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RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to serve their communities.

RSVP volunteers choose how and where they want to serve—from a few hours to more than 40 hours a week. RSVP volunteers provide hundreds of community services, such as:

  • Tutoring children in reading and math;
  • Building houses;
  • Helping get children immunized;
  • Modeling parenting skills to teen parents;
  • Participating in neighborhood watch programs;
  • Planting community gardens;
  • Providing counsel to new business owners;
  • Offering relief services to victims of natural disasters; and
  • Helping community organizations operate more efficiently.

Available to: Who can be an RSVP volunteer? RSVP provides service opportunities for those who want to make a difference in their communities while maintaining the flexibility to decide who and how frequently they serve.

Eligibility: RSVP volunteers must be at least 55 years of age.

Benefits: RSVP volunteers are able to put their unique talents to work for community and faith-based organizations that are significant to them. In addition, they receive the following benefits:

  • Pre-service orientation;
  • On-the-job training from the agency or organization where they are placed;
  • Supplemental insurance while on duty.

Other RSVP Programs

  • Good Morning Broome

    A telephone reassurance program serving the homebound elderly of Broome County.

  • Living Healthy Program

    A six-week workshop series that empowers older adults and their caregivers to self-manage the ups and downs of living with a chronic condition like arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

    A community-based, non-clinical group exercise program designed to help those who have joint and/or muscle problems achieve improved joint mobility, muscle strength and endurance in order to improver their daily lives.

  • Active Choices

    A program open to seniors over age 60 at any physical activity level. Seniors who want to increase their physical activity have the chance to work with an activity coach, a volunteer who can provide information, motivation and support over the telephone.

  • Bonesaver

    Osteo Prevention Exercise Program – Hour-long gentle routine provides strength training done slowly with provided hand and ankle weights. Balance training to prevent falls and flexibility training are also provided.

  • Contact:

    RSVP of Broome County
    232 Main Street Binghamton, NY 13905
    Deb Kerins
    Phone: (607) 729-9166
    Fax: (607) 584-4667