Retired/Senior Volunteer Program

RSVP: Connecting Seniors to the Community

Click here to see a story from NBC26, which features interviews with several RSVP volunteers about the value of seniors giving back to their community and how the RSVP program can help seniors find the opportunities that match their time, talents, and interests.

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RSVP Advisory Council

The RSVP Advisory Council, made up of community members and agency leaders, provides advice and support for the planning and development of the Volunteer Center of Brown County’s Retired/Senior Volunteer Program.

Barb Beaver
Jessica Blatz
Kimberly Gould
Samantha Petersen

RSVP is a federally funded grant program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer organizations in the nation, RSVP engages more than 208,000 people age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities across the country.

RSVP staff members provide personalized assistance to match the volunteers’ interests, talents, and available time to current opportunities within their community. We currently have volunteers placed at 34 volunteer stations. Click here to see a list. While receiving assistance with selection of volunteer opportunities, the RSVP program can also:

  • Help you maintain and build social connections
  • Provide opportunities for you to develop new skills and knowledge
  • Allow you to keep using skills you developed over a lifetime
  • Guide you to volunteer opportunities that have high impacts in the community
  • Assist you with the transition into retirement

Did You Know?

In 2018, RSVP volunteers contributed 32,426 hours to non-profits in our community, and volunteers ages 70-79 contributed the most toward this statistic (11,370 hours)!

Margi from the RSVP counsel
Mrs. Clause
Bonnie at Paul's Pantry
RSVP photo with 2 women
Senior Expo 2018 table

The RSVP Volunteer Handbook can be found here. This will provide an overview of RSVP program benefits, as well as your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer.

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To accept this invitation to learn about volunteer opportunities that are right for you, email RSVP Director Leanne Baeten or call (920) 429-9445. If you would like an enrollment form, click here or on the button below. Then you may download it, fill it out, and email it to us. Alternatively, you may print it out and mail it or fax it to us.

Forms for Current RSVP Volunteers

(includes the Volunteer Center’s travel policy)

Download, fill out on your computer, and email to us
or print out, fill out by hand, and mail to us.

Download, fill out on your computer, and email to us
or print out, fill out by hand, and mail to us.