Jeff Turnbull has been the Director of RSVP since the fall of 2007. RSVP is a volunteer program for people 55 years of age and older who volunteer at not for profit organizations throughout Peoria and Tazewell counties. It has over 1100 volunteers placed at over 100 different agencies.
Jeff grew up in central Illinois and attended Illinois State University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He also attended graduate school at ISU in the Psychology Department until his first job as a Supervisor for a youth run-away shelter in Bloomington with Salvation Army. He left the Army to work at Catholic Social Service, now Catholic Charities, where he worked with run-away and delinquent youth and their families. Jeff worked at CSS for almost 20 years leaving there as the Associate Director to take a job working with people with developmental disabilities.
Jeff worked for the next three years as the President of the Institute for Public Policy for People with Disabilities working with the Illinois General Assembly on issues related to quality services for people with disabilities. He left the Institute and became the Senior Vice President at TCRC, an agency in Tazewell County serving people with disabilities.
In the fall of 2007, Jeff took the position of Director of RSVP, a program sponsored by Peoria Friendship House. He lives in Tremont, Illinois with his wife of 25 years Trudi, who is a licensed social worker providing therapy to children and families involved with DCFS.
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