Volunteers for Community Impact

Contact Information

3545 Lake Breeze Dr
Orlando, FL 32808 - 3028
(407) 298-4180
FY 2016 RSVP Limited Geographical Area Competition

Executive Summary

In the first year, 84 unduplicated RSVP volunteers will be placed in assignments resulting in outcomes throughout Osceola County, meeting critical community needs. This proposal is reflective of the successful transition of RSVP to a fully outcome-based program. Volunteers will support the Osceola County community and its residents by serving in a multitude of activities, including services to the long-term food insecure, building and repairing or finding homes, delivering meals to seniors to decrease isolation, helping place adults in steady jobs, and mentoring and tutoring K-12 students leading towards increased academic engagement. The primary focus area of this grant will be Healthy Futures, accomplished through direct services, education, community gardening as they relate to hunger, and meal delivery. Through these activities, the outcome goal is to increase family's food security and decrease feelings of isolation among older adults. The CNCS federal investment of $105,000 will be supplemented by at least $42,477 of non-federal resources, through both cash and in-kind donations.

RSVP of Osceola County, FL has been sponsored by Volunteers for Community Impact since 2012 and is dedicated to improving the Central Florida community through recruiting, training, placing, recognizing, and retaining volunteers ages 55 and over to meet the critical needs of this community through CNCS initiatives. Among RSVP Osceola, Volunteers for Community Impact, Inc. (VCI) is also the sponsor of the Foster Grandparent Program that serves Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, and Flagler Counties as well as sponsoring RSVP in Orange and Volusia counties.

In 2013, Volunteers for Community Impact, Inc. (formerly Florida Senior Programs) amended its name, mission, vision, and values to meet the growing needs of the community it serves. Its mission is: "Building relationships that add value to the community by utilizing the experience of caring adults through high-impact volunteer service." The Board of Directors for Volunteers for Community Impact, Inc. has strategically aligned the organization with the Corporation for National and Community Service's service categories, performance measures, and current initiatives.

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