Americorps Seniors are volunteers over the age of 55 who engage in a variety of volunteer activities, within Galveston County, identified through the RSVP Volunteer Program, sponsored and supported by UTMB’s Sealy Center on Aging for over 19 years.
As a 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 on 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.