The Retired Senior Volunteer Program connects caring seniors age 55 and older with non-profit agencies that need volunteers. Our senior volunteers provide an invaluable service to local agencies by sharing their lifetime of skills, talents, and knowledge. We work with individuals and non-profit agencies in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties.
Whether you are a senior trying to find a new volunteer opportunity that is just right for you or are already engaged in volunteer activities in the community, RSVP is the perfect program to meet your needs.
How the Program Works
RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
Volunteers receive a pre-service orientation, training from the organization where they will serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.
Why Register with RSVP?
The greatest reward often cited is the feeling of satisfaction that comes from sharing one's time and talents with others. Additionally, we offer mileage reimbursement, insurance, recognition and opportunities to connect with like minded individuals.
Reimbursement: Get reimbursed for mileage up to $30 per quarter.
Insurance: RSVP volunteers receive extended insurance coverage for personal injury, liability, excess automobile.
Recognition: An invitation to our annual volunteer luncheon.
Free Newsletter: Learn about what other seniors are doing in the community and stay posted on new volunteer opportunities.
Submit Your Hours
Your time is valuable to our community. In the last year RSVP volunteers have contributed nearly 750,000 hours and over $13,000 million dollars of their time. Tracking these hours helps us articulate the significant contributions that individuals with a lifetime of skills, knowledge, and experience can make.
Support Village Santa Cruz
The Volunteer Center is supporting the efforts of a new start-up organization and we invite you to learn more about their work to support seniors. Their goal is a vibrant, caring community, with neighbors of all ages helping each other, so individuals can stay in their homes and engaged in the community, through all the transitions of aging.