AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP
Seniors RSVP
(Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
Durham County's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Make a Difference
Make a Difference

Are you 55+ and interested in meaningfully serving the local community - but unsure how to find a good volunteer match? Let us assist you!

AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a free program that helps older adults find a fulfilling volunteer opportunity that matches their skills, experience, and interests. Opportunities range from tutoring to gardening, food transport, as well as providing management and operational assistance including training and capacity-building resources for nonprofits. Whether you are looking for an in-person/on site experience or prefer to help remotely working on projects from home or via Zoom—we have many different types of volunteer options.

RSVP also provides mileage reimbursement, volunteer insurance and other benefits. It's a great resource to meet new friends and make a difference! ”

This program is operated out of Durham County but serves organizations that have operations throughout the Triangle area.

Let's get serving! Are you...
Let's get serving! Are you...

Volunteer of the Month

RSVP In the News

We love our partner agencies!

Meet the RSVP Advisory Council

Patricia Hemingway-Smith is an experienced educator and committed public servant. She retired as the Human Resources Director at Durham Technical Community College. She holds a M. A. in Education from NC Central University. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors at both the Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center and the Moving Forward Carolina Foundation.
Elisabeth Harper Wiener's work life was spent in brand management for major consumer goods companies like P&G, RJR Nabisco, Nestle, and Pepsi. Now, she's become a serial volunteer being active on Durham’s Housing Appeals Board, Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority, The Sheriff’s Community Advisory Board, Durham Arts Council Board, The Rotary Club of Durham Board, and now the Advisory Council for RSVP!
David Jarmul volunteers actively with several local organizations. A Durham resident, he was previously the Associate Vice President for News and Communications for Duke University. His recent book, Not Exactly Retired: A Life-Changing Journey on the Road and in the Peace Corps, highlights older Americans who serve as volunteers.
Jason Peace is the Executive Director for Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. (MOWD) where he is challenged to develop and lead organizational initiatives involving all constituents and the broader community. Jason received his Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, along with a certificate in nonprofit leadership. He grew up in Durham and attended Northern High School.

We Love Our Partner Agencies!

(Not a mailing address):
3333 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite A100, Durham, NC 27707

PO Box 3374, Durham,
NC 27702


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Professional Development 

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Speakers Bureau

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Student Summer


Spend this summer developing leadership skills, giving back to the community, and building friendships, all while earning 35 community service hours in a week.

Join us in celebrating our community volunteers

Attend the May 8, 2023 Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Key Volunteer of the Year Luncheon

RSVP by reserving tickets by May 1!