Helping America's Most Vulnerable

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers seniors a variety of community service opportunities.

This National Senior Corps Program offers volunteers age 55 and older the opportunity 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 or taking seniors to doctor’s appointments. 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.

This past year, our more than 300 RSVP 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.

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.

 

To learn more or volunteer, call Dee Wild, Program Manager at 985.612.1050

 

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