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Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services  
R.S.V.P. Program  

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R.S.V.P.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
 Sponsored by the
Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders



Connecting men and women who are 55 and older with
volunteer opportunities in their community.

 

Program Administrator:  Joan Rowland

Location:  Social Services Building
                    4005 Route 9 South
                    Rio Grande, NJ 08242

                        Tel. 609-886-3400
                        Cell 609-425-3797
                        Fax 609-889-0344 

Volunteers

  • Sharing a lifetime of experience, wisdom, and talent
  • Enhancing the quality of life through community service
  • Meeting the needs of communities through service to people of all ages
  • Working together with local non-profit organizations to build bridges to stronger communities

Purpose
     The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is to provide a variety of opportunities for retired persons or semi-retired persons, age 55 and older, to meet their community needs.  RSVP Volunteers may serve from a few, to over 40 hours a week, providing their skills, talents and experience to services in community organizations, education, hospitals, faith-based groups and Homeland Security.

History
     The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program began in 1971 and grew out of a pilot program in New York which demonstrated beyond a doubt the value of services of older volunteers.  Since 1993, the Corporation for National & Community Service has administered the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.  RSVP is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation.  In fiscal year 2003, more than 500,000 RSVP volunteers served an average of four hours a week at an estimated 75,000 local organizations through 791 RSVP projects.

2012 RSVP Recognition Event Luncheon Photos



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