The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in El Paso is:
- America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over.
- It encourages seniors to bring a lifetime of talent, experience, skills, and hobbies to community projects, organizations and agencies needing talented volunteers.
"Mission of RSVP El Paso is to engage men and women age 55 and better in meaningful volunteer service that strengthens the well-being of both self and community."
The Purpose of RSVP is to provide enrichment for older adults through significant community service.
The program has been part of the community of El Paso since 1974. RSVP serves the City, County, and non-profit agencies. Over the years, volunteers have devoted over 3.6 million hours of their time to service in the community. Currently, there are more than 700 active volunteers in the program that offer their time at approximately 45 locations.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides funding for the program. CNCS has established eight focus areas where volunteers can participate. The eight focus areas are Education, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity, Disaster Services, Capacity Building, and Other Community Priorities. RSVP serves in four out of eight focus areas.
There is only one requirement to be a RSVP volunteer, and that is to be age 55 or older.
All volunteers serve without pay and there is no education or income requirements.
If you are 55 years of age and are interested in volunteering, obtaining more information, or an opportunities booklet of volunteer locations, contact us at (915) 212-1685 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .