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Many Volunteer Opportunities Available for Adults 55 and Older

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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)/CSSNYC

A Lifetime Of Experience!

Want to make a difference?

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 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.

Become a member of RSVP in New York City!

Most RSVP volunteers have assignments in one or more of our focus areas: education, healthy futures, economic opportunity, veterans and military families, environmental stewardship, and disaster services. Their activities include, but are not limited to, mentoring troubled children; providing homework assistance at libraries; tutoring children in schools and after-school programs; teaching adult education, TASC/GED prep, or English as a second language; helping to deliver meals to older adults; providing financial coaching and benefits counseling; assisting at soup kitchens and food pantries; and so much more!

If you are 55 or older and would like to attend one of our upcoming Learn and Link events or otherwise learn more about us and how we can help you find a meaningful volunteer opportunity, reach out today!

Please Note: due to the constantly evolving health crisis, the operations of many RSVP partners have been, and may still be, impacted (ie. staff may be remote and organizations may not be taking on new volunteers). That said, inquire about our current remote opportunities today and/or ask to be added to our contact list for after things settle down! Also, our in-person Learn and Link events are on pause, but we hope to offer a remote equivalent some time soon.

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About Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)/CSSNYC

Location:

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

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

633 Third Avenue10th FloorNew York, NY 10017

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • varies based on assignment

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