RSVP Volunteer Resources

Interested in finding new ways to volunteer? Here are some helpful volunteer resources to get you started.

RSVP Advisory Council

The RSVP Advisory Council gives volunteers the opportunity to offer feedback and opinions on the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. This gives volunteers a voice in the program’s future, helping make stronger communities and more satisfied volunteers.

The Advisory Council provides the RSVP program director with advice and guidance about the way the program is managed. The RSVP director conducts the meetings and reports on program activities, issue areas, funding, and volunteer recruitment.

The council consists of eight members from the community and volunteers. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, except July and December.

There are no term limits for members. If regular attendance is not possible, we ask that you notify us of your intent to continue as a member.

As a council member, your role is to serve in an advisory capacity. While no formal vote is taken on issues, the Advisory Council members provide direction and guidance to the director. All Council Members are expected to assist with any fundraising connecting to RSVP (soliciting sponsorships and donations) as well as assisting with the planning and implementation of the annual Recognition Event. Council members are also called upon to recruit volunteers for activities and programs in the community.

For more information or to apply for the RSVP Advisory Council, please contact
330-253-4597 ext. 166 or  email


What is RSVP?

RSVP is a program created in the spring of 1971 at the national level, the program was created to call attention to the continuing need of older people for useful activity.

What are the requirements for becoming an RSVP volunteer?

You need to be at least 55 years old and live in Summit, Medina, Geauga, Wayne, Deleware, Franklin, or Hamilton County.

What if I am under age 55 and want to volunteer for VANTAGE?

With multiple programs supporting older adults, we have several opportunities for people to support our agency. Please visit Ways to Give.

What are the benefits of being an RSVP volunteer?

Besides making the community a better place, you are eligible for supplemental accident insurance and liability insurance.

How do I become an RSVP volunteer?

Simply fill out our application and we will be happy to talk to you about opportunities that suit your skills and interests.

Is there training for volunteer opportunities through RSVP?

Yes.  All opportunities have training available. Training is dependent on the volunteer activity.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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