Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Program Provide Volunteer Opportunities for People 55 or Older

Last updated Jul. 01, 2015 - 8:25 am
RSVP volunteers at Raleigh Durham-International Airport

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) allows people who are 55 and older to contribute their time and talent to nearly 40 community agencies and organizations. Many volunteers say their RSVP placements help keep them active and feeling young.

More than 1,000 RSVP volunteers in Raleigh and Wake County contribute more than 90,000 hours annually. Volunteers serve in museums, health care centers, schools, libraries, nutrition centers, law enforcement offices and other settings.

RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Benefits of Joining RSVP

Benefits to volunteers include mileage reimbursement, supplemental accident and liability insurance while volunteering, an annual recognition banquet, a quarterly newsletter, birthday and holiday greetings, and -- perhaps most important -- a sense of belonging.

Volunteers set the time that best fits their own schedules. They decide how many hours to volunteer. New volunteers are encouraged to visit several potential sites before deciding on a placement.

Find A Place to Serve

Many agencies are eager for the service of RSVP volunteers. The Community Engagement Division can help you find a meaningful volunteer opportunity based on your interests, hobbies and background. Call the Community Engagement Division at 919-996-6295 to learn more.

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