Why should I do my volunteering through RSVP?
RSVP specializes in offering volunteer placement services for adults who are age 55 or more. We provide personal services to match your interests, abilities, and preferences with agency requests for volunteers. We're committed to you throughout the years of your volunteer career. When you want a different volunteer placement, we have the staff and resources to help you find that next assignment, too. If you have difficulties in your current volunteer assignment, we're there to help.
Why do agencies recruit volunteers through RSVP?
Agencies rely on RSVP for qualified, committed volunteers. They know our commitment to screening and matching volunteers so that everyone has a great experience. They also know of our commitment to making strong placements, offering training and support whenever needed.
How long has RSVP been providing this service?
Nationally, RSVP was formed in 1971. RSVP of Dane County, Inc. has enjoyed a strong and growing program since it began in 1972.
How do you find the right volunteer opportunity for me....I don’t even know what I want to do?
Our trained staff are here to assist you. We'll begin by meeting with you and learning about the things you enjoy, your hobbies, your past experiences, and your time availability. Based on what we hear, we'll suggest some current volunteer opportunities that might be of interest to you. Together we'll decide which opportunity sounds best for you. Then our staff person will make the arrangements for you to visit the volunteer site, and you'll decide if it is something you would like to do.
Who can volunteer with RSVP?
RSVP serves all adults who are age 55 or more and recruits some younger volunteers in assignments. We also work with adults of any age who have physical limitations.
Why are hours so important?
Those who help fund our program, as well as those who review our grant requests, want to know about the impact our volunteers have in the community. We're required to report the number of RSVP volunteers and their total hours, as well as other details about our organization.