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Volunteer Service Hours Reports We thank you for reporting your April service hours by May 11th. You may report hours in several ways. You may email or call us. RSVP is the only agency that documents the value of senior volunteerism in communities! Here are the email addresses and phone numbers to use to report hours: Creek County 918-227-3844 Tulsa County 918-280-8656 Wagoner County 918-485-8992 Washington County Reminder to report all of your volunteer service hours at non-profit and public agencies, as well as care hours you provide to other seniors living at home for transportation, food and meals, and home care. 1

If you would like us to call you each month to ask for your monthly hours report, please tell us and we will add you to our list of other volunteers who prefer to be called! If you have a change in contact info or if you have changed volunteer positions or wish to do so, please let us know at

SAVE THE DATE! Sponsorships & tickets on sale now for RSVP’s annual gala! RSVP’s annual Somewhere in Time Gala: In the Wild Wild West, with honorary chair and Tulsa Community Leader, Sharon King Davis, will be held on Saturday, July 21st at River Spirit Casino Resort. We have also booked the “Rusty Meyers Bank” so be ready to kick up your boots and dance!! Tickets on sale now! For information on ticketing and sponsorships, please follow the link below: Dust off your boots and get ready for a fun time! STILL IN NEED OF THESE! ** The silent auction committee is on a search for old shot glasses and beer glasses or mugs. Vintage would be great! Contact either Annette. We can come pick them up too! We are also taking silent auction donations. Suggestions: gift cards to restaurants, hotels, car wash, any retail establishment, wine baskets, gift baskets, art work, signed memorabilia from sports figures, music, etc. **


TULSA COUNTY SPECIAL EVENTS: Mayfest! - Tulsa’s premier international art festival with exhibits showcasing over 100 artists. We only have one slot left to sell coupons at our Mayfest Booth! It’s easy and it’s fun! Thanks to all who have already committed to a shift. It’s appreciated!! Saturday, May 19th: 10:45am to 2:30pm – can use 1 or two more! Contact

NEW! – HEART OF ROUTE 66 AUTO MUSEUM IN SAPULPA - Currently seeking a volunteer or two to work two Saturdays in July, the 22nd and 29th. You would be working in the gift shop, running the cash register (training provided), greeting guests and gift shop sales. Couples would be great too. Shift runs between 10am to 4pm and with enough help the shift can easily be split. Contact for further info.


PERMANENT TULSA COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Typically 4 hours/week and sometimes every other week, depending upon needs of the agency or the volunteer, by agreement.

NEW! THE OKLAHOMA HEART GALLERY - The director is currently needing volunteer help 1 or 2 days a week to help make phone calls to help find locations to display their galleries, i.e. churches, etc. You may be asked to help out in other ways too in the small office such as sorting, alphabetizing, etc. This office is in the 61st and Lewis area. For further info, contact

NEW! OSU MEDICAL CENTER – WAYFINDER AND INFO BOOTH ATTENDANTS - Looking for Wayfinder volunteers to offer warm greetings to patients and visitors. You will be stationed at the information desk to answer general questions, give directions, escort patients to their appointments and provide wheelchair assistance if needed. The newly remodeled lobby will be opening soon and includes a new volunteer information desk just for our friendly volunteers!! Once a week, 4 hour shift between 8am and 5pm M-F. contact for further information. (background checks & other requirements required) NEW!

OKLAHOMA BLOOD INSTITUTE (OBI) - (SOUTH 81ST AND YALE AREA) Looking for various positions

including, packing t-shirts in their conference room, front desk, answering phones, calling companies to set up blood drives, bundling tubes, snack packers to pack snacks in backpacks. They can also use help with their mobile drives and helping out their warehouse workers by putting away medical supplies, etc. No heavy lifting. Great environment. Background checks and copy of DL required. Contact for further information.


Patient dismissals –flex shifts Infusion volunteers – visit and serve warm blankets and snacks to patients having infusion and chemotherapy treatment. Weekdays 10am-3pm. Cardiopulmonary Rehab – serve patients recovering from heart health issues. Greeting patients, help them find exercise cards, help set up the treadmills and exercise equipment and sanitizing after use. Flexible shifts Gift Shops – greet everyone entering the shop, answer the phone, assist with merchandise selections and cashier. All profits donated back to the health system. Gift shops at all locations are open from 8am-4:30pm M-F, occasionally evenings and weekends. Contact Annette for shift info for various locations. Guest Services/Information Desks – helping patients and guests with a variety of questions and directions. Escorting patients and guests as needed. Answer calls. Willing to train. M-F (shifts between 8am and 4pm) Flower Delivery – Spread cheer! Volunteers accept deliveries from all florists and gift shops along with cards and letters going to patients. You will use light computer skills to find locations of patients and associates and delivering them. Weekdays noon to 4pm. Pharmacy – assist staff by sending prescriptions through the tubing system. Very flexible schedule but must be able to stand.


