Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Peoria and Tazewell Counties

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Peoria and Tazewell Counties

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was established in 1971 by Senior Corps, part of the Corporation for National & Community Service. Each RSVP location is a separate, non-profit organization, benefiting from the nationwide effort to inspire older adults to volunteer and give back to their own communities.

RSVP will recruit volunteers to assist existing, nonprofit organizations ranging from area schools and after-school programs, to parks and recreational areas, to hospitals and clinics, to food delivery and food pantry sites, to agencies providing services to in-home seniors, and to any number of other organizations that are faced with shrinking federal and state resources that help carry out their missions.

One of the most important attributes RSVP recognizes and relies on is the innate and undeniable quality that those individuals with life experience have and can continue to contribute to and thrive in helping others. By providing their time and expertise to local agencies, they support the efforts of many organizations that work to better the lives of others. In a time where everything is immediate, and knowledge is gold, having individuals helping organizations who have lived through history, have real-life experiences, and have the patience and understanding that comes from living a productive life make them an invaluable asset.

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