AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program
Are you 55 and older and interested in serving your community in a way that suits your schedule, skills, and interests? Serve as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer in our Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and let us connect you with meaningful and rewarding community volunteer experiences.
In April 2021, Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) received an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP grant from the AmeriCorps federal agency to support RSVP of Clay County. With this funding, LPR will leverage the skills and experience of older adults in Clay County to support Meals on Wheels, Evidence–Based Wellness Programs, Environmental Stewardship projects and more.
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Become an RSVP Volunteer
By joining the RSVP 'family', you help create a positive image of seniors and join one of America's oldest and largest volunteer organizations. RSVP helps you to find just the right fit for your time and interests.
Step 1: Complete Interest Form
When you're ready to get started, please fill out the online interest form which will provide us with the current contact information, previous skills and experience and opportunities you may be interested in.
Step 2 : Submit Enrollment Form
After you submit the interest form, please print and submit your RSVP enrollment form (PDF).
Submission instructions are on the form.
Step 3: Attend Orientation
After you have submitted your enrollment form, you will be contacted by a member of our team to schedule a time to meet for an orientation session and assist you to find a volunteer opportunity that is just right for you.
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was established in 1971 by AmeriCorps for individuals 55 years and older to enhance their volunteer roles in their own communities. AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP is the largest national network for older adults utilizing their skills, talents, and life experiences to address community needs. AmeriCorps Seniors engages approximately 195,000 older Americans in service at 29,800 locations across the United States and territories through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs. The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of older adults with organizations making change in communities across the country. In April 2021, Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) received an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP grant from the AmeriCorps federal agency to support Clay County.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served their community. AmeriCorps has the following focus areas:
- Healthy Futures
- Disaster Response
- Economic Opportunity
- Environmental Stewardship
- Veterans and Military Families
Through RSVP of Clay County volunteers will use their time, skills and experience to support these initial focus areas. The program has no restriction based upon experience, education, disability, race, income, religion or current employment.
The Purpose of RSVP
The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program provides grants to organizations with a dual purpose: to engage individuals 55 years and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs, and to provide a high-quality experience for the volunteers.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers stay healthy and active through service, improving their own lives as they improve the lives of others. A growing body of research affirms the numerous mental and physical health benefits of volunteerism, including lower mortality rates, decreased rates of depression, and increased strength and energy.
Volunteers are one of the most valuable resources for LPR and the City of Liberty. For more than 50 years, RSVP has been connecting older adults with meaningful volunteer opportunities while meeting new people, making new friends and contributing to the improvement of your community. The challenges and activities of volunteering promote longer, happier and more meaningful lives.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers have an opportunity to serve their community in a wide range of projects designed to insure healthy futures for the citizens of the Liberty community. With this funding, LPR will leverage the skills and experience of seniors in Clay County to support the following programs: