RSVP is a Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. It is a part of the national volunteer organization – Corporation for National and

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
RSVP grills pork chops outside of Pacemaker to raise funds for their activities.

Community Service (CNCS). We currently are the largest RSVP program in the state serving in two counties Boone and Winnebago.

RSVP provides volunteer opportunities for people aged 55 and older with a myriad of experience and interests from all economic, educational, workforce, and social backgrounds. They can serve on a regular basis part-time, for an average of 3 to 4 hours a week (sometimes more hours) in a variety of settings throughout their communities. RSVP volunteers offer services, which utilize their own talents and interests; and present their communities with a rich array of options for addressing the full spectrum of community needs.

If you are retired or a senior and need something to do, come join us at RSVP- (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) for Boone and Winnebago Counties. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities’ and benefits for you to try.

Volunteer activities:

Prevention projects, disaster relief, tutoring and Senior Companionship, substance abuse counseling, budget and tax assistance, environmental surveys, home repairs and weatherization, consultancy services, adult basic education mentoring, center-based nutrition programs, bereavement counseling and telephone reassurance, drive for Meals on Wheels programs, hospital volunteer service, docent services, transporting veterans, and much more.

Give us a call or stop by at one of our locations today!

Belvidere Office, 2024 N. State Street, Suite 700, 815-544-7128

Rockford Office, 1111 S. Alpine Road, Suite 400, 815-397-7103

RSVP will hold a Pork Chop fundraiser on Aug. 25 at Pacemaker Countryside Market, 13517 Route 76 from 12 to 4 p.m.

They will be following that event with a flapjack fundraiser ‘Short Stacks for a Tall Cause’ at Applebees, 2126 gateway Center Dr. on Sept. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m.