What is Senior Corps RSVP?
You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills to good use by volunteering through Senior Corps RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)!
RSVP is the largest volunteer network for people 55 and older with more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues nationwide. It is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and managed locally by United Way of Martin County’s Martin Volunteers program.
In Martin County, RSVP offers a wide range of challenging and meaningful volunteer opportunities. All RSVP volunteer opportunities have a measurable impact on the focus areas of education, healthy futures, disaster services, veteran and military families, or community priorities. We track a number of indicators in these areas and report them to the Corporation for National and Community Service to demonstrate the impact and importance of volunteerism.
Here are examples of just some of the things RSVP volunteers helped accomplish last year:
- 95% of tutored youth improved their reading grades
- Over 660,000 lbs. of food were distributed to 10,314 clients
- 24 veterans secured employment
- 22 volunteers are prepared to open and operate a Volunteer Reception Center in the event of a disaster
Why should you become an RSVP volunteer?
- Free supplemental insurance while volunteering (includes excess accident medical coverage, personal liability and excess auto liability)
- Invitations to exclusive RSVP recognition events for our most active RSVP
- The chance to make a local impact on issues of national importance!
What makes you an RSVP volunteer?
- Food Pantry Support through House of Hope, White Doves Holiday Project or Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Delivering meals to homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels at the Council on Aging
- Mentoring youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters or the Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County
- Literacy tutoring through Caring Children Clothing Children
- Teaching disaster preparedness through American Red Cross or Martin Volunteers
- Helping veterans secure employment through Martin Volunteers
- Distributing clothing to children in need through Caring Children Clothing Children
- Tax preparation assistance through United Way of Martin County
- Neighborhood watch through Martin County Sheriff’s Office