Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP, a program through Americorps Seniors, 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 and adults in communities across Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington counties.

Join RSVP and help meet critical needs in your own community!

How Do I Sign Up?

Start by calling us at (207) 262-7934 to learn about our current opportunities.

Click on the image below to download your application!

What Makes RSVP Different?

Flexibility! Time commitment is up to you based on the volunteering opportunity you choose. Volunteer roles vary from as little as an hour a month to 20 hours a week. You will create your own schedule with the staff at your volunteer station.

Training! Volunteer training is offered free of charge.

Perks!

  • RSVP offers supplemental insurance for volunteers
  • An invitation to our annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration
  • RSVP provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in your community!

 

Where Can I Volunteer?

RSVP promotes Older Adult Health & Wellness

Bone Builders offers volunteering opportunities to teach light weight training classes to prevent osteoporosis. Help create a healthy future for you and your community!

Walking Buddies volunteers lead walking groups and provide social connection and mentorship for other older adults in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Don’t walk alone- help others gain energy and strength while achieving your own health and wellness goals!

 

 

RSVP supports Children’s Literacy

Let’s Read! Let’s Grow! pairs older adults with students in local preschools and daycare programs to read, play games, and participate in other literacy-based activities. This program is popular with our volunteers who are retired teachers!

 

 

 

RSVP helps combat Food Insecurity

We partner with many community food pantries in the area, including Commodity Foods. You can find a complete list of the food pantries we support HERE.

 

 

 

RSVP fosters Community Partnerships

We partner with a diverse range of organizations across the counties we serve, meeting critical needs right in your own community. A complete list of our current Community Partners can be found HERE.

We are pleased to announce our newest opportunity! Simulated Patient Volunteering is an exciting new partnership with the University of Maine’s Schools of Nursing and Social Work. This allows older adults to help students practice caring for the people they’ll serve as professionals by playing role of standardized patients. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a career interest in healthcare, acting, or academia!

Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with all of our RSVP news, including new volunteering opportunities and incentives!

Are you ready to make a positive impact in your community? Contact us today to explore the possibilities!

Download the Volunteer Registration Form here

Click Here if you would like to make an online donation to support our volunteers. (This does not apply to current RSVP members.) Thank you!

Carrie Limeburner, CVM
Interim RSVP Director
Tel-262.7926
carrie.limeburner@maine.edu

Sarah Bishop
RSVP Graduate Assistant

Tel-262.7924
sarah.m.bishop@maine.edu