Are you looking to volunteer in the community and even earn some extra income? Watch this video and call us at (954) 484 7117 to sign up for your choice of programs today!
Foster grandparent program
Since 1965, we have been helping our community’s children. This impactful effort places adult volunteers into Title One schools, nonprofit childcare centers and preschools throughout Broward County to support the most underserved students who are at risk of failing academically. Our volunteers participate in the program are age 55 and over, are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs, and volunteer 15-20 hours weekly.
According to research by the National Assessment of Education, early childhood literacy is crucial by third grade. Reading abilities in third grade acts as a barometer for late school success. Children, who read more, are likely to graduate from high school, pursue education and a job. Children thrive from the presence, love and attention from our volunteers.
RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. We rely on the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, and offer opportunities to develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within our community.
We are helping Broward County Veterans who are struggling and need assistance transitioning to civilian life. They can succeed with our “battle buddies” who are our veteran volunteers eager to serve. Become a mentor today!
RSVP volunteers can also choose to sign up to teach technology classes through our Sofia Tech Services. Become a trainer today!
Senior Companion Program
As part of our SofiaCare program, our SCP volunteers provide respite services to caregivers of elderly individuals and disabled adults in order for the caregiver to reduce their level of stress and to be able to take care of their own health and personal needs. SCP volunteers also provide weekly companionship and supportive services to isolated adults living with disabilities and elderly individuals.
SCP Volunteers are 55 years and older who are low-income and trained to provide friendship and companionship at no cost to elderly individuals who are often living alone and may be at risk for institutional placement.
SCP Volunteers visit their clients approximately two times a week and serve up to 5 – 20 hours per week. Most are entitled to a tax-free hourly stipend if they meet the income eligibility guidelines. Become a volunteer today!