HandsOn Volunteer Network Of The Valley
During the third year of this grant, an expected 161 RSVP volunteers will participate in the various work plans of RSVP of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, Ohio. In addition to the primary focus area of Healthy Futures, volunteers will serve populations in areas of Education- tutoring (economically disadvantaged children or those with special or exceptional needs), Economic Opportunity- tax preparation (economically disadvantaged individuals), Veterans and Military Families (veterans), Capacity Building (nonprofit organizations), and Community Priorities (individuals served outside the focus area objectives cited above).
An estimated 52 unduplicated RSVP volunteers will serve within the primary focus area of Healthy Futures. At over 32% of the total volunteers, this exceeds the required minimum by 7%. Volunteers will serve populations in two objectives: Aging in Place- Companionship (homebound or older adults or individuals with disabilities) and Reducing Childhood Obesity and Increasing Access to Nutritious Food- Long-term hunger (individuals or households experiencing low or very low food security).
Service activities of volunteers will include reassurance calls or visits, all the necessary duties to sustain the daily operations of pantry food programs, and counseling as to benefits application with referrals to financial literacy and nutrition information resources.
Locations of service activities include the HOVN office and food pantries throughout the service area and involve three or more stations.
Outcomes expected from the service of RSVP volunteers: 75 of 100 will report increased social ties while 50 will report maintaining the ability to live independently; 100 of 1000 individuals will return surveys indicating increased food security of their household.
40% of unduplicated volunteers will be assigned to activities with Outcomes within the focus areas of Healthy Futures (30%) and Education (10%).
The CNCS federal investment of $51,543 will be supplemented by $23,457 in non-federal resources.