Woodward, Okla. —
WHAT RSVP DOES
Ashley Moore, the Opportunities, Inc. RSVP Coordinator, said Lynes was nominated by the Woodward Senior Citizens Center for the volunteer award due to her active spirit.
Lynes was one of 5 recipients across Northwest Oklahoma who were recently presented with RSVP Spotlight Awards.
"There was a person selected to get the award from 5 of the 7 Opportunities, Inc. counties," Moore said. "Two counties do not participate."
RSVP serves Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Kingfisher and Woodward counties.
Officials at Opportunities Inc. said the RSVP program is for persons age 55 or better. RSVP helps numerous community groups with staffing by matching up senior volunteers with those groups.
In the Woodward area, Moore said this includes providing volunteers through the Woodward Regional Hospital Auxiliary and through the Woodward Senior Center.
But the line doesn't stop there, she said.
If a volunteer wants to do something to help a civic club program, at a church, during a sporting event, at a school or at a community happening, for example, they may turn in their time for credit from RSVP, Moore said.
The trained volunteers may choose where and how they wish to serve. They may do something that takes advantage of their lifetime of experience, or they may opt to learn new skills.
For more information about the volunteer program or to sign up to participate in RSVP, contact Moore at (580) 623-7283, ext. 7029.
Editor's Note: Assistant Editor Rowynn Ricks contributed to this report.