Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers serve in a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based groups. Among the activities, they mentor at-risk youth, organize neighborhood watch programs, test drinking water for contaminants, teach English to immigrants and share their business skills with community groups that provide critical social services. RSVP volunteers are not paid but sponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during service. RSVP provides appropriate volunteer insurance coverage and volunteers receive pre-service orientation and in-service training from the agency or organization where they are placed.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is open to adults age 55 and over. These projects recruit seniors to serve from a few hours a month to almost full time, although the average commitment is four hours.
Corporation for National and Community Service.
Your local Area Agency on Aging
The Corporation for National and Community Services: 1-800-424-8867