RSVP–Lead with experience

The mission of RSVP—Lead with Experience is to provide a variety of opportunities for persons aged 55 and older to participate more fully in the life of the community through significant volunteer service. RSVP is a service of Blount, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties.

Studies have shown that the act of volunteering is beneficial to health and overall well-being. As adults age, retire and begin to slow down, it’s important to participate in opportunities that promote physical activity, socialization and a sense of belonging. Volunteers tell us what “social cause” they are passionate about, how many hours they want to volunteer each week, and how far they want to travel for their volunteer opportunity. RSVP works to find a non-profit, proprietary health organization, government agency or community effort to match them with. Currently, RSVP has more than 130 partners in the four counties we serve. Our RSVP volunteers report an overall improvement in their health and mental outlook. They enjoy having purpose, socialization and knowing they are making a difference. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Shirley Spain  RSVP Profile Although Shirley Spain has been involved with RSVP since 1974, it wasn’t until she retired in 2004 that she finally had the opportunity to volunteer on the other side of the organization. “Before it was RSVP the group came under the...

Last year, RSVP Volunteers donated a whopping 168,000 community service hours to their community, serving more than 4,000 individuals. 

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Volunteer Oportunity

If you would like to volunteer to serve with RSVP–Lead with Experience, simply fill out the Enrollment Form and submit it for consideration.

Why Volunteer with RSVP?

  • Each experience is meaningful and tailored to your individual interests and availability.‏
  • Coordinators will help determine a volunteer opportunity based on favorite causes or charities or based on your particular expertise, experience or passion.‏
  • RSVP partners with nonprofits, proprietary health, government or educational organizations, ensuring the organization is ADA compliant, easily accessed, provides training and supervision and meaningful and impactful opportunities.
  • Volunteers are provided with supplement insurance that typically covers their deductible should they have an accident from the time they leave their home until their return.