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Volunteering – It’s What We Do!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Looking for a way to give back to the community? Peninsula Volunteers is always looking to provide those opportunities. Check out our current volunteer openings below at Little House:

  • Community Services Desk – Provide information and referrals about issues such as housing, food, transportation and other social services over the phone or in person.
  • Front Desk Receptionist – Great and interact with members and guests, answer questions regarding classes and activities, and help maintain the Little House image.
  • Lunch CashierRun the cash register during lunch hours; ring up sales, handle money and tally the daily receipts.

To learn more about these positions call (650)322-0129 or email volunteer@peninsulavolunteer.org.

For a full list a volunteer opportunities visit http://www.penvol.org/volunteer/



Thank You For Your Support!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A thousand thanks to our 297 donors who contributed $27,488 to the Alzheimer’s Association and Rosener House for the September 20th Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Donations accepted through Dec. 31st. Click here to learn more about how you can be a part of our great cause!

Woodworking At Its Finest

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Every week Little House offers bakery and fruit distribution to its members in conjunction with the Menlo Park Farmer’s Market. This week’s food supply was extra sweet as it was displayed on our new stand, hand crafted in our Woodshop Class. Peninsula Volunteers would like to thank our hard working members who graciously give their time and efforts to help make our facilities a brighter place!

Volunteers Recognized at RSVP Luncheon

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Volunteers are often the building blocks for any non-profit organization. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. is no different! Community Volunteers were honored at a recognition luncheon for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members of the San Mateo County. Among those recognized was Angela Owen, a Little House volunteer, who has served her community for over 20 years! Angela received The Presidential Volunteer Service-Lifetime Achievement Award which is given to volunteers who have contributed at least 4,000 community service hours. Thank you Angela!

To learn about how you can make a difference in the lives of others, visit http://www.penvol.org/volunteer/.

Rosener Summer Luau

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Rosener House enjoyed a little piece of paradise with music, food, and hula at their summer Luau. This year’s party featured kalua pork and cabbage, teriyaki chicken, the chef’s famous pineapple upside down cake, and some classic Hawaiian side dishes. Dancers performed modern day hula, taught our participants hand motions to “Hukilau” and “Pearly Shells,” and even shared some traditional Hawaiian language! Mahalo to all those who performed and helped Rosener put on a wonderful luau for our crowd!

To learn more about upcoming events visit our Rosener House page at http://www.penvol.org/rosenerhouse.

Peninsula Volunteers Honor Community Volunteers

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Each year Peninsula Volunteers takes time to celebrate all our Community Volunteers. April is National Volunteer Month, and since we couldn’t do our work without all our magnificent volunteers, we want to say “Thank You!”

The Peninsula Volunteers and Mary Rached (Director of Community Volunteering) organized a fabulous brunch for over 100 of our best friends. Chef Larry Wong outdid himself yet again with great cuisine.

We honored our Shining Stars!

If you are interested in joining our Volunteers, just click on this link.

Meals on Wheels “Double Day” Delivery

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

What does it take

to deliver over 750 meals

in one morning?

Take a look!

Every holiday weekend throughout the year Meals on Wheels delivers extra food to tide our diners over the extra days. Nobody goes hungry! So on Fridays (given that most national holidays are Mondays) we pack 4 meals: the regular Friday lunch, meals for Saturday and Sunday, and then the extra for the Monday holiday, when we’re closed.

On top of all those Meals on Wheels, our kitchen also produces the weekday meals for 4 other senior centers in the area, plus feeding our diners at the Little House Cafe and our participants at Rosener House. That’s a lot of food!

Of course, we need a lot of extra help on those Fridays before holiday weekends. You can be a part of this too. 

If you’d like to find out about volunteering with Meals on Wheels, contact Mary Rached, Director of Community Volunteering: 650-322-0129, mrached@peninsulavolunteers.org

Or visit our Volunteer page: www.penvol.org/volunteer

Food Is Love

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

In almost every culture on the planet, food is love! No less so for our Meals on Wheels recipients.

Of course we deliver those tasty, nutritious hot meals daily Monday through Friday. We do a personal safety check along with the delivery.

But most important is that we are delivering human contact – the fact that someone cares! That’s the best medicine of all.

So how much more can we deliver on Valentines Day? Take a look: Menlo Park Rotarians, along with our regular MOW volunteers, pitched in to pack over 700 meals for the long holiday weekend. And to top it off, the kids at Woodside Elementary School hand made valentines for each of our diners. A little bit of love goes a long way indeed.

If you or your group would like to volunteer in our Meals on Wheels program, contact Mary Rached, Director of Community Volunteering: 650-322-0129; mrached@peninsulavolunteers.org     Or just check into the Volunteer page on our website for current opportunities: http://www.penvol.org/volunteer/


Help for Senior Home Owners

Friday, February 7th, 2014


RSVP is an annual week-long community outreach program that takes place in May, during “Adopt-A-Senior” Week. The program provides free assistance to qualified seniors who can not otherwise perform certain household tasks because they have physical constraints and lack the financial resources to hire someone to do the work.

The REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program (RSVP), which operates through your local Association of REALTORS®, promotes safety in the home and assistance to the elderly. The program is one way REALTORS® and affiliates can give back to their communities and perhaps help seniors and the homebound maintain their independence and stay in their homes longer.

WHO DOES THE WORK? REALTORS® and affiliates (lenders, title companies, insurance agents, attorneys, contractors, home inspectors and other real estate-related businesses) of your local REALTOR® Association take time each year to perform household tasks that seniors and the homebound cannot do on their own.

An application is completed by the resident. Requested tasks are reviewed with the homeowner and a team is assigned to do the work. The goal is to have all the work competed by a small team of volunteers in a single visit.

* Wash windows
* Flip a mattress
* Change furnace filters
* Change light bulbs
* Remove trip hazards
* Light vacuuming
* Move furniture
* Rake leaves
* Trim overgrown hedges
* Replace smoke detector batteries

Click here for their program brochure. Click here for the application you can fill out and send to them.

Little House Volunteers Delivering the News to YOU

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Photo: Currently at Little House..Hard at work! Thank you to our volunteers for waking up early this morning and helping with the February Newsletter mailing. Be on the look out for your copy in the mail this week!

Hard at work!

Thank you to our volunteers for waking up early this morning and helping with the February Newsletter mailing. Be on the look out for your copy in the mail this week!

Your Little House Newsletter alerts you to what’s available at Little House, Rosener House and even Meals on Wheels menus. Every month this lovely little circular arrives at your door if you are a member.

And if not, you can always either pick up the newsletter at Little House or view and download it directly from our website at: http://www.penvol.org/littlehouse/