Volunteer Program

About the Wayne County Volunteer Program

The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging have partnered with Diakon (Lutheran Social Ministries)(Child, Family and Community Services), sponsor of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Berks, Pike and Wayne Counties.

As part of the national Senior Corps, RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide.

Volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.

RSVP seeks to provide volunteer opportunities that enrich the lives of the volunteer, while assisting in meeting critical community needs. 

It is an opportunity for the volunteer to apply the skills and wisdom they have acquired throughout their career and life, or develop new ones, as they make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Diakon’s RSVP will focus on assisting seniors to live independently, and maintain healthier lifestyles. Volunteers may deliver Meals on Wheels, assist in agency kitchens or food pantries, drive clients to medical appointments, counsel clients on Medicare as part of the APPRISE program, or help to promote wellness and activity among seniors.

 For more information or to sign up contact Dawn Houghtaling, RSVP Coordinator at 570-390-4540 or email houghtalingd@diakon.org.  

Other opportunities to volunteer may also be explored via the United Way of Lackawanna Wayne website.

Non-Profit Agencies in Need of Volunteers

If you have any questions regarding the volunteer program, are in need of volunteers, or are interested in volunteering, please call Dawn at 570-390-4540 .