Apr 4 2017 On Day of National Service, Mayor Fischer thanks volunteers from RSVP and Foster Grandparent Program

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined more than 4,500 city and county leaders nationwide in recognition of the National Day of Service.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) sponsors this day of recognition to highlight the value of national service and the positive impact of Senior Corps and AmeriCorps.

Mar 17 2017 "March for Meals" Raises Awareness of Hunger, the Elderly

Mayor Fischer, Metro Council Members and other leaders deliver Meals on Wheels

Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program announced today its support and participation in the 15th annual March for Meals – the month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital safety net. 

Feb 28 2017 Neighborhood Place Partners offer Fairs for Home Buyers, Youth Summer Programming and Sodexo Job Opportunities
Resource workshop for heroin addicts also offered on March 1
Jan 31 2017 Neighborhood Place Partners Sponsor a Prom Dress Collection, Energy-Management Workshops and

Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in February to provide opportunities including energy management workshops, a 16-week Diabetes Prevention Program, free dental screenings, an African American Read-In and much more.  In addition, the Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place location is collecting new and gently used prom dresses and accessories to benefit high school seniors in the Park Hill neighborhood.

Jan 25 2017 Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville’s Seniors One Valentine’s Day Card at a Time

DoSomething.org and Meals on Wheels America join forces for fourth annual Love Letters campaign 

Jan 10 2017 Revised: Neighborhood Place Partners Offer a Winter Coat Distribution, Two Energy Management Worskhops and Much More

Note:  This version revises the location of the Coat Distribution to only the NorthWest Neighborhood Place

Dec 8 2016 Mayor Fischer thanks city’s Retired and Senior Volunteers Program participants

Mayor Greg Fischer today honored the work of more than 500 active volunteers of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP.

"The citizens who serve as RSVP volunteers demonstrate compassion in action year round,” said Mayor Fischer. "I am grateful to them for helping to make our city stronger, and an even better place to live."

Nov 17 2016 Volunteer tax preparers needed in Louisville

Louisville Metro Department of Community Services is recruiting volunteers for the 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) through its collaboration with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition.    

Oct 20 2016 Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, October 22

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, October 22 for the bi-annual Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.  

Sep 26 2016 Free Services Offered to Local Homeless Population on Oct. 5

Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2016 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wednesday, October 5. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services and many other forms of assistance.

Jul 15 2016 Mayor Fischer opens urban orchard in Russell neighborhood

Mayor Fischer today announced the opening of Produce Park, an urban orchard in the Russell neighborhood. The orchard, which was previously a vacant lot, has been made possible through $30,000 of funding awarded to Mayor Fischer’s Innovation & Delivery Team by the Bloomberg Fund.

Jul 12 2016 Free Electric Fans for Seniors, Disabled
Fan Fair giveaway event held on July 16
Jun 15 2016 RSVP Seeking New Volunteers to Answer Partners’ Critical Service Openings

The Louisville Metro Community Services’ RSVP has received urgent requests from RSVP-partnered agencies to find and do initial screening of volunteers, age 55 and above, for the following service opportunities:

May 11 2016 Community Services' RSVP and Foster Grandparent Program Celebrate Older Americans' Month

The month of May is nationally designated as “Older Americans’ Month.”  Locally, the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services celebrates seniors who are still active as volunteers through its RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) and Foster Grandparent Program (FGP). Both programs are primarily funded through Senior Corps, a division of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Apr 27 2016 Give A Day Week Impacts Louisville With 175,000 Volunteers, Acts of Compassion

Annual volunteering event will return, April 15-22, 2017