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ORGANIZATION: AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP in New York City/CSSNY

A Lifetime Of Experience!

Want to make a difference?

As an AmeriCorps Seniors grantee, RSVP in New York City matches adults aged 55 and older with meaningful volunteer opportunities, allowing them to share their time, talents, and lifetime of experience to improve their community. Sponsored locally by the Community Service Society of NY, RSVP mobilizes volunteers to serve in organizations and programs in all five boroughs.

Become a member of AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP in New York City!

A large number of our assignments are back in-person or have an in-person option these days, though plenty are still fully remote/virtual.

You can become a public benefits counselor, financial coach, mentor, tutor (for kids or adults), friendly visitor, ESL/ESOL volunteer, receptionist, or grant writer. Or you could provide healthcare helpline assistance; help a nonprofit theater with fundraising, public relations, or marketing; craft handmade cards or write letters to brighten people’s days; assist a nonprofit run its social media platform(s); combat food insecurity at a food panty, soup kitchen, or community fridge or by delivering meals; provide assistance at a hospital or nursing home; help out at a garden or park; become a docent or tour guide at a museum, zoo, aquarium, or other cultural institution; perform clerical or administrative tasks at various organizations; and the list goes on!

If you are 55 or older and would like to learn more about RSVP and how we can help you find a meaningful volunteer opportunity, reach out today!

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About AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP in New York City/CSSNY


633 Third Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017, US

Mission Statement

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP in New York City 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.


AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP in New York City matches adults 55 and older with meaningful volunteer opportunities at New York City nonprofits. With more than 2,300 volunteers, our program is one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation. There are over 600 of us 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.


Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations New York, NY 10017




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 55
  • varies based on assignment

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