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Q&A: RASKALS fall volunteer opportunity

Post Date:10/17/2019 10:38 AM

With a variety of sign-up methods and the flexibility to choose a date that fits your schedule, West Chester is making its fall community service project more user-friendly for volunteers.  

How can I register?

Volunteers and/or teams wishing to register for RASKALS (Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors) may do so in any of three ways:

  • RSVP directly online,
  • call 513-759-7312, or
  • complete and return a paper form.

Only one method of registration is necessary. 

How does RASKALS work?

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All work is coordinated by West Chester Township organizers. Volunteer teams will be paired with homes in the neighborhood Saturday, Nov. 9, where they will complete simple yard clean-up tasks and outdoor chores from about 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Not available November 9? Not a problem.

Organizers will extend the project for any volunteers who are unavailable on the official RASKALS date. Any team or group with a scheduling conflict on Saturday, Nov. 9, may indicate their availability in order to be paired with a client on an alternate date.

What do I need for RASKALS?

Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age or accompanied by an adult if younger, and everyone must complete a waiver. Common tasks include raking leaves, weeding flower beds and cleaning windows.

Organizers from the Township will answer questions and distribute supplies to team leaders during a brief informational meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at Township Hall, 9113 Cincinnati Dayton Road. 

RASKALS is a semi-annual, community-wide volunteer project serving more than 100 local seniors. The program helps seniors remain more self-sufficient while developing meaningful relationships between volunteers and their clients.

With questions, call 513-759-7312.

 

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