The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging has supported Americorps Seniors (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
Members of the Sealy Center on Aging Serve the Community
Ritchie Adoue, Director of the RSVP Program and Alice Williams, Community Education Specialist at SCOA, continue to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here they are pictured serving dinner at a Salvation Army food truck in Galveston. Grants program manager Candy Loveless also volunteers her time to feed those in need.
Become a Volunteer
Americorps Seniors are volunteers over the age of 55 (known as RSVP volunteers) who engage in a variety of activities throughout Galveston County non-profit agencies. This program has been supported by UTMB’s Sealy Center on Aging for almost 20 years.
As an RSVP volunteer, you will be introduced to a variety of opportunities among non-profits in the community, based on your personal interests and skills. The decision when and where to volunteer is up to you and the needs of the volunteer location. There are no minimum requirements for your volunteer time. We have volunteers who assist with projects once a year (Nia Cultural Center; Alzheimer’s Walk), once a month (Food Bank Distribution), or once a week (Meals on Wheels; Galveston Urban Ministries). For those seeking even more volunteer time, there are opportunities to be a receptionist, checking in those seeking support services (HIS Ministries and MI Lewis). These are just a few examples. RSVP volunteers have helped hurricane/storm victims by mucking out houses that were damaged, assisting with pets who became homeless, or sorting and bagging donated food items for people who are in need. No special skills are required in the majority of volunteer activities.