RSVP volunteers work in a variety of areas, including childcare, crime prevention, literacy, nutrition, and health care. They provide food and clothes to the needy, teach children to read, deliver hot meals to seniors, or bring smiles to hospital or rest home patients. The volunteer determines how much time to give and to which assignments. The volunteers are able to give back to the community their time and talents. Columbus County is fortunate to have one of the 700 local programs nation wide, and one of the 17 in NC.