RSVP has been active in Washtenaw County since 1973. Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County has sponsored the program since 1989. In Washtenaw County close to 300 senior volunteers serve approximately 50,000 hours annually, through 40 local nonprofits. This is the equivalent of investing $1,207,000 (based on the Independent Sector rated value of a volunteer hour) into the community.
This program helps adults age 55+ contribute their talents and experience to serve local non-profit organizations. RSVP considers the skills and interests of each volunteer along with the needs of the partner organizations to match up the volunteer.
- Must be 55+ years old
Volunteers Do Good By:
- Delivering meals and providing social interactions to homebound residents
- Being a Friend and Companion to a homebound resident
- Giving back to Veterans through the VA Programs (Respite Program, serving at VA Hospital, etc.)
- Providing Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Programs (MMAP) counseling
- Providing Tax Assistance to seniors living on low-incomes and to disabled persons
- Providing home safety services so other seniors can remain independent as long as possible in their own homes
- Mentoring Youth in school programs and so much more!
Benefits of Serving:
- Receive supplemental Volunteer Liability Insurance at no cost upon joining RSVP
- Make A Difference in your community
- Be part of a nationally recognized organization that supports volunteerism
- Volunteering can improve one’s health by lowering risk of health related problems (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease); prevents isolation and depression and promotes an active lifestyle with involvement in one’s community.
To Get Started:
None to participate. Donations are welcome to maintain program activities.