Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Elder Care Services' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is part of one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.
Service opportunities are as diverse as the communities in which volunteers serve and may include:
- Tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged or disabled youth
- Helping in community garden
- Assisting cancer patients and their families
- Providing local rides to frail seniors
RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
The program is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens, 55 years of age and over in the Big Bend Region. Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where they will serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty. RSVP volunteers do not receive monetary incentives, but sponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during service.