Retired & Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP)

Corporation for National and Community Service

RSVP offers "one stop shopping" for people aged 55 or better who are looking for enjoyable and meaningful volunteer service opportunities.  Active volunteering can improve your health, and ward off isolation and depression for both the volunteers and the people they serve.  

What RSVP Volunteers Do

  • Serve as home-delivered meal drivers, friendly visitors, food pantry workers, exercise instructors, museum guides, health insurance or income tax counselors, thrift shop and library assistants, and more!
  • Choose how and where they want to serve.
  • Learn new skills while utilizing the knowledge they developed over a lifetime.
  • Give their time, talent and expertise and heart.

What RSVP Volunteers Gain

  • Help in matching your interests and availability with local service agencies who are addressing critical community needs. 
  • Great sense of achievement.
  • Opportunity to make new friends.
  • Accident and liability volunteer insurance coverage.    
  • Optional mileage reimbursement for volunteers who drive as part of their service
  • Recognition for years of service and special achievements    
  • Meaning Community Engagement

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Caring volunteers are the backbone of the Senior Dining Program offered by Orange County Office for the Aging.  The smiles and friendly greetings by the SDP volunteers are as nourishing as the meals they deliver.  Volunteers of all ages provide nutritious meals to 10-12 seniors on a specific route, taking approximately one hour to complete. 

Delivery is midday, Monday through Friday, and volunteering is based upon the individual volunteer's own schedule.  All that is necessary is a vehicle, a valid driver's license, current auto insurance and a willingness to help your neighbors!  Training and assistance are provided.  Our volunteers can also assist with coordination of recruitment and delivery schedules in designated areas. 

Churches, clubs, businesses, schools and other community organizations are encouraged to form a volunteer team to share the responsibility and joy of volunteer meal delivery.  To ensure that seniors in your community receive a nutritious meal and a smile, please consider joining us - call 845-615-3728.  

Nomination form for any of the three following awards for 2022:                                                        - Orange County Senior Citizen of the Year                                                                              - Outstanding Contribution by a Senior                                                                                      - Senior Friendly Business