Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), is the Senior Corp part of the Corporation for National and Community Service. It was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. RSVP volunteers make a big difference as they use their life skills and talents, developed over the years, to serve their communities through Non-Profit agencies.
RSVP program is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals or lawful permanent resident aliens, 55 years of age and over. Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where they will serve. Liability insurance while on duty is provided by RSVP. A small percentage of mileage is reimbursed through United Way as funds are available.
A few of Eastern Idaho’s non-profit organizations offering service and needing volunteers are:
- Food banks, there are 21 food banks in the 9 county areas, all needing volunteers.
- Senior citizen centers that provide congregate and home delivered meals
- Habitat for Humanity, where volunteers build and repair homes
- USDA Forest Service, Building trails, providing information, issuing permits,etc.
- Score counseling small businesses to help them succeed
- VFW, helping families of veterans, providing assistance to disabled veterans, disaster planning
- Museum of Idaho, docent, providing education, display security
RSVP has those and many more volunteer opportunities. The staff is here to help you find a volunteer job that will fit your time and interests.
For more information about RSVP, call (208) 522-5370 Extension 1028
The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
RSVP is a part of The Senior Corps and is funded by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service and United Way.