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The RSVP office is now open mornings

All RSVP staff continue to work part-time in the office and part-time remotely. If you are unable to come to the office during our office hours, staff are available to meet you by appointment. To schedule an appointment with an individual staff member, please use the contact information on the Our Staff page. You can also call the general RSVP number, 608-238-7787.

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, 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 50 years, RSVP has been matching volunteers, primarily age 55 and older, and community service opportunities. In a typical 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...

RSVP: Celebrating 50 Years of Service!

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THANK YOU to UW Health, Unity Point Health-Meriter & Quartz, and Madison Gas & Electric, our 2022 Volunteer Appreciation 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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