FAQs

What is RSVP?

RSVP, launched nationally in the spring of 1971, was conceived to address the ongoing need among older individuals for meaningful engagement. This pioneering program aimed to spotlight the importance of providing avenues for seniors to actively contribute to their communities.

What are the requirements for becoming an RSVP volunteer?
To join, you must be at least 55 years old and reside in Summit, Medina, Geauga, Wayne, Delaware, Franklin, or Hamilton County.
What if I am under age 55 and want to volunteer for VANTAGE?
With our agency's diverse array of programs supporting older adults, there are numerous opportunities for individuals to lend their support. Explore our 'Ways to Give' page for more information.
What are the benefits of being an RSVP volunteer?

Beyond the gratification of enriching our community, there are further rewards awaiting you. Your participation not only opens doors to volunteer recognition events but also qualifies you for supplemental accident insurance and liability coverage, prioritizing your peace of mind as you continue to serve others.

How do I become an RSVP volunteer?

Ready to get started? Simply complete our application, and we'll be thrilled to discuss opportunities tailored to match your unique skills and interests.

Is there training for volunteer opportunities through RSVP?

Yes, indeed. Rest assured; all opportunities come with available training. The type and extent of training vary depending on the specific volunteer activity you choose.

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

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