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Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

How old must I be to join RSVP?

You must be 55 and older.

What if I am under age 55?

You can go to volunteer for volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

Do I have to be retired in order to join RSVP?

No, you can still work full time or part-time and still become a member of RSVP.

Who decides where and how I volunteer?

You make the decision as to where you want to volunteer.

(please refer to our list of volunteer stations).

Do I have to volunteer a minimum of hours?

No, you can volunteer as little as one hour a month. It depends upon your flexibility and the needs of the volunteer site.

Am I covered by insurance while volunteering?

RSVP carries supplemental liability coverage on their volunteers. This coverage is secondary to your own insurance coverage and includes accident, personal liability and excess automobile liability.

What is the Volunteer Station?

An organization that works with RSVP and accepts the responsibility for the assignment and supervision of RSVP volunteers.

Can I volunteer at more than one site?

Yes, you can volunteer at numerous sites of your choice.

Will I receive training?

Yes, each volunteer site will provide training for new volunteers.

Can I change volunteer sites if I want?

Yes. We ask that if you change sites, you contact the RSVP office of your decision.