Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Volunteering Over Age 55

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for adults age 55 and over to engage in services that address educational, public safety, environmental, health / nutrition, economic development, and other human needs to achieve direct and demonstrable results.

RSVP volunteers come from all economic, educational, and social backgrounds and utilize their own talents and interests to help nonprofit organizations address the full spectrum of community needs.

Volunteer Activities

Samples of volunteer activities include: crime prevention projects, disaster relief, health insurance counseling, tutoring, medication and drug education for seniors, tax assistance, telephone reassurance, senior center-based nutrition programs, driving for home-delivered meal programs, hospital service, inter-generational projects, and much more.

You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.

Volunteer Opportunities

RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations. With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that's right for you.

What You'll Get

With RSVP you'll receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty, and remember: When you volunteer, you're not just helping others - you're helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.

For more information, please call the Brookings County Sheriff's Office at 605-696-8300.