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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program


One of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over, RSVP partners with area organizations to help meet their volunteer needs. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones, while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

RSVP in Richmond

Many of our service activities around the greater Richmond area are focused on reducing social isolation in seniors. Currently, there are over 42,000 seniors in the greater Richmond who live alone – more than 1 in 4 seniors. Older adults living alone are at risk for social isolation and reduced quality of life.  Recent research has focused on the connection between social isolation and poor health. Studies show that social isolation negatively impacts a person’s health equal in consequence to smoking, high blood pressure and obesity. RSVP is partnering with area organizations to reduce social isolation to allow seniors to live independently for longer.

Current RSVP Opportunities

Bon Secours Memorial Regional & Henrico Doctor’s Forest, Parham and Retreat campuses

  • Provide assistance to patients and their families through a variety of roles

Chesterfield County Aging and Disability Servcies, Family Lifeline, Jewish Family Services

  • Combat social isolation through telephone calls or friendly visits

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

  • Provide assistance to patients and their families through a variety of roles

Meals on Wheels

  • Serve as a driver delivering nutritious meals to homebound seniors

Project: HOMES

  • Build wheelchair ramps to allow seniors to remain in their homes longer

Senior Connections' Money Management

  • Assist seniors with their monthly bill paying and personal finances

Senior Connections' Telephone Reassurance 

  • Connecting to hope one voice at a time.

Benefits of serving with RSVP

As an RSVP volunteer you join a network of over 245,000 Americans who are stepping up to make a measurable impact in their communities. In addition, RSVP members receive:

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Volunteer insurance

  • Recognition for your service

  • Helpful information from Senior Connections


Have questions? Want to learn more? Think a group you are part of could benefit from learning about these opportunities?

Please contact:

Lee Owens, CNCS Programs Coordinator
(804) 343-3050



RSVP is part of Senior Corps which is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. CNCS is the federal agency that that improves lives, strengthens communities and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. To learn more about Senior Corps,watch the short video below.