Established in 1971 and now one of the largest volunteer senior volunteer organizationsin the nation, RSVP engages nearly 450,000 people age 55 and older in a diverse rangeof volunteer activities. Volunteers organize neighborhood watch programs, tutor children,renovate homes, teach English to immigrants, assist victims of natural disasters, andserve their communities in many other ways. RSVP volunteers choose how, where, andhow often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hoursper week.
ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITSRSVP is open to all people age 55 and over. Volunteers do not receive a stipend, butsponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during service,including meals and transportation.
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICERSVP is part of Senior Corps, a network of national and community service programsthat each year supports the engagement of nearly 500,000 Americans age 55 and olderin service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homelandsecurity, and other areas. Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for Nationaland Community Service, which also administers AmeriCorps and Learn and ServeAmerica. The mission of the Corporation is to improve lives, strengthen communities,and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Mission: You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.
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