The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and locally sponsored by the Paducah, McCracken County Senior Citizens, Inc, along with the United Way of McCracken County. This program links adults age 55 and over to meaningful volunteer opportunities in the community for non-for-profit agencies.
Any person age 55 years or older, who wants to share the benefits of a lifetime of living is eligible. There are no restrictions based upon formal education, income, or experience. Anyone who wants to feel useful, needed, and appreciated will profit from becoming a part of the RSVP network.
The “Retired and Senior Volunteer Program” is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve its volunteers, county, and community. We offer our services to nonprofit organizations to fulfill our mission and our funding requirements.
A volunteer station is the site you will be volunteering at. Each site is a non-profit organization that has signed a working agreement with the RSVP.
Most of our volunteer opportunities are during regular 9-5 weekdays. We try to match you with special training and special event times according to your needs.
We welcome all word-of-mouth referrals! Just have them call our office (270-442-8993) and we will set up a time to meet with them to discuss their interests and match their skills with a need in the community.
Some of the volunteer opportunities become social events. Our volunteers participate in ballroom dancing, Boot scooters, and a crotchet circle. You can also request to be placed with a friend. Also, we have a volunteer appreciation event once a year where all volunteers will come together and will are recognized for their invaluable service to the community. Please inform us if you wish to request no recognition.
We have many kinds of volunteer opportunities to choose from, depending on your needs. You decide how often and how long you volunteer, whether it is an hour a month up to sixty hours per week.
Just call our office and let us know. We will work with you to either fix the problem or change your volunteer station to one you like better. Volunteering is an excellent way to try new experiences, so don’t ever hesitate to let us know when a change is needed.
ABSOLUTELY! We have many volunteers who volunteer multiple hours to multiple volunteer sites.
You tell us how often you wish to volunteer, how many hours you want to devote to volunteering and the type of volunteer job(s) which interest you. We have matched RSVP members with volunteer opportunities that are a one-time commitment all the way up to volunteer jobs with set hours.