Volunteer's work: Vy Lynch calls on skills she sharpened...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

June 20, 1993

Volunteer's work: Vy Lynch calls on skills she sharpened as a legal secretary when she volunteers in the office of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Ms. Lynch, a longtime Glen Burnie resident, works in the office about once a week for several hours performing tasks such as record-keeping, filing and letter-writing.

In addition to her office duties, she is the treasurer of the RSVP advisory council.

The volunteer program provides opportunities for seniors to use skills and experience -- developed throughout their careers -- in volunteer work.

More than 500 county residents participate in the program, volunteering in such areas as the public libraries, the schools, state police barracks, senior centers, and the PATH (People Aiding Travelers and the Homeless) program at Baltimore-Washington Airport and other sites.

Ms. Lynch finds her volunteer work very satisfying and fulfilling .. and says, "I think as people get older it's important to be active, involved in things."

Organization's comment: Yvonne Hicks, program director for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program says, "The staff often wonders how they managed before, without the help of this excellent volunteer."

To recommend someone to be in the "Volunteer Spotlight" call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911 or 1-800-829-8000, Ext. 8911, any time or fax nominations to 315-8916 or mail them to: The Sun For Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena 21122.

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