RSVP Volunteer Program

What is RSVP?

The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country. Volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours a month to 40 hours per week.

What do RSVP volunteers do?

As a volunteer, you will receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and free supplemental accident, liability and life insurance while you volunteer. You will be eligible to attend ongoing educational programs for volunteers offered by RSVP of Southeast Texas. Finally, you will invited to attend RSVP’s annual volunteer recognition event, which celebrates the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who are doing the hard work to create meaningful change in their community.

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 we partner with agree to a number of standards that are designed to ensure volunteer safety and satisfaction. If you find that the volunteer opportunity you’ve chosen isn’t a good fit for you, we can help you find another one that better suits you.
Best of all, people 55 and over who volunteer through RSVP receive some special volunteer benefits, all at absolutely no charge to themselves or the organizations where they serve. This is significant, since many organizations aren’t able to provide these quality benefits to their volunteers, due to funding constraints.

How can I get started with RSVP?

Visit our Get Started page for an Enrollment Form and information on how to contact one of our Regional Offices.

For more information, or to get started, you can call or email:
Maribel Arellano
RSVP of Southeast Texas

Don’t wait! Get started today.
There’s a world out there that needs your lifetime of experience!