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RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is part of Senior Corps, America’s largest volunteer network for people, age 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers serving nationwide.

Since its inception in 1971, RSVP has remained one of the largest continuous volunteer efforts in the nation, tapping into the broad wealth of skills, talents, and experience of older Americans and matching these skill sets with local needs to bring about effective change within our communities.

The RSVP Oahu Volunteer Program, a program of The Americorps Seniors, is sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services, Elderly Affairs Division.



The following values are used as guiding principles for RSVP. These key ideas help to lay a firm foundation for how RSVP conducts itself, relates to each other and current partners, and all program operations and development.

  • Older adults should have the ability to live independently with dignity and self- determination.
  • Older adults should be enabled to stay in the environment of their choice, for as long as appropriate
  • Capacity building that empowers communities to care for their Kupuna.
  • Altruistic volunteering that makes an impact meeting critical community needs.
  • Empathetic approach to be culturally sensitive.
  • Understand, embrace and engage in the community’s traditions and values.


Thriving communities with the capacity to meet the needs of their own kupuna, through self-sustainable volunteer workforces.


Build community capacity across the island of ‘ Oahu, by providing high quality volunteer experience, encouraging community partnerships, and facilitating community growth.




Become a Volunteer


The Benefits

  • You must be 55 years or better
  • Interested in learning new skills
  • Willing to volunteer on a semi-regular basis to benefit your community
  • Complete a Registration Form (click on link below)
  • Willing to attend an information and orientation session 
  • Opportunities to share your skills, talents and experiences
  • Opportunities to address community needs, while making new friends, learning new or enhancing skills, and cultivating community ties
  • Participate in a nationwide network of RSVP volunteers to build social connections
  • Annual volunteer recognition ceremony 
  • Supplemental accident/liability insurance coverage



Volunteer Opportunities

"Your Gift of Time Can Change a Life!"

  • Supporting Healthy Futures and Independent Living
    • Provide companionship
    • Telephone Reassurance Program
    • Information and Assistance for Seniors


  • Nutrition/Food Support
    • Meal Preparation and Distribution 
    • Home Delivery
    • Grocery Shopping

  • Supporting Our Keiki in Developing School Readiness Skills
  • Community Priority Projects


  • Disaster Preparedness




To learn more or to register, please call our office at 808.768.7778