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RSVP of Sussex County

RSVP Logo RSVP, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, is the largest organized senior volunteer effort in the nation. We recruit and place adults who are at least 55 years of age in volunteer positions at local non-profit, public and governmental agencies. This successful matching of thousands of volunteers with various organizations in Delaware has been ongoing for over 34 years. RSVP is sponsored by the State of Delaware in New Castle County and Sussex County.



Goals

RSVP helps volunteers to...

  • Experience a sense of belonging
  • Achieve something of importance
  • Express their creativity
  • Find an outlet for their compassion and desire to help
  • Bring a greater purpose to their lives
  • Have an impact by using their skills and knowledge to help the community

Eligibility

  • Adults who are at least 55 years of age are eligible for the RSVP program.

Benefits

  • Participate in meaningful, challenging, and interesting volunteer work
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Receive free supplemental accident, liability, and automobile insurance while volunteering for RSVP organizations
  • Attend an annual recognition event and receive awards based on hours of service

Where They Serve

RSVP members serve in many organizations, contact RSVP Sussex County to learn more by calling 302-856-5815.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of joining RSVP?

  • One-stop shopping for a variety of service opportunities
  • Supplemental accident and liability insurance
  • Annual recognition luncheon

Is there a fee to join RSVP?

No, RSVP does not charge a fee or collect dues for its services.

May I join RSVP and continue serving where I am?

Yes.  If you are currently volunteering at one of RSVP's stations, you can become a member and stay right where you are. If you serve at a non-profit that is not currently a member, we can discuss it becoming one.

Will I be getting calls to do other things?

We will call you only if you want us to.  Some of our members like to know about upcoming one-time or short-term projects.  All RSVP members receive recruitment flyers from time to time that they are free to respond to or ignore.

Why does RSVP need my hours every month?

When we do not receive hours for a member, he or she becomes "inactive" in our computer.  Inactive volunteers are not covered by our insurance.

RSVP is a National Service Program.  What does that mean?

Although sponsored by the state government, RSVP is a federal program.  The service hours you contribute through RSVP are reported to Congress.  Through RSVP you can give back to your local community while serving your country at the same time.

Contact Information

Sussex County RSVP
Georgetown State Service Center
546 South Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-856-5815
Fax: 302-856-5255

How to Get Started

  1. Call RSVP Sussex at 302-856-5815
  2. Complete the application and mail or fax it to:

    Sussex County RSVP
    Georgetown State Service Center
    546 South Bedford Street
    Georgetown, DE 19947
    Fax: 302-856-5255

Upcoming Events

We currently do not have any events, please check back soon!

 




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Last Updated: Tuesday July 06 2010
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