Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to serve their communities.

Volunteers choose how and where they want to serve—from a few hours to more than 40 hours a week. RSVP volunteers provide hundreds of community services. RSVP offers "one stop shopping" for all volunteers 55 and over who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities in their local communities.

 Maine Programs

Aroostook RSVP

County served: Aroostook

Primary Contact: Marge Yeager, Program Manager, Aroostook RSVP
Aroostook Area Agency on Aging,
PO Box 1288
260 Main Street, Suite B, Presque Isle, ME 04769
phone: 207.764.3396 x161, 1.800.439.1789 
fax: 207.764.6182
email: marge.yeager@aroostookaging.org
web site: http://aroostookaging.org/

Aroostook Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) promotes healthy, successful aging and meets critical local needs by matching people age 55 and older with nonprofit or public organizations that utilize volunteers to deliver services and accomplish their missions. 

Volunteers work with RSVP program coordinators to select opportunities that best meet individual interests and expertise.  Volunteers have the right to accept or refuse any specific volunteer position.  They receive supplemental accident and liability insurance, some expense reimbursement and the great satisfaction of making an important contribution to their community.

Catholic Charities Maine RSVP

Counties served: Kennebec and Somerset

Primary Contact: Cindy Whitney, CVA, RSVP Project Director  
Catholic Charities SEARCH RSVP Project  
Christ The King Parish, 291 Water Street, P.O. Box 2027, Skowhegan, ME 04976
phone: 207-576-5730
emailcwhitney@ccmaine.org 
web sitewww.ccmaine.org

Somerset Contact: Cindy Whitney, RSVP Search Director
Catholic Charities SEARCH Project
Christ The King Parish, 291 Water Street, P.O. Box 2027, Skowhegan, ME 04976
phone: 207-576-5730
email: cwhitney@ccmaine.org 
web site: www.ccmaine.org

Kennebec Contact: Lynn Kidd, SEARCH RSVP Coordinator
Catholic Charities SEARCH RSVP Project
24 Washington Street, Augusta, ME  04330
phone: 207-530-0137
email: lkidd@ccmaine.org 
web site: www.ccmaine.org

Catholic Charities Maine RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) focuses on supporting seniors ages 60 and above in our communities. 

Are you SEARCHING for a way to make a difference? Join others, that are 55+ by giving back to your community by becoming a RSVP volunteer.

Catholic Charities RSVP volunteers will provide companionship & socialization activities, transportation support and referrals for seniors to help them be less isolated & lonely, more connected to their communities and the services that can support them, and to support them in living in their homes longer and age in place.  

Our volunteer stations in Kennebec and Somerset counties will support seniors in our SEARCH (Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope) Program. Join us in making a positive difference in the life of a senior.

Catholic Charities RSVP provides training, ongoing support, supplemental insurance coverage, recognition.

Penquis RSVP

Counties served: Knox, Lincoln, Waldo

Primary Contact: Lorain Francis, Program Director
Penquis Community Action Program
Main Office: 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Rockland Office: 315 Main Street, Suite 205, Rockland, ME  04841
phone: (207) 207-974-2432
email: lfrancis@penquis.org
web site: www.penquis.org

Join your friends and neighbors that are 55+ and are giving back to their community by joining RSVP, a program that will match your skills, interests, and talents with a local food pantry, or food nonprofit needing your help.

Penquis RSVP in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln Counties focuses on Food Pantries and fresh food distribution where the need is great to feed our neighbors.  RSVP volunteers make a huge impact on food insecurity in Maine.

We have opportunities to fit your skills.  You can serve in a leadership or organizational position, be part of a team, or participate in projects and special events.  Volunteer opportunities are available with projects that are just getting off the ground, or well-established.  Volunteers serve weekly, monthly, seasonally, and as needed for day of and special events.

Call Penquis RSVP.  We will help you find a volunteer opportunity that best suits your needs, interests, and time available.  Let us help you explore ways to make a contribution.

RSVP of Southern Maine

Counties served: Cumberland, York

Primary Contact: Mary Hadlock
Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging,
136 US Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
phone: (207) 396-6509, 1 (800) 427-7411 
fax: (207) 883-8249
email: mhadlock@smaaa.org
web sitehttps://www.smaaa.org/volunteer/index.html

RSVP's mission is to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for adults and to serve communities by utilizing the talents, expertise and life-long experiences of older adult volunteers.  RSVP recruits volunteers age 55 and over to serve in non-profit organizations and health care organizations.

RSVP of Southern Maine currently has volunteers placed in over 50 organizations in York and Cumberland Counties.  RSVP volunteers come from all backgrounds and choose volunteer opportunities based on their interests, skills and schedule. RSVP provides all its volunteers with a variety of volunteer opportunities from which to choose, careful placement, on-going support, recognition of their service, insurance coverage while volunteering and membership in a national volunteer organization. Many volunteers give one morning or afternoon of service each week, but any amount of service is welcome and schedules are flexible. 

RSVP is looking to place volunteers in six important impact areas this year - Education, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity and Disaster Services.  

Southern Maine Agency on Aging has been the sponsor for RSVP in Cumberland and York counties since the program began here in 1973.

UMaine Center on Aging RSVP

Counties served: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington

Primary Contact: Paula Burnett 
UMaine Center on Aging RSVP,
Camden Hall, 25 Texas Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401
phone: (207) 262-7926 
fax: (207) 262-7921
emailpaula.burnett@maine.edu
web sitehttps://mainecenteronaging.umaine.edu/service/umaine-center-aging-rsvp/

UMaine Center on Aging RSVP members are active, vibrant adults aged 55 to 100+ who invest their skills and life experiences to make a difference for generations in Eastern Maine through volunteer service. Our membership consists of Senior Volunteers Responding to Community Needs in the following focus areas:

Home-delivered meals for the elderly by volunteers and volunteer support for supplemental food programs to address food insecurity among seniors. Bone Builders excersize program for older adults led by volunteers to combat osteoporosis by building bone density and education around fall prevention.

 

RSVP members can "shop" for volunteer opportunities that best match their interests and skills with assistance from the RSVP staff. Training for volunteer positions are provided, along with supplemental accident/liability insurance, recognition, and on-going volunteer support.

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis classes led by volunteer instructors for older adults with arthritis, joint, and other muscle-skeletal issues.
  • School readiness/early childhood literacy - seniors serving as volunteer readers in child care centers.
  • Volunteer support for respite and independent living for seniors.
  • Miscellaneous volunteer opportunities that support other community priorities including services to veterans and capacity building for agencies.