Contact for further information. (background checks, some immunizations and TB checks required)

NEW! CANCER TREATMENT CENTER - seeking a volunteer for their salon every Thursday from 10am to 2pm or 3pm. This is a very active position, you must be outgoing and friendly. Some light computer work for basic booking of appointments, answering phones, tidying up, etc. This position will open the end of May! Contact



– seeking volunteers to help drive teens to

appointments. 6,000 teens suffer with decreased physical and mental health and sometimes don’t get the help they need because they can’t get there due to inadequate transportation. Volunteers must be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license, no criminal record, possess a smart phone, carry insurance and have a safe vehicle. Contact for further information.

YWCA TULSA (IMMIGRATION & REFUGE SERVICES) – seeking volunteers to help with family literacy classes at their east location, 8145 E 17th St (east of Memorial on 17th). They have classes throughout the week for adult immigrants and refugees to learn English. They also have age appropriate instruction for children while parents are in class. They are especially needing help for both children’s and adult classes. They have classes morning, afternoon and evening Monday through Friday. Mon., Tues., Thurs. – 9:00-11:00am, 12:00-2:00pm, 6:00-8:00pm Wed., Fri., - 9:00-noon, 6:00-9:00pm Must pass drug screen and background check. A wonderful opportunity to work with people from different countries and cultures. For further information please contact NEW!

CENTENARIANS OF OKLAHOMA needs volunteers for two positions:

Interviewer and Presenter: You will be doing research online looking for centenarians in Oklahoma as well as making some of the presentations to these great Centenarians! You must be familiar with search engines online in order to do the searches needed to find centenarians. You will do this from your home but may need to come into the office for the occasion meeting from time to time. Website Maintenance: Need someone with some website experience. If you have ever been a webmaster or know how to update a website periodically, we can use you! We also need help creating flyers, birthday cards, etc. This position will only require probably an hour a month or so and is very low key. For further information contact

THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER FOR RECONCILIATION currently housed in the Greenwood Cultural Center ( is currently looking for a friendly face – a volunteer assistant to man the INFO desk. You will help deliver educational information to both visitors and guests who come from across the United States and other countries. You will answer phones (not too busy) , provide some administrative support to staff, help out with their special events, make copies and light data entry possible. Looking for someone to work Tuesday through Thursday from 9am to noon. (Flexible with those hours). Come and be a part of an amazing team that is transforming society’s 5

divisions into social harmony. Located inside the Greenwood Cultural Center. Contact for further information.

SAND SPRINGS CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM is located in the historic Page Memorial Library Building. The building is an excellent example of art deco architecture and was built to honor Charles Page in 1929. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America in 1999. The Museum needs volunteers for the following positions in four-hour shifts from Tuesday-Saturday: Greeter/Receptionist, Curatorial Assistant, Special Events, Genealogy Assistant, Docent/Tour Guide, Archival Assistant, Gallery Assistant. Free training and education is provided to new volunteers. Contact

CROSSROADS CLUBHOUSE - 2 opportunities! Looking for a volunteer receptionist every Wednesday from 9am to noon. You will be working side by side with another Crossroads employee answering phones, recording messages and greeting visitors. Also needing a volunteer on Fridays to help with food pick up at Akins Food. You will be riding with another Akins employee in their van to pick up boxed food for this facility. There will be some lifting but nothing heavy. This is from 1:30pm for a few hours. You may come early at noon for a free lunch before you head out. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with another one of Tulsa’s finest nonprofits catering to adults diagnosed with a mental illness. They provide choices and opportunities for meaningful employment, housing, education, wellness and social activity. Please contact for further information.

