Jay Stanton, RSVP Dauphin County’s Volunteer of the Month, is the president of Hummelstown Elder Express senior transportation service and has been an RSVP volunteer for more than 10 years, donating more than 2,400 hours to his community.
He has served with RSVP as a driver for Hummelstown Meals on Wheels and is active in the Hummelstown community as president of the Hummelstown Community Foundation and chair of the Borough Shade Tree Commission.
Stanton views his life in thirds: a former teacher at Milton Hershey School; a 25-year management career at Yellow Freight; and now an active community volunteer.
One of Stanton’s most rewarding volunteering incidents occurred while taking a woman to a doctor appointment. The doctor asked him to rush her to Hershey Medical Center, where she was able to receive lifesaving, timely treatment.
Stanton’s advice: “If you have time to give back, make time for others and return the favor for all you have received.”
Stanton is married to Janis, and they are the proud parents of a son, Ty, and a daughter, Carrie, and they are the grandparents of seven.
RSVP is the nation’s largest volunteer program for adults aged 55-plus, working with volunteers to help match their time and talents with volunteer positions in the community.