The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people age 55 and over. RSVP volunteers use skills and talents learned over the years. They also develop new skills while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their community.
RSVP is a part of Senior Corps, along with Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions. Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement.
Who can join RSVP?
- Seniors 55 and older
- Seniors who have a genuine desire to make a difference in their community
- Seniors who have few (or many) hours to give
- FREE Membership
- FREE volunteer placement
- Flexible hours - volunteer on your own time
- Opportunity to learn or share a talent
- Meet new people
- Training from the organization where you serve
- Supplemental liability insurance
- Social, Educational & Recognition events throughout the year
- Food Fighter Project - assist local food banks and the distribution of food vouchers for Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
- Vision Screenings - conduct screenings for preschool children
- Caring Companions Project - provide social connectedness to seniors, the homebound & disabled through companionship, nutrition service and education
- Bulk Mail Team Project - assist local non-profits with bulk mail fundraising campaigns
- Other Volunteer Opportunities - clerical services, assist with activities at long-term health facilities, or other areas identified as a vital need