PATHWAYS ADULT LEARNING CENTER needs classroom volunteers to work with adults with developmental disabilities. Times are flexible, but would prefer a morning shift of 10-12 or 1pm depending on your schedule. Some of the activities include: -Sit with students during classroom activities and assure that all students are actively engaged and listening -Assist in maintaining proper lunch room procedures -Assist in meal preparation and microwave usage -Sit with students during lunch and promote appropriate conversations -Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own touch to the classroom. If a volunteer would like to lead a classroom activity, such as an art, science, or music, they are more than welcome to do so. Arrangements can be made to accommodate these activities. These classes take place at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 4102 E 61st A background check is required. For further information please contact

TULSA SPCA wants receptionists at their Mohawk Blvd location. There are varying shifts needed & they are flexible! You will be in charge of phone calls, directing calls to appropriate staff, directing traffic flow, making pet tags, etc. Shifts available are: Monday 3:30pm-5pm, Tuesday 3:30pm-7pm, Thursday 3:30pm – 7pm Sat., 2pm to 5pm, Sun. 1pm – 4pm. Background check required. Free SPCA shirts, free parking. Contact for further information.

BIXBY OUTREACH CENTER is looking for volunteers in these positions: client intake interviewer, clothing stocker and re-sale, pantry stocker and food sacker, receptionist. Tu, W, Th from 9am to noon, or 1-4pm. Full training provided! Annette B at


TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM & PLANETARIUM - GREETER NEEDED! TASM is currently looking for greeters to sit at the front desk and welcome guests and hand out 6

brochures to people as they come in. A friendly, helpful personality is required. Shifts are as follows: Morning: 9:45am to 1pm and Afternoon: 1:00pm to 4pm. If you would like to work in a fun atmosphere and meet lots of interesting guests from all around the country, this is the spot for you. Contact for further information. Other volunteers are still needed for varying shifts on the floor and for special events. Training and a TASM shirt will be provided. The museum is planning an extension involving a new hangar that will double the current space and will include a restaurant and classrooms. Experience in the aviation field is helpful. To volunteer, please contact:

RSVP AIRPORT AMBASSADORS is a collaborative program between RSVP and Tulsa Airport. Ambassadors work four-hour shifts one day per week to provide hospitality and info services to airline passengers at three information desks or work three-hour shifts roaming the terminal. Ambassadors offer goodwill and a vital community service by promoting a positive community image while also providing assistance to military personnel, passengers and the general public. Volunteers are in short supply for the Fri-Sat-Sun shifts. Can you help? Contact: for current shift openings.

CREEK COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS: Contact Penny Woolery at 918-227-3844 or, if you are interested in volunteering in Creek County. St. John’s Sapulpa is looking for volunteers to work in the gift shop and also as greeters at the front desk. For more information call Karen Dodson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 918-2244280 ext. 2316. CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, are volunteers who become the voice for children in DHS and the foster care system. Volunteers receive training in how to be advocates for the child in the court system. CASA needs many volunteers for this important mission of help for our children. Please contact Elaine Tittle at 918224-6492 or visit the CASA website at Sapulpa Community Theatre needs volunteers to help with various theater projects. These include organizing costumes, sewing costumes, helping construct props, volunteering to take tickets and hand out programs, and handyman projects around the building.

WAGONER COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Contact Diana Cooper at 918-485-8992 or if you are interested in volunteering in Wagoner County. Crochet class, every Monday, 11:00-12:00 at the First United Methodist Church. Crocheter's are working on stocking caps for kindergarten students. You can use your own pattern. Beginners and loomers are welcome!


TAI CHI CLASSES IN WAGONER Want to improve your balance and core strength? Want to make some great new friends and start out every Monday laughing and having fun? For more information, call Diana at 918-485-8992. No pre-registration necessary. FORT GIBSON LAKE ASSOCIATION needs volunteers to help greet and inform visitors at the Visitor Center. Each shift is four hours, two people to a shift. “LUNCH BUDDY” is a new volunteer project at Wagoner Schools. Volunteers go to school to eat lunch and chat with pre-identified kindergarten students. Often, the children just need someone to listen. Your lunch will be provided and we can work with your schedule to find dates and times that work for your schedule.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRAFTERS: TULSA AREA RSVP TULSA ‘KNITTIN’ KITTENS’ invite volunteers, new to knitting and/or crocheting, or a seasoned pro, to meet year-round to yarn-craft comfort and practical items for RSVP partner agency clients. This includes crafting hats and scarves for elementary school children each year who might not otherwise have them for the cold winter months among other items for Tulsa area nonprofits in need. The Knittin’ Kittens meet every Friday from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm at the RSVP Tulsa office at 5756 E 31st. Come have some fun! CREEK COUNTY AREA RSVP CREEK COUNTY ’HAPPY HANDS’ volunteers meet on Tuesdays, from 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm at the Creek County Resource Center, 19 N Main St., Sapulpa, where the RSVP office is located. All are invited!

