Family And Child Services of Washington, D.C.
An estimated 350 RSVP volunteers will serve. They will assist a Department of Veterans Affairs Program and provide other community based activities that serve veterans through three sites including the Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center, Walter Reed Hospital and the Library of Congress. The primary focus area of this project is Veterans and Military Families. RSVP/DC volunteers will assist the Library of Congress with the Veterans History Project by conducting interviews and collecting historical documents. At the end of the three-year grant, volunteers will have completed 4,500 hours of service to 375 veterans. During this time volunteers will support veterans with disabilities and veterans that are older with basic care giver services. Volunteers will contribute by lessening the burden of heavy workloads, improving patient records and files, and augmented the jobs at veteran serving facilities so that more than 50 paid staff may work on other assignments. The CNCS federal investment of $76,005 will be supplemented by $88,582 through Family Matters of Greater Washington.