Volunteer opportunities for seniors or working with seniors
Volunteer to work with the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
R.S.V.P. recruits, supports and promotes recognition of adult volunteers age 55 and over for their volunteer service with affiliated not-for-profits, public service and proprietary care facilities in efforts to have positive impact on community needs. R.S.V.P. was established in Jefferson County in 1973 by Metro United Way, then joined Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership in January 1999, and moved to Louisville Metro Human Services in 2010. This program is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) and locally sponsored. Active volunteers receive free benefits. Currently, over 600 R.S.V.P. volunteers serve nearly 60 sites of public service and non-profit organizations.
Volunteer to work with the Foster Grandparent Program
If you’re 55 yrs or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent. As a Foster Grandparent, you’re a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Serving at local organizations—including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, day care centers and other youth facilities that serve children with exceptional needs—you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.
Volunteer to work with the Senior Nutrition Program (includes Meals on Wheels)
The Congregate Meal sites and Meals on Wheels Programs possible would not be possible to operate without the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers each day.Volunteers provide a needed service in delivering meals to the homebound elderly. Louisville Metro delivers about 500 meals daily on approximately 53 meal routes. Although the volunteer’s primary role is to deliver a nutritional meal to the homebound senior citizen, face-to-face contact is a very important aspect of this responsibility.