Need a Volunteer

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is a source for connecting organizations to volunteers who are looking to share a lifetime of experience and a dedication to helping others. RSVP of the Capital Region provides organizations with the people power to meet our communities most pressing challenges. Our senior volunteers have a wealth of experience and the wisdom and the desire to contribute their time and skills to support local organizations.

RSVP of the Capital Region can assist the following types of organizations in finding the perfect volunteer(s)!

  • Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
  • Schools
  • Government Agencies
  • Proprietary Health Care Facilities (some exclusions apply)

Why utilize RSVP?

You may be wondering why you should partner with RSVP to help your agency recruit and retain volunteers. What are the benefits of entering into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with RSVP and becoming a partner agency with us?

Here is what RSVP of the Capital Region will do for you:

  • Offer your agency significant cost savings through the recruitment and retention of RSVP volunteers
  • Identify specific RSVP volunteers that would be a good match for your agency’s needs
  • Provide FREE supplemental (secondary) accident, personal liability, and excess automobile liability insurance coverage to all RSVP volunteers while they are volunteering
  • Provide transportation reimbursement to volunteers up to $35 a month, including mileage (26 cents a mile), bus fare, taxis and parking fees
  • Assistance with clearances, such as criminal, child abuse or FBI, for volunteers serving with children or vulnerable adults
  • Help to connect your agency or clients with other community organizations partnered with RSVP

Frequently Asked Questions

To utilize RSVP Volunteers, you need to become a Station. Station is a term we use to refer to any organization that has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RSVP to provide volunteers to fill their identified needs. RSVP of the Capital Region currently has formal partnerships with over 130 organizations in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties.
No. This service is completely free of charge. Your organization is entering into a collaborative partnership with a National service program funded by AmeriCorps Seniors.
  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding/Partnership Agreement
  • Create a RSVP Volunteer Job Description
  • Provide safe working conditions
  • Provide orientation and training
  • Collect and submit volunteers’ hours to RSVP on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Assist with data collection – two times a year
  • Not to displace a paid worker with a volunteer
  • Recognize the achievement of volunteers & identify them as RSVP volunteers
Many times RSVP is able to fill a request within two months or sooner. Depending on the requirements of the volunteer job, it could take longer. RSVP makes every effort to ensure our matches are mutually beneficial to the volunteer and agency. RSVP takes pride in the detailed interview process and knowing what someone is looking for before referring them to an organization. The more detailed your job description, the easier it is to fill your position.
Yes. If you have many needs, you can begin with your highest priority and then submit additional assignments at a later date. Volunteer jobs can address your direct service, clerical, and capacity-building needs.
Yes. We encourage you to invite your current eligible volunteers to enroll with our program. Eligible volunteers will receive all of the benefits of a traditional member of RSVP. Each individual will need to complete an enrollment form and meet with one of our Development Coordinators.

If your non-profit is interested in becoming an RSVP Station, please download and complete the Memorandum of Understanding, and then return it to us by e-mail, mail or fax

Download the Memorandum of Understanding Form