RSVP is a national service program, of the Corporation of National and Community Service, connecting and supporting individuals age 55 and older with volunteer service opportunities in their home communities. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for those age 55+. Join RSVP and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country tackling tough issues in their communities. RSVP Southeast Louisiana is sponsored by the AARP Foundation; a charitable affiliate of AARP Every year the AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older Americans meet their basic need for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections. RSVP membership is open to anyone age 55+ who is interested in sharing their skills to improve our region through volunteer service. RSVP applicants will not be subject to discrimination based on race, color, creed/belief, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap, or political affiliation.
With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. You choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you choose the opportunity which is right for you. Most RSVP volunteers dedicate 3 to 4 hours once a week to volunteering, but you need only serve at least one hour a year to maintain your active status with RSVP. The RSVP Director is here to assess your skills and interest, and assist with finding the right opportunity for you. We will follow and support you through the process to ensure you are satisfied with your volunteer placement. RSVP members are placed with partnering non-profits, governmental and proprietary health care agencies. RSVP offers a full range of rewarding and challenging volunteer opportunities. All RSVP partnering agencies sign an agreement to ensure a quality and safe volunteer experience. Grant focus areas for RSVP include: • Healthy Futures • Education • Disaster • Economy Opportunity • Environmental Stewardship • Veterans