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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 throughout Westchester county.
Family Services Society of Yonkers
Family Services of Westchester-RideConnect
Hillside Elementary School
Hospice Care in Westchester/Putnam
Hudson River Museum
Hugh Doyle Senior Center
JCY Westchester Community Partners
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
Mt. Vernon Armory Senior Center
Mt. Vernon Youth Bureau
New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
New York State Veterans Home at Montrose
Somers Nutrition Program
St. John's Riverside Hospital
VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System
Volunteer New York!
Wartburg Adult Care Community
Westchester Community College
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 receive 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 $35.00/month per person. Reimbursement of Para Transit, bus or cab fare, to a maximum of $35.00/month per person.
What are RSVP Recognition 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.
For further program & membership information please contact:
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.