Where Volunteers Make a Difference


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

Per the Forward Dane Plan, from the end of the Safer at Home through Phase 1 of the Forward Dane Plan, the RSVP office will continue to be closed to the public. Our staff are hard at work remotely, 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 only. To reach any of our staff, go to the Our Staff page for email addresses and phone numbers. You can also call Margie Zutter, Executive Director, at (608) 663-7536. Thank you.


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 and Ho-Chunk Nation, our Volunteer Recognition Event major sponsors.

Our Stories

Knitting with a Purpose

Inspiration is a beautiful force, and something that RSVP Group Projects Volunteer, Karen Laszewski, feels every day while knitting and crocheting.

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