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Volunteer Opportunity - Money Management Representative Payee Basic Needs The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Income


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Last updated on August 4, 2014

The volunteer representative payee provides on-going direct service to low-income clients who are disabled or elderly, who have been designated by a federal agency (i.e., Social Security Administration) as incapable of handling their financial affairs, and who have neither family nor friends willing or able to assist. The volunteer representative payee makes regular visits with the client to organize and to pay bill using the designated benefits. The volunteer maintains control over the client’s benefits, signs all checks, and spends the client’s money to meet the current needs of the client. The volunteer promptly notifies the program coordinator if the client needs additional assistance. The purpose of this activity is to enable the client to prolong an independent way of life with minimum of intervention.

  1. General knowledge of household budgeting and daily money management.
  2. Accuracy in maintaining financial records.
  3. Patience and tactfulness; ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of individuals including people with significant physical and mental impairments and varying socioeconomic backgrounds; ability to persist when dealing with government or community agencies.
  4. Willingness to provide own transportation to visit clients.
  5. Contributes up to eight hours monthly with a renewable one-year commitment.
  6. Completes initial orientation/training and attend periodic meetings of volunteers.
  7. Applies to Social Security Administration (SSA) to become a volunteer representative payee.
  8. This opportunity is sponsored by: RSVP of Lane County

    This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
    Adults (26-54)  Adults (55+)
    We need volunteers who are free at these times
    Monthly  Weekly
    Weekdays

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    Contact Person:
    Amy Bresler, RSVP Manager, (phone), (email)
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    Address:

     3171 Gateway Loop
    Springfield, OR 97477
    (See a map)

    Directions:

       Nearest Bus Stop: 12

    Web Site: http://www.unitedwaylane.org

    Miscellaneous Information

    This position is appropriate for Youth Volunteers ages 13-16
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    Last updated on August 4, 2014


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