Individuals 55 years of age and better are recruited and placed as volunteers in nearly 100 community organizations conducting a wide variety of projects such as improving our environment, tutoring adults and youth, educating seniors about Medicare fraud and assisting nonprofit agencies with short-term projects.
The work is fulfilling for the volunteers and provides a valuable service to nonprofit agencies. It also gives volunteers an opportunity to give back to the community by sharing their interests and skills acquired through a lifetime.
Additionally, research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health and that older volunteers are the most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits from their volunteer activities.
Volunteering as a group has multiple benefits in addition to service provided to community. Whether you’re involved in a corporate team, service organization, religious group, civic club, youth group, scout troop, or a student community service project, volunteering as a group:
- Increases group pride and loyalty
- Improves member attendance, recruitment and retention
- Is a great team building exercise
RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.