Where Volunteers Make a Difference

Enrich your life through volunteering

Volunteering brings many benefits—meeting new friends, staying active and the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference.  If you’d like to volunteer, The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) can help you find an opportunity that fits your interests and schedule. Whether you want to share the skills you’ve developed over a lifetime or try something totally new, our personal volunteer coordinators can guide you in choosing from countless opportunities to serve.  Find out more...

...and help your community thrive

For over 40 years, RSVP has been matching volunteers, primarily age 55 and older, and community service opportunities. Last year nearly 1,800 RSVP volunteers put in over 185,000 hours of service across all 25 Dane County communities. That means our volunteers contribute between 600-700 hours every day to help make their communities better places to live. Find out more...

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Find out how RSVP volunteers make a difference in their communities every day.

  • National and Community Service
  • Dane County
  • Madison Gas and Electric

THANK YOU to Madison Gas & Electric, our Volunteer Recognition Event major sponsor

Our Stories

The kids keep this 100-year-old volunteer young at heart

Fred Leidel, fondly known as "Grandpa Fred," has spent nearly every Tuesday and Thursday morning over the last six years reading to the kindergarten classroom at his neighborhood school.