SAND SPRINGS AREA RSVP SAND SPRINGS/CASE COMMUNITY CENTER “COMFORT CRAFTERS” Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to craft and create functional items for Sand Springs residents in need. We are seeking contributions of yarn, and fabric in a minimum of ½ yard lengths. This is a good time to clean out your craft drawers and closets of yarn and fabric you planned to use ten years ago and just haven’t gotten around to! Sand Springs Comfort Crafters volunteers will put your donation to good use. Join us (55 +) every Friday from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Case Community Center. Just show up and we’ll be happy to greet you. Contact

WAGONER COUNTY AREA RSVP WAGONER COUNTY ‘NIFTY NEEDLERS’ are crafting “Caps for Kids”. Volunteer crafters make stocking caps the kindergarten students at Wagoner Ellington Elementary School. Caps can be crocheted, knit or loomed and you can use your patterns. Call Diana Cooper at (918) 485-8992 or and she will provide you with a tried and true pattern. Yarn donations are always needed and appreciated!! RSVP is also currently accepting donations of used jeans and fabric cut into half yard lengths. The jeans will be used to make tote bags for various agencies and the fabric for other projects, as needed. You may drop them at the Tulsa area office. Thank you. 8

EXERCISE FOR HEALTH, COMPANIONSHIP AND FUN! Tulsa Walking Club – For information regarding this club contact: Teresa Arnold at or 918-355-3820.


Each year, one in three adults aged 65 years and older fall, and 20-30% suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as cuts, hip fractures, and head traumas. Research has shown that practicing Tai Chi, a balancepromoting exercise, is an effective way for older adults to reduce risk of falling and to maintain independence. The “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” program consists of eight Tai Chi forms practiced over a minimum of 12 weeks by community-dwelling adults aged 55+ who wish to reduce their fall risk by improving their balance, strength, mobility, and confidence in performing everyday activities. The eight-form routine adheres to the fundamental principles of traditional Tai Chi which involves weight-shifting, body alignment, and coordinated movements performed in a slow and gentle, continuous, circular and flowing manner. Research provides increasing evidence that Tai Chi also supports health benefits that include: reduction of blood pressure, improvement of muscular strength, balance and postural control, improvement of sleep quality, depression reduction, fall risk reduction by as much as 55%, enhancement of mental well-being, and improvement of overall quality of life. Program is sponsored by RSVP of Tulsa, Inc. Oklahoma State Department of Health and Creek County Health Department. Instructor certification training is provided by Creek County Health Department Master Trainer.






Case Community Center and Sand Springs Volunteers & Friends! RSVP TULSA introduces “Laughter Yoga” to be presented by a Certified Laughter Yoga Coach volunteer who is volunteering her time to teach her Sand Springs 55+ neighbors how to hardy-har-har and ho-ho-ho their way toward better health. “Laughter Yoga” is an easy and quick way to reduce stress as it brings health and happiness through the practice of voluntary laughter. Started in 1995 by a medical doctor, “Laughter Yoga” has swept the world and been taught in more than 100 countries. Anyone can learn to laugh without jokes, humor or comedy, and when people laugh as a form of exercise in a group, it quickly becomes real and contagious! “Laughter Yoga” can be practiced everywhere: in social laughter clubs, companies, senior centers, education centers, nonprofits and service agencies, hospitals, and yoga studios. Come laugh yourself healthy and happy with us in May! Register at or 918-280-8656 || Facebook: RSVPTulsa




VOLUNTEER “FRIENDS” GROUP volunteers are invited to join the Friends group for travel, lunch dates, house parties and group volunteering! Contact: or Jo Ann Rensing for more info. Men are welcome, also, to join this group or to begin another “Friends” group.

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LIFE SENIOR SERVICES proudly presents “Life’s Musical Mondays” to be held at the PAC, Cascia Hall, 26th South Utica Ave. 5 concerts as follows with doors opening at 6PM and shows beginning at 7PM. (see schedule below) May 21st Denise Hoey (Jazz &Standards) June 25th The Retro Rockets (50’s & 60’s Pop/Rock) July 23rd Kara Staiger, Broadway August 20th Mike Cameron Collective (Jazz and Swing) Single Concert $10 Season Subscription $40, buy one subscription, get one concert free! For tickets call (918) 664-9000 or order online at www.lifeseniorservices.


