RSVP of Galveston County

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The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging has supported RSVP of Galveston County since 2002.

The Sealy Center on Aging is honored and committed to support such meaningful outreach and engagement among the senior community." - Dr. Elena Volpi, Director of UTMB Sealy Center on Aging

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Volunteers are engaged in projects supporting food and diaper banks, veterans, adult day programming, LGBT youth and adults, Meals on Wheels, health education and many other areas. RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where they will serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

Under the authority of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act, the Corporation for National and Community Service provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and of providing a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.

Become a Volunteer

You can use the skills and talents you've learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

We value your time. Our funding agency, The Corporation for National and Community Service estimates a 12-fold return on investment of senior's time in programs like ours. In 2017, RSVP volunteers served over 12,000 hours among 18 non-profit agencies. That translates to $296,280 in valuable donated volunteer efforts among the non-profit sector in Galveston County communities.

We hold an annual luncheon with prizes from businesses across the county to show appreciation for your efforts and gather together for a wonderful time.