RSVP was stablished in 1971 and is now one of the largest senior volunteer organizations in the nation. RSVP engages more than 296,000 people age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities. Volunteers tutor children, renovate homes, teach English to immigrants, assist victims of natural disasters, provide independent living services, recruit and manage other volunteers, and serve their communities in many other ways. RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
RSVP is open to all people age 55 and over.
Volunteers do not receive monetary incentives.
Sponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during service, including meals and transportation.
Advantages of Enrollment:
Once registered, you will receive assistance in finding the appropriate volunteer placement or, if you are already serving in a non-profit or health-related agency, you may register for RSVP and receive benefits.
Supplemental life and accident insurance.
Limited travel reimbursement (optional).
Annual recognition event.
An annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is held.
The event offers food, fellowship, and fun for RSVP Volunteers and Station Volunteer Administrators.
Awards are presented based on accumulated hours of volunteer service beginning the day of registration with RSVP.
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Become a Station
Example of Memorandum of Understanding for RSVP stations
If you are interested in joining RSVP or for more information, please contact:
Terry Stone, RSVP Associate Director, (304) 340-3524
Danna Grant, RSVP Coordinator,
RSVP, The United Way of Central West Virginia
One United Way Square
Charleston, WV 25301-1098