What is RSVP?
RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. RSVP invites you to join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities.
Think of RSVP this way. Most people have been invited to a party or two in their lifetimes. Those invitations may have been marked, "RSVP," meaning that you were being asked to respond as to whether or not you would attend. Similarly, serving with RSVP is your way of responding to the invitation to make a difference in your community through volunteerism.
What do RSVP volunteers do?
RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with local organizations. For example, you may:
- Mobilize other volunteers
- Mentor or tutor children
- Share your professional expertise with local non-profits
- Assist in disaster preparedness and response
- Clean up the environment
- Lead fundraising efforts for worthy causes
- Educate the public on financial scams
- Teach adults to read
- Deliver nutritious meals to homebound elderly
- And much, much, more!
Why should I become a volunteer?
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 helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.
In addition, with RSVP you'll receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, supplemental accident, liability and life insurance while on duty, and be invited to our annual Celebration of Volunteerism event.
I don't live in Houston. Do you have opportunities in my area?
RSVP of the Texas Gulf Coast has service opportunities available not only in Houston, but also throughout the following counties and their municipalities:
- Austin County
- Brazoria County
- Colorado County
- Ft. Bend County
- Harris County
- Liberty County
- Matagorda County
- Montgomery County
- Waller County
- Wharton County
Why should I volunteer through RSVP, instead of just going to my favorite organization directly?
RSVP takes care to screen the organizations it partners with in the community to ensure that they are truly working toward solving community problems. The organizations that partner with us agree to a number of standards that are designed to ensure... More>>