RSVP volunteer holding science experiment supplies

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP engages people 55 and older in meaningful volunteer roles that utilize their skills and life experiences to make a difference in the lives of children, seniors and veterans in communities across Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Washington counties.

RSVP volunteers help children across eastern Maine in one of our two education programs. Preschool children learn to read and build literacy skills by exploring the wonder and wisdom of books through our Let’s Read! Let’s Grow! program. Kindergarten – 6th grade students get excited about math and science with hands-on fun activities through our Roots for STEM Education program.

RSVP volunteers help veterans across eastern Maine by volunteering under one of our partnerships with the Maine Military & Community Network, Maine Veterans’ Homes and VA Healthcare’s Bangor Area Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

RSVP volunteers helps seniors across eastern Maine by volunteering to lead exercise classes in one of our Bone Builders groups or by volunteering under one of our partnerships with agencies supporting independent living and respite.

RSVP staff work with each person to find the opportunity that best suits each individual’s lifestyle, talents and interests. Volunteer roles vary from as little as an hour or two monthly to as much as several hours weekly. We work with you to find the perfect fit for you.

Contact us today to explore the possibilities!

Paula Burnett
RSVP Director
Tel-262.7926
Paula.Burnett@maine.edu

UMaine Center on Aging RSVP
25 Texas Ave.
Bangor, ME 04401

Cindy Whitney
RSVP Coordinator
Tel-262.7924
Cynthia.Whitney@maine.edu