NORWICH – Participants in the Chenango County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program made their way to the Canasawacta Country Club Thursday to laud the agency’s volunteers and the efforts they strived for over the last year during the annual RSVP meeting and recognition breakfast.
This year, RSVP – a subdivision of Opportunities for Chenango – lauded the work of 389 volunteers who have sacrificed their time, ranging from 100 to over 2,800 volunteer hours per person. Volunteers devoted their time and services to more than 50 non-profit and public agencies and organizations, including Hospice of Chenango County, the American Red Cross, the New York State Veterans’ Home, and Chenango County Area Agency on Aging. The mission, according to volunteers, is to bridge people with needs to those who serve.
This year also brings some change to the volunteer agency with Jon Moseley as the new RSVP director. Moseley stepped into the position in September, following the departure of former director Linda Campbell. For Moseley, the annual meeting was more than a chance to recognize volunteers; it was a chance to meet many of them for the first time. As the new kid on the block, he said, “My biggest challenge is getting to know everyone.”