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Station Partners

RSVP - Top 10
10. RSVP can assist in recruiting skilled, talented and interested volunteers for your agency.

9. RSVP can assist in recruiting volunteers for special projects.

8. RSVP can offer benefits to volunteers working for your agency (i.e., recognition, transportation reimbursement, and supplemental auto insurance).

7. RSVP provides an annual recognition event for volunteers.

6. RSVP helps strengthen the public’s awareness and understanding of your mission and impact in the community.

5. RSVP acts as an ambassador for your agency.

4. RSVP broadens your potential funding base.

3. RSVP provides feedback to your agency regarding the impact your volunteers are accomplishing.

2. RSVP assists your agency with technical support in volunteer management.

And …The #1 reason for being an RSVP station partner:
RSVP enables you to demonstrate your resourcefulness to your supervisor, administrator and community.

REQUIREMENTS
Your organization must be:
   • A Public Agency
   • Secular or faith-based private non-profit organization or proprietary health care organization
   • Have volunteer opportunities that do not displace paid employees
   • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with RSVP
   • located within west suburban Cook or southern DuPage Counties

RSVP BOUNDARIES
RSVP volunteers serve in 57 municipalities in west suburban Cook and southern DuPage counties, including:

West Suburban Cook County
Bellwood*
Berkeley*
Berwyn
Broadview*
Brookfield**
Cicero
Countryside
Elmwood Park*
Forest Park*
Forest View
Franklin Park*
   Harwood Heights**
Hillside*
Hines*
Indian Head Park
LaGrange
LaGrange Park**
Lyons
Maywood*
McCook
Melrose Park*
Norridge *
   North Riverside*
Northlake*
Oak Park*
River Forest*
River Grove*
Rosemont**
Schiller Park*
Stickney
Stone Park*
Westchester*
Western Springs 
 
*   = Indicates these communities are located within
        Triton College District
** = Indicates only portions of these communities are
        located within Triton College District
 
Southern DuPage County
Aurora
Batavia
Bolingbrook
Burr Ridge
Clarendon Hills
Darien
Downers Grove
Elmhurst 
   Glen Ellyn
Hinsdale
Lisle
Lombard
Naperville
Oak Brook
Oakbrook Terrace
St. Charles 
   Villa Park
Warrenville
West Chicago
Westmont
Wheaton
Willowbrook
Winfield
Woodridge 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) provides detailed provisions to ensure compliance with program regulations.

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Before we can begin to recruit volunteers, we need to know about the tasks that need to be accomplished, where the participant will serve, and other important details of the position. A properly prepared position description will aid us in:
   • Crafting a recruitment message to target potential members who possess the skills your program needs
   • Determining whether a person is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position
   • Identifying reasonable accommodations to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions

The best position descriptions are concise, use action verbs, and avoid jargon. Include these seven elements, and you'll be on your way to attracting the right members for your program:
   1. Ensure an accurate service assignment title is included.
   2. Write a one to two sentence summary of the assignment's general purpose and primary service assignment functions.
   3. List five to eight essential duties in descending order of importance.
   4. Identify skills, interests, methods, and tools volunteers will need or use to complete the work.
   5. Explain the position's relationship with others in the organization; address supervision and collaboration with partners.
   6. Provide other pertinent facts, such as required travel, physical requirements, working conditions, etc.
   7. Include other responsibilities or requirements, such as mandatory training, hours of service, etc.