AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP is more than just a connection—it’s a bridge for volunteers aged 55 and older to actively engage and make a meaningful impact in their communities. Operating across Summit, Medina, Geauga, Wayne, Delaware, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, VANTAGE RSVP stands as a beacon of service. As the nation’s premier volunteer network for older adults, RSVP excels in pairing volunteers with organizations where their time, passions, skills, wisdom, and expertise can truly shine, addressing vital needs and fostering a stronger, more vibrant community.


Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Activities

Put your acquired skills and talents to good use, or even discover new ones, as you engage in a diverse range of volunteer activities.

  • Food Security – Nourish both hearts and bellies by providing food to those in need.
  • Economic Opportunities – Empower individuals to overcome employment barriers through job coaching and consulting.
  • Capacity Building – Support nonprofits by lending your skills to fuel vibrant community growth.
  • Senior Isolation – Ensure no senior is overlooked or isolated by offering companionship and meaningful conversation.
  • Healthy Futures – Engage in intergenerational activities that foster healthy futures for everyone involved.

Become an RSVP Volunteer

Funded by AmeriCorps Seniors and local partners, VANTAGE RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve to support the most critical needs of our community.

Am I Eligible?

  • 55 years old or older
  • Want to make a difference in your community
  • Live in Summit, Medina, Geauga, Wayne, Delaware, Franklin, or Hamilton County.

Becoming an RSVP volunteer is as simple as filling out a short form. We use the form to identify your preferences and match you with opportunities that fit your interests and availability. 

If you already volunteer, join RSVP to double your impact. You can continue with your volunteer activity as part of the national RSVP network.

Sign Me Up for RSVP!

Retired and senior volunteer program

Benefits of Volunteering

Did you know there are tons of benefits to volunteering? Besides feeling good about helping your community, here are some other reasons to join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

  • Enjoy free volunteer liability and excess automobile liability insurance.
  • Attend the RSVP annual volunteer recognition event.
  • Access volunteer training and in-service meetings.
  • Stay updated with the volunteer e-newsletter.
  • Discover your ideal volunteer opportunity through personalized assessment based on your talents, skills, and interests.
  • Share your talents, skills, and experiences with those in need.
  • Seize opportunities to acquire new skills.

How RSVP Volunteers Make a Difference 

Check out this inspiring example of RSVP Volunteers in action! Watch Tana using song and sign language to enrich children’s learning experiences at the Akron Area YMCA. In this heartwarming video, Tana engages Summer Day Campers at the Cascade Learning Center, teaching them the song ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong.

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