The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) began in 1973 to serve the community in Montgomery County and the City of Radford. The purpose of RSVP is to provide a wide variety of opportunities for persons, age 55 or older, to participate more fully in the life of their community through significant volunteer service. RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Montgomery County Government, the project sponsor.
RSVP volunteers serve part time, helping through a variety of local non-profit organizations, agencies and institutions that are designated as volunteer work stations.
Among their many accomplishments, RSVP volunteers:
Saved NRV Residents $566,155 through Medicare counseling to seniors.
Collated bulk mailings fo 6 local non-profit agencies.
Assisted local clothing and food banks raising $198,800 in additional resources to sustain their missions.
Provided coupons, care packages and greeting cards for veterans and military families. $531,253 in coupons were mailed to the Overseas Coupon Program.
Provided visitation, entertainment, classes and parties for residents of eight nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and veteran care centers.
Through fundraising efforts, the Advisory Council awarded two $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors preparing to pursue studies in the areas of human services or medical services.
Your donations will help us continue to provide $1,000 scholarships to outstanding seniors in Montgomery County or City of Radford who plan to pursue studies in human services or a medical field. In addition, your contribution will support many of the programs administered by RSVP.
We encourage you to visit www.montgomerycountyva.gov/RSVP
for more information about our volunteer and community events.