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The RSVP office will continue to be closed to the public.

For now, the RSVP office will continue to be closed to the public. Our staff are hard at work remotely, as well as working in staggered shifts in the office, answering calls, checking emails, working on program needs and accepting donations.

The RSVP office is re-opening in phases, as conditions improve, we will make adjustments. We need to be mindful of best practices in order to protect the safety and well-being of all volunteers, guests, and staff.

Staff are available to meet with volunteers/visitors in the office by appointment. To reach any of our staff, please visit our contact page or call the RSVP Executive Director, Margie Zutter: (608) 663-7536 or Assistant Director, Diana Jost: (608) 441-1393.

We miss everyone and look forward to seeing you all soon. Please stay safe and healthy!

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 get involved in 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 placement coordinators can guide you in choosing from countless opportunities to serve in the Madison area. Find out more...

...and help your community thrive

For almost 50 years, RSVP has been matching volunteers, primarily age 55 and older, and community service opportunities. Last year nearly 1,400 RSVP volunteers put in over 175,000 hours of service across all 25 Dane County communities—that's almost 500 hours every day to make our communities better places to live. Find out more...

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THANK YOU to Madison Gas & Electric and Ho-Chunk Nation, our Volunteer Recognition Event major sponsors.

Our Stories

Meet Katie Palmer!

Making face masks during this pandemic has been a vital, large-scale project for the Group Projects Program at RSVP, but so much more has been happening behind the scenes. Katie Palmer is a perfect example of how diverse the involvement of a volunteer in the program can be.

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