RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

A group of people 55 years and older who volunteer in their community to make a difference.

Locally, RSVP is sponsored by the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly. Volunteers work at over 50 stations throughout Boston doing various things including tutoring children in reading, serving lunch to seniors, building ship models, doing arts and crafts in senior centers, serving in homeless shelters, giving museum tours, calling bingo and serving in hospitals. RSVP volunteers are eligible for some out-of-pocket expenses while volunteering, such as travel costs and meals, subject to station regulations. All RSVP volunteers receive free supplemental accident insurance while volunteering. All RSVP volunteers receive the training they need to make a difference.


  • Age 55 and older.

RSVP volunteers are lending a hand all over the country. With more than 2 million members, RSVP is one of the largest national volunteer programs. Volunteers donate their time at over 60 locations throughout Boston including meal sites, museums, senior centers, schools and more!


Contact Patricia McCormack, RSVP Director:

Telephone: 617-635-1794
Fax: 617-635-3213


Current Volunteers

Please use the links below to submit your monthly volunteer totals.

Perspective Volunteers

Search for the perfect volunteer opportunity and apply for the prorgam.

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