Retired & Senior Volunteer Program RSVP
WHAT IS RSVP?
The Retired and Volunteer Program (RSVP) invites adults age 55 and over to use their life experience and skills to answer the call of their neighbors in need. Giving anywhere from four to 40 hours per week, RSVP volunteers help solve serious problems in their community.
Do You Have What It Takes?
- Are over 55 years of age
- Can volunteer at least a few hours every week
- Enjoy working with others to solve community problems.
Today’s older adults are busy, productive people. After retirement, many RSVP volunteers use their experience to tutor and mentor children, assist with the distribution of food to their town’s homeless or volunteer at a variety of one-time community events. They want to keep active in ways they make a difference for those in need.
As an RSVP volunteer, you’ll receive:
- Free volunteer placement
- The opportunity to use your skills
- The chance to learn something new every day;
- Supplemental accident and liability insurance;
- The satisfactions of knowing you are making a difference.
- Fun activities held in your honor throughout the year
Your Neighbor Benefit
Among their many accomplishments RSVP volunteers:
- Provide food for the homeless and hungry
- Build housing for low-income neighbors
- Help local law enforcement
- Deliver congregate and home delivered meals.
- Change lives by mentoring and tutoring young people.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program invites older adults to put their experience to work solving problems close to homes. Whether teaching children or adults to read, creating a recycling program, or providing much needed support to non-profit agencies, RSVP volunteers are making a difference and stronger communities. Getting involved is the key to RSVP. Your hard work can solve problems, and you’ll get back even more than you give.
Counties Served: Benton, Carroll, and Weakley
Funding Source: (Federal) administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service
Contact (s) persons:
Elaine McDonald, Project Director
Benton County: (731) 584-6060, Chris Stone (Volunteer-Coordinator)
Carroll County: (731) 625-2217, Melinda Quisenberry (Volunteer-Coordinator)
For more information go to: www.nationalservice.org