City of Woodburn
An estimated 300 RSVP volunteers will serve. They will deliver meals, provide transportation to medical appointments, assist at local food banks, help maintain community gardens, tutor at local public and private schools, assist early childhood classrooms, tutor adults seeking their GED's, provide income tax tutoring, capacity building through volunteer management, and other activities identified as community priorities through a network of 54 volunteer stations such as local food banks, community aide, SMART, Dial-A-Ride, Chemeketa Community College, Tax Aide, local museums, art centers and more. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 3-year grant, we anticipate outcomes of 75% of homebound or older adults and individuals who receive meals at home or transportation to appointments will report increased social ties or perceived social support; at minimum 65% of the individuals surveyed who accessed food at food banks show increased sense of food security for themselves and their children; 75% of the students served in the SMART program by RSVP volunteers will improve their literacy skills by the end of the school year; and 75% of the students served by CNCS-supported tutoring programs at public and private schools will show gains in academic and social skills by the end of the award period. The CNCS federal investment of $46,189 will be supplemented by $19,795 in anticipated non-federal resources.