Senior Services, Inc.
Meeting the needs of Older Adults and those with disabilities in Southwest Michigan

RSVP – Your Invitation to Volunteer:

Engaging People 55 & Better. Meeting Community Needs. Enriching the Lives of Volunteers.

We Need You!  If you are 55 years old or better we encourage you to join RSVP – Your Invitation to Volunteer.  Volunteering has been said to be the “secret ingredient” to staying healthy and fulfilled.  Giving back is not just good for you it makes a difference for others! 


RSVP, part of the Senior Corps national service program, helps people volunteer in their community by partnering with nonprofits and schools.   We thank the RSVP volunteers who generously share their time!  We hope you will join us too.


How Will You Make A Difference?

RSVP Volunteer Time = Focused Results.  Each year 400 RSVP volunteers are addressing the most pressing needs, therefore making the most collective positive impact.  RSVP can help you find the volunteering that is just right for you, and makes a difference for others.  


RSVP membership is free, and benefits are available to people choosing to serve in an RSVP Focus Area activity.  We are accepting new volunteers into RSVP for Focus Area activities.  If you want to serve in other ways, we are ready to help you get connected.  Regular and flexible schedules are available in Kalamazoo County, with a few offered in Calhoun County.         


Focus Area Activities


  Deliver Meals on Wheels

   Tutor or mentor students

●   Give seniors rides to the doctor or grocery store

   Spend time visiting with homebound seniors

●   Help older adults access health care benefits

●   Assist Veterans at the VA Medical Center

●   Distribute emergency food

●   Teach adults to read

●   Make home repairs for low-income seniors

●   Educate older adults on healthy aging

  Supporting home medical equipment loan program


Resources For New Volunteers

To Download and Print an RSVP Volunteer Application, CLICK HERE

Some volunteer positions require a confidential criminal history check, driving record, reference check, and/or other requirements. 


For more information about volunteering call RSVP at 269-382-0515.

Tracie Wheeler, Director, ext. 137

Traci Furman, Special Projects Coordinator, ext. 123

Kathy Cox, Support Services Coordinator, ext. 127


Membership Benefits

  Personalized placement assistance

  Free supplemental excess accident medical, volunteer liability and automobile liability insurance

  Newsletter, The Involvement

  Limited reimbursement for mileage for those who might otherwise find it difficult to volunteer

  Recognition of service

  Invitation  to volunteer celebration

  Free membership to Rx Optical Vision Advantage Program

To read the RSVP newsletter – The Involvement, CLICK HERE 

To read the RSVP Impact Summary,  CLICK HERE

View Senior Corps and RSVP Impact Videos,  CLICK HERE


RSVP Signature Programs

Volunteers 4 Seniors: Help seniors stay living at home by giving rides to non-emergency medical appointments or the grocery store, visiting with them, or assisting with sorting and reading mail.


Mentor Academic Success: Mentor or tutor students one-on-one or in small groups to provide extra help, encouragement and support for their academic achievement and success. 


Peer Prevention Players: Performers promote healthy aging using humorous skits, poems and songs that encourage laughter and enjoyment about growing older.

Triad: Promote the safety of older adults and allay their fears of crime through an educational speakers bureau and distributing a newsletter and safety materials.


    To read the Triad newsletter, CLICK HERE 

    To read the Triad Senior Safety Tips Booklet, CLICK HERE


Bulk Mail Team: Prepare small and large mail projects for nonprofits.


Helping Hands, Happy People: Knit or crochet items, from home or as part of a group at Senior Services, that are distributed to nonprofits and healthcare organizations.


Funding Sources

  Corporation for National and Community Service

●  Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency

  United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

  Partner Agencies (in-kind)

●  Fundraising


Resources For RSVP Volunteers

As RSVP Volunteers, you play an important role in RSVP’s successful development and growth.  RSVP volunteer hours and information about the service you provide are essential. RSVP’s funding sources require us to document and collectively report the positive work you do.  You must report your hours with RSVP’s partner agencies to remain an active volunteer with RSVP and eligible for membership benefits. 


To Download and Print an RSVP Time Sheet, CLICK HERE

For Information about Reporting RSVP Volunteer Hours, CLICK HERE

For a List of Partner Agencies, CLICK HERE

For the RSVP Volunteer Handbook, CLICK HERE


Resources For RSVP Partner Agencies

RSVP Partner Agencies offer service opportunities to RSVP Volunteers that help them achieve their organizational mission and make a positive difference for others.  Their commitment and collaborative spirit allows older adults to apply their skills, experience and wisdom to making their community a better place to live.  


For the RSVP Partner Agency Handbook, CLICK HERE





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