Jack Porath was nominated for the RSVP/SVA Volunteer of the Month by Officer Mariam Sadri of the San Diego Police Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol. Jack has a wide variety of duties at the Northern Division’s RSVP station, including being an RSVP patrol person as well as the RSVP Administrator.
Being an Administrator includes being responsible for all the bureaucratic functions of the Northern Division RSVP group. “Additionally, he was a critical component in helping set up the RSVP training academy for August and November, 2017”.
His organizational skills and attention to detail make Jack perfect for the administrative role. He also has a lot of knowledge about the RSVP program and he loves to share it with the new volunteers. He is an integral part of recruiting for the program and recently led two 3 day training sessions to bring in more volunteers.
Since organization is so important in this position, (the RSVP program is set up like the organizational structure of the police department) it requires a leader who is both firm and fair. It also calls for a person who is current and up to date on all training; Jack is all of these things.
An RSVP Administrator is the first line supervisor to his troops out in the field thus, trust and reliability are always key. Jack continues to prove that he possesses both of these qualities.
He was also noted as being “hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic about his volunteer job and its mission”. Further, it was said that Jack always goes above and beyond what is expected of him.
In addition to RSVP, Jack volunteers in other capacities, including at his local VFW. Thank you, Jack, for all that you do and for making our community a safer place to live!!