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RSVP enriches retirement for senior adults through significant community service work by encouraging volunteers to bring a lifetime of talent, experiences, skills and hobbies to community projects and organizations.

RSVP, one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation, engages people age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities. Volunteers make neighborhoods safer for the elderly, tutor children in schools, deliver meals and help at the food pantry, assist victims of natural disasters and serve their community in a myriad of other ways. The Lafayette County RSVP provides volunteer opportunities for persons in Oxford and Lafayette County. The purpose is to enrich retirement for older adults and retirees through significant community service work. RSVP encourages volunteers to bring a lifetime of talent, experiences, skills and hobbies to community projects and organizations needing volunteer talent. RSVP strives to respond to the needs of the community serving in public, private non-profit or health agencies throughout the area. RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The City of Oxford/Oxford Park Commission serves as the local sponsor. RSVP has been in Oxford and Lafayette County since 1972 recruiting volunteers to meet community needs.

Volunteer Benefits

Supplemental insurance: Accident, Personal Liability, Excess Auto, Accidental Death and Disbursement
Annual recognition events
Monthly newsletter
Training from volunteer stations
Monthly Lunch n' Learn
The chance to use your lifetime of skills and experience
The opportunity to learn something new and meet new friends
The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference

Medical Reserve Corps

mrcYour local government has been working for several years to improve disaster preparedness and coordination; but there is always work to be done.

It is essential we have a functional plan ready to implement in a disaster. This is where the North Central MS Medical Reserve Corps need your help. NCM-MRC is in the process or recruiting and training volunteers.

The MRC was founded after the 2002 State of the Union address in which President Bush asked for all Americans to donate their time and volunteer in support of their country. Our MRC units are based of local members, medically related and others, who want to volunteer their time and expertise, to promote healthy living around the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

A Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based network of volunteers who join together in a disaster to provide assistance to those affected. The MRC brings volunteers together to assist the existing local Emergency Management Service. In order to effectively assist these emergency agencies, volunteers must be trained and organized. The MRC is designed to provide an organizational structure and appropriate training as well as an outlet for each individual’s unique skills to shine through.

Members of the MRC also volunteer throughout the year to promote community public health and education.

RSVP and Medical Reserve Corp Documents for Download

RSVP Application
Volunteer Opportunities
Medical Reserve Corps Brochure

RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The City of Oxford Park Commission serves as the local sponsor.