Sponsored by HANCI since 1972, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) matches volunteers age 55 and older with exciting volunteer opportunities throughout Niagara County. RSVP volunteers help approximately 50 Niagara County not-for-profit, public agencies and organizations, donating over 80,000 hours of service each year. In becoming an RSVP volunteer, you will join more than 400 other citizens in using your skills and experience to meet critical needs throughout Niagara County.

The Benefits of RSVP

Volunteers are eligible to receive mileage reimbursement from their homes to their volunteer stations and back, or they can use their transportation expenses as a tax deduction. RSVP covers volunteers to and from and while they are volunteering with a supplemental insurance policy. Volunteers are also entitled to a free recognition luncheon if they have volunteered 48 hours or more during the program year. In addition, they receive appreciation gifts at the annual luncheon and are also invited to attend various appreciation events that are held throughout the year.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Lockport Area:

  • Lockport Meals on Wheels
  • Niagara County Historical Society
  • Niagara County Office for the Aging Home Delivered Meal Program
  • Sister Loretta Soup Kitchen
  • Lockport Elementary Schools
  • Wilson Elementary School

Niagara Falls Area:

  • Catellani Art Museum
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heart & Soul Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen
  • Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC)
  • Niagara Falls Meals on Wheels
  • Niagara Falls Elementary Schools
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
  • Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

North Tonawanda Area:

  • DeGraff Memorial Hospital
  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
  • North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels
  • North Tonawanda Elementary Schools
  • North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry
  • Riviera Theatre

All Areas:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Program Trainers
  • Niagara County Office for the Aging Home Delivered Meal Program

RSVP Funding

RSVP is federally funded through a continuation grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Additional funding comes from the New York State Office for the Aging, the United Way of Greater Niagara, the United Way of the Tonawandas, and local contributions.

For more information, call Kim Richbart (716) 285-8224, ext. 216 or email Richbart@hanci.com.

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