RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a network of national service programs that provides older Americans the opportunity to apply their life experience to meeting community needs. RSVP volunteers serve in a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based groups.
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.
RSVP‘s fiscal year 2001 federal budget of $48.8 million was matched with $46.7 million contributed by states, local governments, and the private sector. Its fiscal year 2002 enacted budget is $54.9 million.
Senior Corps Network
RSVP is part of Senior Corps, which also includes the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America. Together, the programs of the Corporation engage more than 2 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year.
To learn more about RSVP and other Senior Corps programs or to find opportunities to participate, call 800-424-8867 or TTY 800-833-3722.