The Fairfield Volunteer Center recently appointed JoBeth Lewer as the Director of the newly established RSVP project in Fairfield.
JoBeth is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Fairfield bringing her talents and organizing abilities for managing volunteer community services. In past years, she served as the Deputy Director for First Fridays Art Walk and most recently as Director for the Fairfield Volunteer Center.
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is a national program federally funded by a grant awarded to the FVC last October. RSVP engages persons who are 55 and older in a variety of volunteer activities. The Fairfield RSVP projects focus includes two components.
1. RSVP senior volunteers will provide eligible socially isolated elderly and disabled individuals a minimum of one hour companionship and nonmedical assistance per week
2. Offer a low-cost weatherization project, installing weather-stripping, caulking, and plastic on windows, for eligible local residents in need.
At first, JoBeth plans to roll out the Weatherization Project events in June followed by another project in September of this year.
“Now is the time to get involved in the RSVP project and lend a helping hand to our local senior citizens in Fairfield,” said JoBeth.
“I am so pleased that we can bring this new, exciting and much needed service to our community. JoBeth brings a wealth of volunteer event/management experience to the RSVP project,” said Karin Hauring, Executive Director, Fairfield Volunteer Center, in a recent statement.
The RSVP Center is part of the Fairfield Volunteer Center, Inc. located at the Fairfield Library, 104 West Adams.
If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please call JoBeth Lewer at 641-209-9045 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.