The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

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

Are you 55+ and interested in 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 Durham residents find a fulfilling volunteer opportunity that matches their skills and interests. Opportunities range from tutoring to gardening, food transport, tax preparation and more. RSVP also provides mileage reimbursement, volunteer insurance and other benefits. It's a great resource to meet new friends and make a difference in the Bull City.

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

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Become an RSVP Volunteer

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Become an RSVP Volunteer

Benefits Include:
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Volunteer Insurance 
  • Recognition Events
  • Additional training and learning opportunities
  • Personalized volunteer opportunities

I Want To...

Become an RSVP Volunteer

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Become a Volunteer Host Site

Benefits Include:
  • Gaining reliable, skilled volunteers
  • Discounted TRIAVA Membership 
  • Discounted Service Enterprise Initiative Fee 
  • Preferred Placement on HandsOn Triangle 
  • Volunteer needs featured on bi-monthly email to the Triangle and surrounding counties
Benefits Include:
  • Personalized volunteer opportunities
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Supplemental volunteer insurance 
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Recognition events
  • Additional training and learning opportunities
Benefits Include:
  • Gaining reliable, skilled volunteers
  • Discounted TRIAVA membership 
  • Discounted Service Enterprise Initiative fee 
  • Preferred placement on HandsOn Triangle 
  • Volunteer needs featured on bi-monthly email to the Triangle and surrounding counties
 

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Meet the Program Manager

SydneyS@thevolunteercenter.org 919-321-6932

Sydney Schamay

A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill from Winston-Salem, NC, Sydney is passionate about equipping individuals and organizations to serve their local communities responsibly. When she’s not at the office, Sydney enjoys running, baking bread, and trying new Triangle coffee shops! 

RSVP in the News: ABC11

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.