Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) enriches the lives of men and women, age 55 and over, through meaningful volunteer opportunities that use their time and skills to address critical community needs in Northern Kentucky. RSVP is a national volunteer program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Volunteers choose how, where and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
Why We Do It
Americans over 55 have a life-time of experience to share, and the desire to make a real difference in their world. They have managed households, businesses, and held roles as medical personnel, farmers, artists, teachers, executives and engineers to name a few. Now, they are ready to put their unique talents and expertise to work in their communities while enriching their own lives.
98% of RSVP volunteers report that their service has improved their knowledge, health or social connectedness. RSVP volunteers expanded the capacity of 20 nonprofit agencies last year to better serve the Northern Kentucky community.
Benefits of RSVP
- Placement and training
- Free supplemental accident insurance while volunteering
- Recognition from the State of Kentucky Governor’s office
- Newsletters/Email Communications/Lunch n Learns
- Invitations to recognition events
RSVP volunteers serve at Action Ministries, Be Concerned, Brighton Center’s Family Support Food Pantry, Bright Days Early Child Development Center, NKY Early Scholars Child Development Center, Faith Community Pharmacy, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, Parish Kitchen, Senior Medicare Patrol, St. Augustine Parish Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, St. Paul’s Food Pantry, United Christian Volunteers, United Ministries, and the VA Medical Center in Fort Thomas.