What is RSVP? RSVP stands for Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which is part of a National Senior Corps, a program started in 1971 and now is the largest volunteer program in the country.
Each RSVP serves a local region, as each area has its different needs. Our RSVP serves all of Santa Rosa County and its office is located in the Milton Community Center. The main needs that we try to address in this county are divided into three focus areas: Healthy Futures, Disasters and Education.
The objective for Healthy Futures is to help people live healthier and to be able to remain living independently longer in their own homes. Volunteers aid in educating about nutrition and exercise, as well as providing transportation.
The focus area of Disaster is preparedness and recovery, such as, making disaster kits, staffing shelters, distributing water and food, debris clean up, and to help manage volunteers from out-of-state who come to help.
The third focus is in the area of Education, where our volunteers' mentor the youth through poetry and sewing, and work along with the "Bridges Out Of Poverty" program that mentors adults desiring to provide a better life for their families.
RSVP is open to anyone 55 years old or older, who desire to make a positive impact in the lives of people in their community. Volunteers choose how, when and where they serve, serving anywhere from a few hours a year to 40 hours a week. Never think it is too late, we have volunteers in their 90's still making a difference.
For more information on RSVP, call Faye or Kiwi at
(850) 983-5220, check us out of Facebook, Hit the button below.
Better yet, just drop by our offices at the
Milton Community Center
@ 5629 Byrom St Milton, FL.