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RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and over. Join RSVP of Kent County. Get connected to great volunteer opportunities that make a difference in your community.

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With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that’s perfect for you.

We partner with local nonprofits that offer a variety of options to address our community’s needs, gain new experiences and learn new skills. With impact areas focusing on education, healthy futures and community, we are connecting volunteers to opportunities such as:

EDUCATION (K-5):
  • Tutoring a student to improve their math skills
  • Building relationships while mentoring students to improve their academic engagement
  • Reading with students to boost their literacy scores
AGING IN PLACE SUCCESSFULLY:
  • Becoming a phone buddy or a friendly visitor to seniors/disabled living in independent settings
  • Helping seniors with minor home repair and yard work
  • Driving seniors to essential appointments
COMMUNITY IMPACT – LAW ENFORCEMENT & CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS
  • Assisting local law enforcement agencies with addressing non-crime police work
  • Promoting our great city and cultural venues to visiting tourists and event attendees
  • Ensuring food security by helping with collecting/distributing food and delivering meals to the home bound

And remember, when you volunteer, you’re not just helping others – you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering promotes a healthier lifestyle and expands your social connections.

To Learn More

If you have questions, just let Eddie know: (616) 459-9509, eharris@seniorneighbors.org or click here to leave your contact information. You will be contacted by an RSVP staff member shortly.