Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Started in 1966 by the Community Service Society, an 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!