RSVP of Westchester


Across our nation, over half-a-million RSVP members, age 55+, are giving their time and sharing their expertise to help solve many local community concerns. Join RSVP of Westchester volunteers as they make a positive impact in these areas:

       Healthy Future
       Bringing Care, Comfort and Healthy Living to All

       Education & Literacy
       Improving Student's Performance

       Economic & Finance
       Individuals Receiving Job Training & Assistance with their GED
      
       Veteran's & Military Families
       Coordinating Food Drives for Veterans and their Families in Montrose.


Locally, RSVP of Westchester has over 900 volunteers giving their time. It is one of over 750 RSVP programs nationwide under the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Are you ready to say #IamSeniorCorps?
 


Frequently Asked Questions about RSVP


Where will I serve as a member of RSVP of Westchester? Below is the current list of agencies where you can serve, which are located througout Westchester county.

Click on an agency below to see its available volunteer opportunities: (please inquire here to find out more about agencies that do not currently have linked opportunities)

 

At Home on the Sound  
At Home in Somers, Inc. 
Family Services Society of Yonkers  
Family Services of Westchester-RideConnect
Greenburgh Evergreen Club
Hillside Elementary School
Hospice Care in Westchester/Putnam
Hudson River Museum
Hugh Doyle Senior Center
JCY Westchester Community Partners
March of Dimes National Headquarters
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital 
Mt. Vernon Armory Senior Center
Mt. Vernon Youth Bureau
New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Open Book
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center  
SNAP— Nutrition Program
Spellbinders-Peekskill
St. John's Riverside Hospital
TASC

VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System
Volunteer New York!

Wartburg Adult Care Community 
Westchester Community College 
White Plains Hospital Center
Westchester Library System



What are the Advantages of Volunteering through RSVP? Once registered, you will receive assistance in finding the appropiate volunteer placement and will be eligible for benefits and recognition events.

What Benefits Does RSVP Offer? Volunteers will recevie transportation reimbursement, supplemental liability insurance, annual recognition events, birthday acknowledgement, and access to a volunteer e-newsletter.

Where does RSVP come from? RSVP is a nationwide program that promotes national service among older adults. RSVP provides a wide variety of opportunities for persons aged 55 and older to serve their community through significant volunteer service.

Does RSVP offer travel reimbursement? Yes. The maximum reimbursement is $35.00 per month for volunteers 60+ needing financial assistance getting to and from their volunteer station. Reimbursement for mileage incurred while traveling to and from the volunteer's nonprofit agency at $0.31//mile, to a maximum of $35/month per person. Reimbursement of Para Transit, bus or cab fare, to a maximum of $35/month per person.

What are RSVP Recogition Events? Several volunteer recognition activities are held throughout the county on an annual basis, such as: museum tours, movies, and light lunch outings. Gifts and certificates of achievement are presented seasonally, and will vary annually.

 
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For further information please contact:

Rosario Samudio, Director of RSVP of Westchester 


rosario@volunteernewyork.org 

(914) 227-9318




 
Support for RSVP of Westchester is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, New York State Office for the Aging and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services.