Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Providing Quality Volunteer Opportunities for Older Adults

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program was established in 1971 and is part of Senior Corps along with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. Senior Corp is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over in which you can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

RSVP of Union County

RSVP of Union County works with partner agencies to offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities. When you enroll as an RSVP volunteer we will help you find an assignment that matches your interests, skills, and availability. As a RSVP volunteer, you’re a role model, mentor, and a friend.

Volunteer Opportunities

Healthy Futures

  • Visit homebound elderly
  • Provide transportation to medical appointments
  • Deliver food to homebound elderly and disabled individuals
  • Assist in community gardens
  • Assist in food pantries

Education

  • Tutor/mentor elementary school students

Disaster Services

  • Disaster Preparedness Outreach
  • Assembling disaster kits
  • Volunteer at a call center

Capacity Building

  • Recruit, train, and manage other volunteers
Benefits of Volunteering
  • Volunteer Your Way — when & where you are able
  • Meet new people, make new friends
  • Learn new skills or share your own
  • Free Supplemental Insurance while on duty
  • Annual Recognition Luncheon
  • Quarterly Lunch & Learn Programs
  • Make a difference in your community
Interested in becoming a RSVP Volunteer?

Volunteers choose how much time they serve and where they would like to serve, in locations that allow them to draw from their own skills and even learn new ones.

Click here to fill out a volunteer form

Contact Information

RSVP of Union County

Sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208

Phone: 908-352-8375
Fax: 908-352-8858

RSVP Project Coordinator
Nathalie Garcia
Email: ngarcia@jfscentralnj.org