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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/

 

 

Pick Your Restaurants for Dine Out

Friday, August 29th, 2014


Click the plate icon below to view a full list of participating restaurants.

 

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.

“Spine Poetry” …. have you ever tried it?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

“Spine poetry” … have you ever tried it?

Check out Tracy Guzeman’s February blog post:http://tracyguzeman.com/spine-poetry-february-2014/

Then check out our 23rd Annual Authors Salon and buy your tickets!

SPINE POETRY – FEBRUARY, 2014
tracyguzeman.com

Ah, the month of love. Love – Always little earthquakes in between days when the world was steady. (Ann Beattie, Tori Amos, Andrew Porter and Claire Messud)

Jesse James, Ron Hansen, Authors Salon

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Have you seen this movie? It was adapted from Ron Hansen’s critically acclaimed historical novel.Can’t wait to hear him speak at the Authors Salon Luncheon!

Do you have your tickets yet? If not, call right away: Cathy Duhring, 650-326-0665 ext. 238 or click here to order tickets online.

For more information about our award-winning, best-selling, and brand new star writers, click here.

Queen Elizabeth – The First One

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Did you know Elizabeth truly was the last Tudor?

Enjoy these “Ten Surprises about Elizabeth Tudor” – compliments of Authors Salon speaker, Margaret George.

If you love history, intrigue, and all the rest that goes with royalty, you’re going to love hearing Margaret George speak at our 23rd Annual Authors Salon on May 4th. For information on the Authors Salon, click here. For tickets call: Cathy Duhring, 650-326-0665 ext. 238, or go online.

http://www.margaretgeorge.com/books/elizabeth-i/behind-the-book/

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.

Our Annual Report is Online

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Each year Peninsula Volunteers has an independent audit performed on our accounts and business practices. We combine these results (always positive!) with our list of the fiscal year’s donors (that’s July 1 through June 30, not the calendar year), and some highlights of our goings on. These become our Annual Report to our community.

We always post these online, both the financial audits for public disclosure, and the Annual Report.

You can find them on this page: http://www.penvol.org/about/reports.cfm

We hope this gets you as excited as we are about all the great work we are able to do so cost-effectively for seniors throughout the mid-Peninsula.

And if you are so moved, you can join us as a volunteer or as a donor!

Thank you for your interest in helping seniors and for your support of Peninsula Volunteers.

California Seniors are Living in Poverty

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

If you wonder why we do so much for so many seniors, it’s because they truly NEED it!

Take a look at this information (from the San Francisco Chronicle article of 3/25/14):

“California, with its high cost of living and health care, leads the nation in the percentage of older adults living in poverty, according to a 2013 report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Twenty percent of California adults over age 65 live below the poverty threshold of about $16,000 annually, when taking into account the higher cost of housing and health care….

“The situation is particularly dire in California, due to the high cost of health care and housing. About 20 percent of California’s seniors – compared to 15 percent nationally – live below the poverty threshold when taking health care expenses into account, according to the Kaiser foundation study….

“San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties are among the most expensive places in the country for seniors, requiring almost $30,000 a year….”

Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheelsand Senior Nutrition programs ensure that 130,000 nutritious, hot and freshly cooked meals feed their hunger. Many of our programs (Little House Activity Center, Rosener House Adult Day Services)  also feed their needs for social and intellectual hunger – we all need people to thrive.

We owe at least that much to help those who built our communities continue to be able to live within them independently, healthily and happily.

Peninsula Volunteers needs your help every year to continue these services. We need to raise at least 50% of our budget from contributions. Click here to learn more and to donate.