IIA has partnered with SMAA’s RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), which is part of the Corporation for National Community Service’s (CNCS) SeniorCorps. RSVP acts as a clearinghouse, connecting volunteers to positions at dozens of nonprofits throughout Cumberland and York counties. We at IIA anticipate a variety of positions that will not only provide meaningful ways to give back to the community, but to help support our mission-creating community.
Positions: Academic Elders – working collaboratively with students on specific course-related assignments and projects, provide students an opportunity to practice various interviewing/assessment skills (nursing and social work students).
TeleSocial Call Volunteer – You will be paired with at least one call recipient, placing a friendly call every week to check in, listen, and just chat. It will be up to you and your recipient to determine the length of your conversation.
FMI and to begin the volunteer process, please click here. This link takes you to the site to sign up through the RSVP program. While on that page, please click “Respond” (near the right side of page) to set up an account, and begin the process.
Maine Digital Equity Center
The Institute for Integrative Aging is committed to providing access to resources and tools to help foster relationships and enhanced connectivity among rural older adults and their friends and family. We are partnering with the Maine Digital Equity Center to offer free technology classes. Topics may include email, internet searches, photo uploading and sharing and more.
The Digital Equity Center has moved many of their classes online, and all are welcome to join the classes for free.