Volunteers | Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry

God has gifted each of us uniquely.  By discovering these gifts and letting them bubble to the surface and spill over, we can give them away to others.  This is a way of sharing God's love and care with everyone we meet.  This is how we can make a difference in the world and in our neighborhoods. 

New volunteers are always welcome at Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry.  Stop in some Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday morning to see what we do and consider joining our family.  Please ask for Anita or Tom, if you come.   

Supplemental accident insurance for volunteers

At a luncheon at Our Lady's Pantry sponsored by Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc., Glarisol Traspalacios kindly provided an overview of the countless services administered under the umbrella of this organization. Glarisol is the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) Coordinator for Hillsborough County.

Many of you already know that RSVP provides the framework through which adults, age 55 and over, contribute their time, talent, and expertise to volunteer in their own communities.

Volunteers posing after meeting

Glarisol Traspalacios (left) with volunteers after Seniors in Service meeting.

You likely do not know, however, that there is a supplemental volunteers' insurance provided for all of us “registered” volunteers, if we were injured while working. This insurance also covers us if we were driving while performing our Pantry duties. Further, it covers us when we are driving to the Pantry from our home — or from the Pantry to our home. This coverage kicks in only after Medicare and any of the other insurance that we may have in place.

Importantly, before you can be eligible for this insurance, you must register with RSVP, signing the appropriate forms. If you attended our luncheon on June 8, you likely signed up when Glarisol passed out her registration papers.

If you did not sign up at that time, please see Anita or Cindy to get the appropriate form. Also ask for the Volunteers Insurance Service brochure and for the RSVP Volunteer Handbook for more information.

To learn more about the many amazing programs under the umbrella of Seniors in Service, please go to: http://seniorsinservice.org

To learn more about the Volunteers Insurance available through Seniors in Service, please go to The CIMA Companies, Inc. at: www.cimaworld.com