Started in 1966 by the Community Service Society, a now over 170-year-old nonprofit agency, RSVP matches the skills and interests of adults 55 and older with volunteer opportunities across New York City. With more than 2,300 active volunteers pre-pandemic, RSVP in New York City is one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation. There are over 600 RSVPs which operate nationally and many that do so internationally.
Become a member of RSVP in New York City!
Many of our assignments these days are remote due to the pandemic; examples include public benefit counselors, financial coaches, mentors, tutors (for kids or adults), friendly visitors, ESL/ESOL volunteers, and grant writers. Others involve providing healthcare helpline assistance; helping a nonprofit theater with fundraising, public relations, or marketing; crafting handmade cards to brighten people’s days; and assisting a nonprofit run their social media platform(s). We also have a handful of in-person opportunities, many of which relate to food insecurity (ie. helping out at a food pantry or soup kitchen or delivering meals). There are others, but since they are so unique and scattered about the City, it makes limited sense to provide undisclosed examples here.
If you are 55 or older and would like to learn more about us and how we can help you find a meaningful volunteer opportunity, reach out today!
About Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)/CSSNYC
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The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was started in 1966 by the Community Service Society (CSS), an over 170-year-old nonprofit agency. CSS's mission is to identify problems which create a permanent poverty class in New York City, and to advocate the systemic changes required to eliminate such problems. CSS will focus on enabling, empowering and promoting opportunities for poor families and individuals to develop their full potential, to contribute to society, and to realize social, economic and political opportunities.
RSVP matches adults 55 and older with meaningful volunteer opportunities at New York City nonprofits. With more than 2,300 volunteers, RSVP in New York City is one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation. There are over 600 RSVPs which operate nationally and many that do so internationally. We match volunteers on the basis of interests and abilities, community needs, geographic convenience, and experience.