RSVP of Dane County aspires to build and expand a community-wide network of volunteers and organizations that unites compassionate, experienced adults with meaningful and fulfilling service opportunities, which enrich the lives of the volunteers while enhancing support for people in need.
To make a positive impact in the community by recruiting volunteers 55 and older to help deliver priority services to people of all ages, providing Dane County with a valuable resource.
History of RSVP:
In 1969, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was created as a national volunteer program under the Administration on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act. In 1971, eleven programs were launched, and they became part of the National Volunteer Agency, ACTION (now the Corporation for National and Community Service). In 1972, we became the first RSVP program in Wisconsin. Today, RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over, with nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country in over 700 programs. With over 2,000 volunteers, RSVP of Dane County is one of the largest programs in the United States.