Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Central Oklahoma



These are the stories of our compassionate volunteers and the lives they touch.

Wilma is thankful for you.

Without RSVP Provide-A-Ride, I wouldn’t be able to see my doctors as often, and with my health, that would be so risky. For low-income older adults who can no longer drive, finding rides to medical [...]

Bob Is Thankful for Your Generosity

IN 2010 Bob had back surgery and several other medical challenges that required him to receive ongoing care from his doctors. To keep his medical appointments, he took cab rides that cost him $30 one [...]

Imogene Is Thankful for Her Blessings

I am not lucky to have Provide-A-Ride. I consider it a blessing from the Lord. Over these past two years,Imogene Bennet has come to rely on RSVP Provide-A-Ride as her transportation for medical appointments. Her [...]

A Passion to Serve Others

Terry Biggs has volunteered with Mobile Meals of Oklahoma County since 1973. At 83 years of age, there is no slowing her down when it comes to helping others. Mobile Meals of Oklahoma County partners [...]

Driven To Help Others

RSVP Provide-A-Ride helps low-income older adults keep their medical appointments by providing them with free transportation services. Chronic illnesses can quickly deteriorate the health of older adults if left untreated and without ongoing care. Our [...]

Impacting Young Lives

Through creative and fun projects, Mike Frizzell is helping challenged students enjoy school a little more. When Mike retired ten years ago, he knew he wanted to volunteer to help students who do not enjoy [...]

Treva Is Thankful for Her Health and for You

Your generosity provides Treva with the transportation services she needs to keep her medical appointments. As older adults continue to age, their need to see their doctors and specialists increases in frequency. Their diminished ability [...]

Honoring our Heroes

Don Weaver is a proud veteran of World War II. Recently, a RSVP of Central Oklahoma volunteer delivered a bag with hygiene items to him as part of Project Red, White & Blue to honor [...]

The Gift of Caring

Linda Suchak has been an RSVP of Central Oklahoma Volunteer since 2004. What keeps her motivated? The good feeling of helping others and knowing she has the support of RSVP of Central Oklahoma. “When I [...]

Supporting the elderly

Ralph Jones has been an active RSVP Provide-A-Ride driver since 1998. What started as a simple way to give back has become a deep passion to serve. Ralph knows how strong the need is because [...]

Jim: Spreading Good News

Jim Buratti is an active RSVP of Central Oklahoma volunteer. He loves where he is serving, and he can’t think of a better way to spend his time—but volunteering did not start out this way [...]

For Eunice, It’s All About Helping Others

For these past six years, Eunice has been an active RSVP of Central Oklahoma volunteer. She’s volunteered at nonprofit partner agencies such as Upward Transitions, Travelers Aid, the Regional Food Bank, United Way, Tribute For [...]

All You Need Is a Heart to Serve

For the past six years, Jay has served as a RSVP Provide-A-Ride driver helping elderly seniors with rides to medical appointments an average of four times per week. He serves faithfully because he enjoys knowing [...]

Grateful for Your Generosity

Zona lives alone and needs ongoing help with transportation to keep her medical appointments. Before she learned about RSVP Provide-A-Ride four years ago, she had a difficult time finding rides each month to see her [...]

Q & A with Evelyn Skarky

Evelyn, you’ve been volunteering for 25 years.  What keeps you coming back to serve?  Evelyn:  I grew up in a family that always took the time to do something for someone else in need.  Growing [...]

Pat Has a Reason to Smile

Living in her own home means everything to Pat. For our seniors, being able to continue to live in their own home is a strong desire. Home is more than a familiar place. It’s a [...]

Feeding the Heart and Soul

RSVP of Central Oklahoma volunteers help our community food pantries provide services for families who are threatened by hunger. Hunger exists in every corner of our community.  Hunger hurts.  It robs people of their dignity, [...]

Helping Others Makes Life Better

For Billie, volunteering has become a way of life. Being 86 years old is simply a technicality for Billie.  There is no slowing her down. Billie actively volunteers in our community and has a deep [...]

Serving Our Veterans

Doug is an active RSVP of Central Oklahoma volunteer who loves to know he is making a difference in the lives of others. Doug is involved in various volunteer activities including serving at a local [...]

I Love Helping People

How beautiful is the heart of a volunteer. It does not ask for anything, but gives freely. It does not seek attention, but simply gives for the benefit of someone else. It does not track [...]

Full Speed Ahead

At 76 Marlys is serving full speed ahead. After providing 429 rides, she's not slowing down. Marlys has been actively volunteering through RSVP Provide-A-Ride for two years now. Most of the seniors she drives are [...]

We Won’t Leave Them

They need us for more than just a ride. Norma Watts is as reliable as they come. She has been volunteering as a driver for RSVP’s Provide-A-Ride program for over six years. Provide-A-Ride ensures that [...]

Ramps, Decks, and Doors

With a hammer and nails John cares for the poor. John Giger is passionate about helping others and making our community a better place. John is retired and for over 12 years he has been [...]

Not Just Sitting at Home

Kim and Paul are giving back and getting back so much more. Learning new things, having fun meeting people, helping others, giving back. This is how Kim describes what she and her husband Paul are [...]

Today I Am Thankful for You

As I look back on my life, I am thankful for my memories: My loving parents who worked hard to provide for me and my brothers. Marrying young at twenty years old to my husband of [...]