Sources for Volunteers

  1. Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP is a program specially designed for seniors over the age of 55. With this program, there is a huge variety of volunteer positions available. Pharmacy chooses the hour to be put in, where volunteer will serve, and the type of work to do. Volunteer will successfully join over 500,000 senior citizens across the United States.

  1. United Way Volunteer Program

As a partner agency, the pharmacy can sign up with the Volunteer Program. List as looking for a development volunteer to assist with newsletter and other projects or whatever the volunteer need is.

  1. The National AmeriCorp Vista Volunteer Program

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that focuses on projects aiming to alleviate poverty in communities across the country. VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment, to build the capacity for programs to efficiently and effectively reach their goals of bringing individuals and communities out of poverty.  AmeriCorps VISTA primarily works on projects and tasks that are considered indirect service. Their focus is working to assure projects are sustainable and can reach a larger population of people.

  1. Local University Pre and Pro Pharmacy Students and other Students

Become a teaching organization and preceptor for both IPPE and APPE pharmacy students as well as volunteers. Use Pre-Pharmacy and Post-Pharmacy students from the local schools for daily operations and community outreach at local health fairs and workshops. Other university students to consider are nursing, other health sciences, foreign language, business, marketing, technology, depending on the needs of the pharmacy (interpretation/translation, newsletter, website, marketing materials, other).

  1. Workforce Development Services – Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) offers training opportunities to low-income adults age 55 and older in 16 states who wish to re-enter the workforce.  The program allows participants to overcome barriers to employment by gaining real world work experience at community service organizations called “host agencies” in the community. Participants are assigned to host agencies for about 20 hours per week. The objective is to provide current hands-on training that can lead to unsubsidized employment in the private sector. Assignments vary and range from six to twelve months. Participants can be assigned to more than one host agency in order to provide them with enhanced experiences and a broader range of skills.