RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
The Retired and Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) is the largest organized senior volunteer program in the nation and is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. This program is sponsored by the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders and administered by the Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled, provides opportunities for people aged 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choices of volunteer assignments working in community wide projects throughout Cumberland County, New Jersey. RSVP has 353 volunteers working in 48 volunteer sites. Our volunteers contribute anywhere from a few hours to over forty hours a week. In 2015, 353 volunteers provided over 64,000 hours serving their community.
RSVP Helps volunteers to...
- Experience a sense of belonging
- Achieve something of importance
- Express their creativity
- Find an outlet for their compassion and desire to help others
- Have a positive impact by using their skills and knowledge to help your community
- Adults who are at least 55 years of age are eligible for the RSVP program
- Participate in meaningful, challenging, and interesting volunteer opportunities
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Learn new skills
- Receive free supplemental accident, liability, and automobile insurance while traveling to and from volunteer assignments
- Attend an annual recognition event
- Receive mileage reimbursement
Where They Serve
- RSVP members serve in many organizations in the community
Make a difference in your community by Volunteering
Your community needs you! RSVP can help you use your skills and talents to assists others. Volunteers are the “Helping Hands” of the majority of non-profit organizations and are often in short supply. RSVP volunteer’s help these agencies meet the priority needs of the community. The staff of RSVP will be happy to match your skills to the specific needs of our community’s agencies. We can open doors to make the right contact for you as a volunteer. We're always interested in hearing about your volunteer experience and will contact you periodically to make certain you are satisfied with your assignment.
For more information about volunteering, please call or visit the RSVP Office at 800 E. Commerce Street, Bridgeton, N.J. Phone: (856) 691-1328.
RSVP of Cumberland County New Jersey needs volunteers for the following sites:
||Needs volunteers to mentor youth, ages 6-12, through a consortium of faith-based partnerships in Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland
(Senior Health Insurance Program)
|State sponsored program needs volunteers to assist and council seniors with health insurance questions, mandatory training and monthly meeting
|Margaret Winchester Enrichment Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
||Volunteers needed to assist clients by providing escort and guide services, participating in activities and in daily programs of the center
|American Red Cross
||Volunteers needed in the Blood Services Department that can volunteer 3-4 hours once a week in different blood drives throughout Cumberland County
|Code Blue Project
||Needs volunteers to assist with the preparation of the "Warming Centers". Centers are located in Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland.
|Big Brothers/Big Sisters
||Needs volunteers to take part in a 1:1 mentoring relationship between caring, committed volunteer and a child who is in need of a positive role model and friend
| Meals on Wheels
||Needs volunteers to deliver a hot meal to the elderly and homebound weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bridgeton area.
800 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Fax: (856) 563-1741
Judy A. Truman, Project Director