Robert Ortendahl, a Chautauqua County RSVP volunteer, has achieved the Presidential Volunteer Lifetime Service Award for his community service within the county.
Ortendahl, a Chautauqua County RSVP volunteer since May 1996, just shy of reaching 17 years of service, received the award. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals serving 4,000 hours or more at an accredited voluntary agency during their lifetime.
During Ortendahl's tenure with RSVP, he has served with the Chautauqua County Probation Department as well as Meals on Wheels - Jamestown. At Meals on Wheels, he not only delivers meals to homebound residents but also serves on their board of directors. At the Probation Department, he meets with assigned probation clients as directed. Each award arrives with a personalized letter from the president, a lapel pin and certificate of achievement.
Pictured, from left: Linda Shields, Chautauqua County Probation Department director, honors RSVP volunteer Robert Ortendahl, joined by Martha Young, Probation Department supervisor.
For more information about volunteering, call Brenda at RSVP at 665-3038. Chautauqua County RSVP is a Senior Corps projects governed by the Corporation for National & Community Service, sponsored locally by Lutheran, a member agency of United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, and is paid for by Chautauqua County and New York state Offices for the Aging.