CF Recognizes Senior Volunteers
May 14, 2012
The College of Central Florida has recognized senior volunteers who contributed 140,570 hours of service valued at $2.6 million in 2011.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at CF is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Corps, which encourages Americans 55 and older to contribute their skills and experience to meet community needs.
The RSVP program at CF includes 882 volunteers who serve 64 nonprofit and governmental agencies in Marion County. At the recognition program in April, Richard Anderson, Dwight Burton and Malcolm Mills were recognized for 25 years of volunteering. Ronald Lebio was recognized for contributing more than 2,000 hours in 2011. Ten members contributed 1,000 hours and 41 members contributed more than 500 hours in 2011.
“At a time of increased need and declining resources, volunteers age 55 and over are stepping in to fill the gaps,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “Today, more than ever, communities need the talents and skills of all Americans to help move this nation forward. Senior Corps volunteers are delivering enormous social and economic benefits to our communities and demonstrating that service is good for the nation and those who serve.”
To learn more about senior programs at CF, visit pathways.cf.edu.