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 42,000+ hours of service. At a rate of $22.00 per hour, that’s a cost savings of $953,427 million to the community.

Our RSVP program is very unique in that we place our volunteers at local non-profits and healthcare facilities across St. Tammany Parish. Serving as a One-Stop Volunteer Site, individuals interested in volunteering can learn about the wide array of volunteer opportunities during their meeting with the RSVP Director. To schedule your meeting with our RSVP Director, call 985-674-0488 to speak with Dee Wild.

Volunteering is an excellent way for seniors to stay active or take on an "encore career," while learning new skills.