Thanks to IU students Ben Warren, Chris Martens, and Amy Rosenberg for generously creating this RSVP video.
RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program
RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program matches volunteers 55 (and better) with opportunities that best complement the volunteers’ unique interests, talents and availabilities. We will sit down with you one-on-one to sort through the maze of volunteer opportunities, to find the perfect fit for you! Volunteering keeps you healthy, active and engaged – join us today!
- One-on-one customized matching to find your perfect volunteer opportunity
- Free supplemental insurance
- Ongoing volunteer support
- Invitation to our recognition events, and social events
- Newsletters and information about local activities
- Connection to a growing community of service oriented members.
How to Get Involved
We wholeheartedly believe, no matter who you are or where you are in life, you have something to give. We’ll help you match your passion with any of a number of organizations, or (if you already volunteer) simply get you registered to enjoy the benefits. Let your imagination roam - volunteering can be done in hundreds of agencies, serving hundreds of causes!
Even if you already volunteer, you can join RSVP without volunteering any more than you already do. By reporting your volunteer hours, you support grant applications that bring money locally to maintain and grow supportive services, and prove the value of seniors to our community.
NEW! RSVP Volunteer Center!
Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1010 S Walnut St., Perry Township Public Meeting Room
On Tuesdays, we will host a day of volunteer projects for local nonprofits such as bulk mailing, sorting materials, simple arts and craft work, shredding documents, etc. We will also provide a variety of scheduled social and educational programs presented by guest speakers and other local groups. You can drop in and stay as long, or short, as you like! Want to stay the whole day? Bring a sack lunch!
"It was suggested to me after a grave illness last year that to allay my pangs of loneliness, I volunteer; and when I learned it could be with young children, I thought that might just be what I needed. What a gift it has been! I've always loved little kids, and having ten or twenty of them at once is totally different and absolutely magical. I know a thousand stories, songs and poems, and by gosh they like them all. They have favorites they ask for and I always oblige. Every time they call me "grandpa," it lifts my heart. It's like having a house full of beloved grandchildren all at their most beguiling age. Their gift to me is so much greater than any I could give them."