The Retire and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps people 55 and older find service opportunities
in their communities. RSVP participants serve from a few to over forty hours a week, providing
hundreds of services in organizations that range from education centers to police departments to
hospitals. RSVP involves seniors in service that matches their personal interests and makes use of
their skills and life experiences. Their wide range of services include tutoring youth, serving as
citizen patrols for local police departments, planning community gardens, helping other seniors
complete income tax forms, and serving as hospital aides.