It is the mission of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Highlands County (RSVP) to provide a variety of opportunities for adults age 55 and older, to actively participate in our community through significant volunteer service.
What is RSVP?
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Highlands County is a non-profit agency that promotes volunteering by offering citizens the opportunity to meet a variety of community needs through volunteer service. RSVP is funded by a federal grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by South Florida State College.
What do RSVP volunteers do?
Volunteers serve in nonprofit and community agencies, governmental agencies, and health care facilities and provide help to individuals in need.
- Mentoring and tutoring children and adults
- Sort and distribute food at local food bank and food pantries
- Assist with meal distribution to the homebound
- Sort donated items and assist thrift stores
- Make hand crafted items for children, hospice patients, veterans, and seniors
- Serve as docents in local museums
- Disaster Response and Preparedness
- Opportunities to assist Veterans and Families of Veterans
- Provide clerical help and assistance to partnering agencies
During 2013, over 425 RSVP volunteers engaged in over 68,000 hours of service, saving Highlands County non-profit agencies over one million dollars.
As an RSVP volunteer, you’ll receive:
- Free volunteer placement
- The opportunity to use your experience and skills
- The chance to learn something new every day
- Supplemental accident and liability insurance
- Annual recognition luncheon
- The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference