RRCS Welcomes Volunteers!
RRCS appreciates your interest in our work and is grateful for your willingness to help us fulfill our mission. We recognize that volunteers bring a diversity of talents, skills, and experiences that positively contribute to enhancing the life of the individuals we serve. Except as noted below, we have no restrictions for volunteers due to age, race, gender, religion, education, income, experience, or any other protected category. We encourage the values of teamwork, quality in performance of duties, innovation, and integrity.
Meet some of our volunteers. We can’t do this without them, or you!
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve . . . you don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Madison Senior Center Nest Egg Thrift Store Volunteer
Do you like to tinker and repair things? Do you like retail sales? We can use volunteers with either skill! If you like to tinker, you can provide assistance repairing and getting merchandise ready for sale. If you like retail sales, you can assist by bringing merchandise from the warehouse to the store, displaying merchandise, assisting shoppers, and end-of-day closeout. Currently, the store is open on Saturdays from 8:00am until 2:00pm.
Senior Center Volunteer
We need you to work in one of our senior centers located in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties! Opportunities vary with each center and the needs of the day and may include helping with day-to-day operations, helping with social activities, assisting at lunchtime and cleanup, or assisting with special projects, fundraising, or events. Centers are open four days a week from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
If you have musical talent or like to teach crafts, perform magic, or otherwise entertain others, we want to hear from you. Our seniors love to learn new things and welcome entertainers!
Warrenton Adult Day Health Care Volunteer
Do you enjoy working with individuals with physical frailties or with some form of dementia? Our Adult Day Health Care facility assists such individuals and provides a way to keep these individuals out of institutional care. You can help these individuals by playing games, going for walks, and socializing – enhance their lives by your caring attention. The site is open weekdays between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.
General Office Volunteer
Help the Volunteer Program Coordinator with basic office tasks including filing, copying, preparing mailings, maintaining calendars, and assisting with our events. You can also help develop posts for our Facebook pages and assist with publishing our newsletter, Voice of Experience. You should be proficient in basic Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) plus comfortable with using email. You may assist other staff in the Aging and Transportation Division with general office tasks as well, on a case-by-case basis.
I want to volunteer for one of these programs! Volunteer Application
Transportation Programs (transportation volunteers must be 21 years old or older)
- Care-a-Van Program: Transport adults aged 60+ and/or persons with disabilities of any age to healthcare or legal visits in a handicap accessible van provided by RRCS. Volunteers typically work on weekdays. Actual hours vary based upon the appointment times. Care-a-Van & Volunteer Driving Program brochure
- RRCS Driving Program: Volunteer drivers transport adults aged 60+ to their healthcare appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicle for transportation; there is no reimbursement for vehicle expenses (although you may be able to claim vehicle expenses as a tax donation; please consult your income tax preparer). Volunteers typically work on weekdays. Actual hours worked vary based upon appointment times. Through our affiliation with county specific transit programs, volunteers can work in their preferred area.
- Food Distribution Program: Assist our senior centers by transporting donations from local grocery stores to the senior center. Additionally, volunteers pick up senior center lunches from our central kitchen (15361 Bradford Road in Culpeper) and deliver them to one of the senior centers in the five counties we serve. Our senior centers are open on weekdays.
Protective Money Management Program (PMMP) Volunteer
Help promote independent living for seniors and persons with disabilities by removing their burden of managing monthly financial affairs. Help clients by establishing budgets, paying bills, and ensuring financial stability. PMMP is available to low-income individuals in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties for a minimal monthly fee. Volunteers in this program must undergo a criminal background check (including fingerprinting), a drug test, and Virginia Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services Central Registry search. There is no charge to the volunteer for these background checks and drug test.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteer
The Long-Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman is a key component in the RRCS Ombudsman Program. Volunteers must be skilled in problem solving, diplomacy, empathy, communication, and good judgment. Duties include visiting long-term care facilities (located in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties) and assisting in the office with paperwork. Volunteers in this program must undergo a criminal background check (including fingerprinting), a drug test, and a Virginia Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services Central Registry search. There is no charge to the volunteer for these background checks and drug test. If you need additional information about the RRCS ombudsman program, please contact the Ombudsman Coordinator for additional information ().