May 22, 2012 (Doylestown, PA) The Bucks County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) awarded Vita Education Services The Loretta Osbourn Award at its 38th Anniversary Luncheon. Over 300 people were in attendance at the May 17th event.
Loretta Osbourn “represented the traditional volunteer qualities of commitment, energetic participation and desire to bring about community improvement.” This award, dedicated in her memory, is an annual recognition of an RSVP volunteer station that exemplifies a commitment to utilizing volunteers in an effective, supportive and respectful manner.
RSVP is under the direction of Bucks County Area Agency on Aging. Over the past year, 646 Bucks County RSVP volunteers provided over 116,000 hours of service to 138 nonprofit agencies, which accounted for $2.5 million dollars of volunteer service in 2011.
Vita’s Executive Director Linda Wolfson said, “We are proud to have been chosen as the volunteer station of the year. Our volunteers are a valuable asset with a deep level of commitment to our students.”
Founded in 1971, Vita has a long history of delivering free instruction to adults through well-trained volunteer tutors. Tutors can choose from three programs: Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, or Decisions for Living. Tutors can choose to work with adults in the community or in the Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Vita brings learning to life for over 1,000 bucks County residents annually by providing quality education programs: Basic Literacy, GED Preparation, Family Literacy, English as a Second Language, Decisions for Living and Decisions for Teens. These services are provided by professional staff and trained volunteers.
Vita is a United Way of Bucks County agency. It is the lead literacy agency inBucksCountyand the largest provider of educational services in the Bucks County Correctional Facilities. For more information, call 215-345-8322; visit www.vitaeducation.org