image of Center logo and seniors participating in outreach activities

RSVP Volunteer Program of Galveston County (RSVP) Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

"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

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

Who We Serve

Above: Volunteers involved with the 2015 MLK Day of Service

  • AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas (ACCT)
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Better Business Bureau - Education Foundation
  • D'Feet Breast Cancer
  • Dickinson Citizens Police Academy
  • Elks Lodge #126
  • Galveston County Food Bank - Texas City
  • Galveston County VA Clinic
  • Gulf Coast Center - Veteran Support Services
  • Gulf Pride for Youth
  • HIS Ministries
  • Libbie's Place Senior Day Program
  • MI Lewis
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center
  • Satori Elementary School
  • The Galveston Diaper Bank
  • UTMB Sealy Center on Aging
Return on Investment

We value your time. The 2015 Fact Sheet from 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.

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.

Mayor's Day of Recognition

Galveston area mayors proclaim April 7th Day of Recognition Honoring Volunteer and Community Service. Special thanks to Ritchie Adoue!

Galveston area mayors proclaim April 7th as the Day of Recognition Honoring Volunteer and Community Service. Special thanks to Ritchie Adoue!

Site managed by UTMB Sealy Center on Aging • September 2016