Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is a federally funded program under the Corporation for National and Community Service, locally sponsored by the Human Service Council and housed within Volunteer Connections.
Created by Congress in 1968 with the Older Americans Act, RSVP was launched in 1971. It is designed to provide opportunities for retired and older people age 55 and up to participate more fully in their communities through significant service addressing critical community needs. The RSVP volunteers serve under several "workplans". Locally, our RSVP volunteers support workplans in the areas of Food Banks and Low-Cost Clinics. Volunteer positions are also available in over 100 nonprofits serving in various areas such as education, animal services, hospitals, museums, etc.
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BENEFITS OF RSVP MEMBERSHIP
Invitations to Special Recognition Events
FREE supplemental accident, liability, & auto liability insurance
Increased social interactions
Skill building or skill retentio
RSVP program funding comes from a federal grant awarded and authorized by Congress annually through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Additional funding and support comes from Clark County and the State of Washington.
Support for staffing and events like the annual Senior Connections Expo comes from the community in the form of donations and sponsorships
(To ensure your donation goes to the Volunteer Center, indicate"VC Volunteer Center" in the drop-down menu then click the donate button and note the program or event you are supporting in the "Write a note" area. Thank you!)