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 years of age and older. Volunteers use the skills and talents learned over time, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within the community.
Service opportunities are as diverse as the communities in which volunteers serve and may include:
- Sorting items at local food banks
- Offering telephone reassurance to isolated seniors
- Helping in community gardens
- Assisting the administration departments of local non-profits
- Delivering Meals on Wheels
RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
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 may be reimbursed for some costs incurred during service.