Life after 50 - are you ready?

Volunteers needed for the following programs:

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the programs listed below, please contact the RSVP Volunteer Coordinator.

CASA

The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) of the Family Court is expanding its efforts to represent the interests of abused and neglected children in court. The program is seeking qualified adults to serve as CASA volunteers.
CASA volunteers are trained members of the community who are appointed by Family Court Judges to speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Court proceedings. As an official of the Court, the CASA volunteer conducts an independent investigation into the child's life and provides information and recommendations to the judge in the case. CASA volunteers work with attorneys, social workers, and family members to attain the goal of a safe and permanent home for each child.
CASA volunteers have varied professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. They are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence and commitment. Each volunteer accepted into the program must complete five days of initial training. Casework supervision is provided by full time Program Coordinators from the Family Court staff. Program attorneys provide legal advice and represent the CASA in court proceedings.
Today CASA volunteers serve over 400 children in Delaware. Yet, many of Delaware's abused and neglected children still have no independent voice in court.
The problems of child abuse and neglect belong to all of us.
Be part of the solution. Be a CASA volunteer.
Classes are forming for training dates in October of 2014.
For information call the CASA office, Family Court of the State of Delaware - (302) 672-1067..

A Matter of Balance

If you like working with people and would like to teach others how to maintain their health and safety, we want to talk to you!

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

This program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University, and has been nationally recognized. Region- wide facilitator training is offered statewide in Delaware.

RSVP volunteers are needed to teach participants and be a part of this nationwide endeavor. If you have these qualifications, we would like you to contact us:

1. Good interpersonal skills
2. Enthusiasm
3. Dependability
4. Ability to perform range of motion and low-level exercises, and
5. Ability to carry up to 20 lbs.

Capital Mentors

This new partnership was developed to provide mentoring services which utilize each of the partner organizations’ strengths to better serve mentors, youth and the community.

  • Connecting Generations Training -The training covers the appropriate role of a mentor, how to listen and connect with a child, and how to handle difficult situations, using the Creative Mentoring Philosophy.We offer free public training sessions for adults conveniently located throughout Delaware. A complimentary copy of “The Power of One: A Mentor Handbook” is given to every trained mentor.The manual prepares them to build effective relationships with their mentee, to help them reach their potential.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Screening and Support - A Big Brothers Big Sisters Coordinator will work with the mentors through the enrollment process for some of the schools.After completing mentor training, and interview and background check, Big Brothers Big Sisters will match mentors with a student in the Central Delaware mentoring program or with a child in the local community.

  • Communities in Schools - The Communities in Schools staff will serve as a contact for adult mentors working with high school students.They will also facilitate the program for high school students to mentor younger elementary students.