Volunteer for your community with RSVP
Since 1973, the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Washtenaw County has matched older adults who are willing to help local organizations on the front lines of meeting community needs.
Today, RSVP Washtenaw has 300+ volunteers placed at partner organizations contributing 50,000 hours of service annually—equivalent to investing $1,207,000 into the community. The strength of our program is three-fold:
We provide life-changing opportunities for volunteers ages 55 and over.
We help meet the critical needs of communities by mobilizing tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service.
We strengthen public and nonprofit agencies by matching skilled volunteers with vital programs and services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since 1971, AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP, one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation for people 55 and over, has matched older adults who are willing to help with local organizations on the front lines of meeting community needs. AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP projects link the skills of the volunteers with the identified needs of the community. There are 750 RSVPs nationally and 20 sites in 18 countries internationally.
You need to be at least 55 years of age and be willing to volunteer in Washtenaw County.
RSVP is a national program. Please visit www.seniorcorps.gov/about/programs/rsvp.asp to find the RSVP nearest you.
Please go to www.volunteermatch.org for volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.
First, you will make a significant difference in the lives of others. Second, you will be working with dedicated staff and within a broader network of peers. All RSVP volunteers receive recognition, supplemental accident insurance coverage, and most are also eligible for partial travel reimbursement.
RSVP has 50 partnering organizations ready to engage volunteers. RSVP members serve in many ways such as mentoring, tax assistance, tutoring children in after-school programs, conducting friendly visits to homebound senior citizens, delivering meals, and so much more!
Yes! When you contact RSVP you will be scheduled for a one-on-one interview with a placement expert who will work with you on finding the right opportunity that fits your skills and interests.
Yes. All opportunities have training from our partner organizations. The length and nature of the training depends on the position.
Of course! RSVP strongly believes in finding a volunteer role that suits what you want. Volunteering can be a fantastic way to discover new skills and interests that you never knew you had.