The skills, knowledge and life and experience of Britain's over 50's are a valuable resource. At CSV we can help you share them with your local community.
You could join over 17,000 volunteers on our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP). There is no upper age limit and no-one is rejected. Disability is not a barrier.
RSVP is unique. Projects are organised and led by volunteers so there are no limits; opportunities with RSVP are as diverse as you are. If you have the passion, energy and enthusiasm, you can make things happen in your community. The only limit is your imagination!
Across the UK, retired and senior volunteers drive older patients to hospital appointments, read and share skills with school children, knit teddies and blankets for children who've suffered trauma, research and record local history, befriend isolated older people and much, much more besides.
Take Stan Pitt for example. Along with his wife, Yvonne, he's been a professional dance teacher for nearly 10 years. Every Wednesday, Stan and Yvonne run a tea dance for older people in Coventry. To find out what it means to Stan, Yvonne and the dancers, watch the video below.
If you would like to set up your own retired and senior volunteering project or become an RSVP volunteer organiser, get in touch through our national and regional offices.
For national enquiries please contact:
CSV, The Levy Centre,18-24 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD
Visit the RSVP UK website at www.csv-rsvp.org.uk
North East England
North East England, County Durham
London & SE