Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Lend a hand, become an RSVP volunteer (985) 674-0488.

The RSVP Program in St. Tammany Parish offers service opportunities for volunteers 55 and older to use their skills and life experiences to help meet critical needs across St. Tammany Parish. Volunteers are needed for tutoring, helping at the hospital, taking seniors to doctor’s appointments, or working at a variety of positions around the community. More than 300 RSVP volunteers currently serve.

This past year, our volunteers provided St. Tammany Parish with 41,000 hours of service. At a rate of $22.00 per hour, that’s a cost savings of $912,965 million to the community.

Volunteers work at their own pace. Some volunteers put in countless hours at a daily volunteer job, while others work special events as their schedule allows.

Volunteering is an excellent way for seniors to stay active or take on an "encore career," while learning new skills. RSVP currently has a critical need for volunteers to help transport other seniors to doctor's appointments. These seniors do not have family in town to give them a ride in some cases and are unable to take public transportation.

Volunteers Fulton and June Chimera.

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is a non-profit human service organization that helps people in need throughout 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana. You can help by donating your vehicle, stocks and mutual funds, life insurance, or making a bequest in your will or planned gift. Volunteering your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services.