Welcome to the new homepage for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Flathead County Montana.
RSVP is the largest older-adult volunteer program in the United States and has been around Flathead County since 1973.
The purpose of RSVP is to match abilities and interests of working OR retired person’s age 55 or better with needs in their communities. Volunteers serve in a myriad of opportunities; commodity and delivery drivers, cribbage instructors, greeters, musical entertainment groups, office helpers, mentors, and tutors to name a few.
The Corporation for National & Community Service provides federal grant funds to Senior Corps Programs which includes; RSVP. The Corporation is the nation’s largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering. Logistic and financial support is also contributed through the local United Way with Flathead County serving as the local sponsor. RSVP is managed as an independent program of Area IX Agency on Aging.
Flathead County RSVP is guided by a 14-member Advisory Council that meets the third Wednesday of every month at Heritage Place. The Council helps review and coordinate programs/services and support volunteerism. Members serve three-year, alternating terms.