The Nevada Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Pahrump is still active and busy helping seniors in our community. RSVP has been providing services in Pahrump for many years; but with the addition of the pandemic, not everyone realizes we are still here, still providing our services and that all services are compliant with the CDC and State guidelines.
RSVP provides transportation to medical appointments, shopping, banking, running errands, picking up prescriptions, picking up groceries and more. We ask that all clients and drivers wear masks and comply with social distancing guidelines.
RSVP is able to help, but we need more volunteer drivers to support elders and adults living with disabilities in Pahrump! We are looking for drivers willing help those in need and drivers who are willing to comply with the regulations of wearing masks and social distancing while volunteering. If you are interested in joining our transportation team please call Sandy Jennings at 775-751-5282, or Tonya Brum at 702-845-4748
RSVP also provides Home Companions, based on the safety requirements of the client. Our Home Companion volunteers have been providing telephone reassurance, calling dozens of our local seniors to chat with them and make sure they still feel connected as well as providing referrals to other needed services. Some are visiting in the home as long as everyone is comfortable with it and as long as everyone complies with social distancing, wearing masks and feels safe. Friendships are being forged daily with people who probably would never have met, all through our Home Companion program.
One of our busiest programs is the Homemaker Program. This is the program most in need of workers willing to do light housework for seniors who no longer have the strength or ability to keep up with cleaning. Our Homemakers do light housekeeping, vacuuming, dusting, changing linens, mopping floors and provide general help to keep a home clean and safe. This is a contract position that pays $10.00 an hour and it is part time. If you would like to be part of this exceptional program and help the seniors in our community, please contact us.
To learn more about all of RSVP’s programs and services please call Tonya Brum today at 702-845-4748.