Free Summer Concerts in the Tulsa Metro Starlight Concerts Free concerts held Tuesday nights outside at the River Parks Festival Amphitheater, 2100 S. Jackson. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. For more info:      

June 14 Concert Band “Midsummer Night’s Medley” June 21 Concert Band “Americana Night” June 28 Big Band “Going to Kansas City” July 12 Concert Band “Movie Night” July 19 Concert Band “Night at the Museum” July 26 Big Band “Woody, Stan & The Royals”

Broken Arrow Tuesdays in Central Park Outdoor concerts All concerts are held starting at 7 p.m. at Central Park, 1500 South Main, in downtown Broken Arrow. The concerts are free and open to the public.    

June 7 Salt Creek –Gospel June 14 Midlife Crisis-Rock June 21 CJ Greco-Country June 28 Spectrum and Starr fisher-Jazz

Summer’s 5th Night at Utica Square Every Thursday through August, 7-9 pm. Utica Square’s summer concert series serves up everything from jazz to rock to country. There’s something different every Thursday and best of all, it’s free! Pack a picnic or dine at one of our great restaurants as you unwind to your favorite local bands. Put on your dancing shoes, catch up with family and friends and win great prizes like Utica Square gift certificates and merchandise from Utica Square merchants.  

May 19 Light Opera Oklahoma (Musical Theater) May 26 Bradio (Beatles Night) 12

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June 2 Mid-Life Crisis (Classic Rock) June 9 Admiral Twin (Rock) June 16 Mary Cogan (Rhythm & Blues) June 23 Spectrum Band (Jazz) June 30 Jenny Labow (Rock) July 7 The Red Dirt Rangers (Country) July 14 Usual Suspects (Rock) July 21 Pandemic (variety Rock) July 28 4Going Gravity (Classic Rock) Aug. 4 Wallstreet Band (Rhythm & Blues) Aug. 11 Sean Adair & Okie Island (Rock & Roll) Aug. 18 Beacon Drive (Rock & Roll) Aug. 25 Grady Nichols (Pop Rock/Jazz)

First Friday Concert Series – LaFortune Park Free. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and sit back and relax while local bands present family friendly music from all genres. Located in the Gardens of LaFortune Park (off 51st Street, just west of Hudson), 7-9 pm.    

June 3 Three Hour Tour (60’s & 70’s Classic Rock) July 1 Beacon Drive (Rock & Roll) Aug. 5 Travis Kidd (Country) Sept. 2 The Wanda Watson Band (Blues/Rock)

Chandler Park Sunset Concert Series Free. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and sit back and relax while local bands present family friendly music from all genres. Located at Chandler Park 6500 W. 21st Street., 7-9 pm.   

May 27 Mid Life Crisis Band (Classic Rock) June 24 The David Dover Band July 29 The Wanda Watson Band (Blues/Rock)

RiverWalk Summer Concert Series Free, at the RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks. 8-11 pm. For info,      

May 14 Admiral Twin May 15 Scott Ellison May 21 Stars Go Dim May 22 Paul Benjamin Band May 28 Red Dirt Rangers May 29 Rebecca Ungerman


Gilcrease Third Tuesday Jazz Visit Gilcrease Museum and hear local legends perform America’s Music. Live Jazz in the Vista Room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with museum galleries remaining open until 8:00 p.m. Free with admission. A buffet dinner is available from The Restaurant at Gilcrease for an additional $5 per person.  

May 17 The Frank Brown Trio with Olivia Duhon June 21 Sonny Gray

FLAG DAY 112 North Main Street Broken Arrow, OK For more information, call the Center at 918-794-2712 Flag Day Ceremony Saturday, June 16 Join the Military History Center in honoring our Flag The Military History Center in downtown Broken Arrow will have a special Flag Day Ceremony on June 16 to honor our American Flag and all it represents. Our special guest speaker will be Brigadier General Hopper Smith. Guest soloist Maggie Bond will sing the National Anthem. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 PM on the front lawn of the Military History Center, 112 North Main Street in Broken Arrow. The museum will be open for tours from 10 AM until 4 PM on June 16.

RSVP OF TULSA, INC. AND COUNTY OFFICES You are invited! RSVP membership is free for all people aged fifty-five years and better. Register online at, or call the county office to say you want to volunteer and to schedule a personal appointment to explore local volunteer opportunities. RSVP CREEK COUNTY – Sapulpa 918-227-3844 Penny Woolery, Creek County Project Director 14

RSVP TULSA COUNTY – Tulsa 918-280-8656 Karen Dills, Executive Director, RSVP of Tulsa Inc. Sherry Clark, Programs Director Annette Bowles, Volunteer Resources Director Annette Poston, Community Relations & Special Events Coordinator RSVP WAGONER COUNTY – Wagoner 918-485-8992 Diana Cooper, Wagoner County Project Director

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