a national and international volunteer program that matches interests, skills and talents of individuals aged 55 and older in volunteer service roles to help meet significant community needs.

 RSVP was established under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973. Locally, RSVP has been serving Ford County and the surrounding area since 1974. Our program has nearly 300 dedicated men and women who contribute more than 50,000 volunteer hours a year.

You can make a difference in your community regardless of how much time you have to give. The RSVP staff will work one-on-one with you to ensure that you enjoy a high-quality experience sure to enhance your overall quality of life!

The following events are just some of the opportunities you can get involved with through the Ford County Volunteer Center and RSVP. Check it out!

Disaster Preparedness:

The Center will be the leading Volunteer Agency for Ford County as we prepare the local preparedness plan and mobilization of large numbers of Volunteers.

 Blue Star Mothers :

   This "Adopt a Troop" program sends packages to deployed ilitary troops from the Ford County area twice a year.

Period of Purple Crying;

 Parents are educated about shaken baby syndrome (also called the Period of Purple Crying) before being released with their  new infant. Parents receive a purple cap that local  volunteers have either knitted or crocheted

Oral Health Task Force :

 A group of trained senior volunteers, mostly retired nurses, give presentations to community seniors and advocate for senior oral health care.

Victory Electric Health Fair :

  Local medical representatives administer tests such as pap smears, breast exams, hearing tests, flu shots, oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments on children’s teeth, and prostate exams.

Book Case Project :

 Quality bookcases are built for children in the Dodge City school district that are having difficulty reading. Each school selects 5 students who will receive a bookcase.

Fall Work Day - Extra Mile Day :

  Dodge City Community College baseball players work with the volunteer center and RSVP to assist local seniors and those who are disabled who need help with projects around their houses.

New Chance :

  Clients are volunteering in the community while completing their treatment and trying to find housing and jobs.

Senior Transportation:

  Fellow seniors provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers also take them shopping, to the bank, the beauty shop, and other places that allow them to stay home and still live an independent lifestyle

Debbie Allen
RSVP Director
2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801
1-800-367-3222
620-227-7077
dallen@dc3.edu