WELCOME TO RSVP! If you are 55 or better, we want you! Did you know that nearly 500,000 older Americans serve in the Senior Corps and most of them are members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program? RSVP volunteers in Centre County tutor children, distribute food, counsel small businesses, collect environmental data, work in healthcare settings, museums, county government and so much more!
The reasons for joining RSVP, one of the oldest and largest volunteer organizations in the country, are as varied as our members. Want to get into the workforce but not sure about your options? Volunteer first to see if you like the setting and possibly move into a paid position. Are you new to the area and would like to get involved in the community? Perhaps you've recently retired and would like to continue to use your skills...or try something entirely new? You can choose from the numerous and varied volunteer opportunities at one (or more) of the 130 nonprofit agencies and organizations in the Centre region that welcome RSVP volunteers.
The simple mission of RSVP of Centre County is to help active older adults find rewarding volunteer experiences. No need to look in the yellow pages or make a random choice...just fill out a Volunteer Enrollment Form [PDF] and we'll do the rest. We will match your interests and available time with a volunteer position; the possibilities are practically endless.
For those of you who have generously volunteered your time in the past, you may find volunteering with RSVP fits more easily into your schedule and lifestyle. You can tailor your volunteer hours around vacations, winters in warmer climates or simply volunteer as often or as little as you like. If you want to try a different volunteer opportunity from the one you are now doing or want to change your hours, just let us know. RSVP is here to serve you, the senior volunteer, and to help make your volunteer experience a fulfilling one. RSVP is an equal opportunity program, offering reasonable accommodations for volunteers with an inclusive range of skills and abilities. Handicapped accessibility is available at the Willowbank Building and many of our partner locations.