CLEARFIELD – Those ages 55 and over who sign up with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program can receive insurance and get paid for mileage while performing their volunteer service.
Sign-ups will begin early next year as the program is re-introduced into the county, said Debbie Draper of the Davis County Senior Services Division, Davis County Health Department.
The program was previously run for many years by Volunteers of America in Salt Lake City. They discontinued the program this past January.
Draper, who was a co-coordinator of the program several years ago, said RSVP at one point had 1,100 volunteers in more than 90 volunteer stations.
At its start, plans call for recruiting at least 500 volunteers who would be assigned to one of at least 38 stations, she said.
Antelope Island has traditionally had the largest number of volunteers. They perform service at the visitor center and Fielding Garr Ranch, ranging from serving as guides to keeping trails free of debris, etc. At this time of year, they also assist with the bison roundup.
Those interested should be 55 years-of-age or older. However, they do not need a college degree, Draper said.
For more information check out the Nov.22 edition of Davis Clipper.