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Retired Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recruits volunteers age 55 and over for service opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availability.

From community policing to immunizing children, from enhancing the capacity of non-profit organizations to improving and protecting the environment, RSVP volunteers put their unique talents to work to make a difference. 

In Ouachita and Union Parishes RSVP is a very diverse organization.  Approximately 600 volunteers give almost 125,000 hours of volunteer work each year. 

Many RSVP volunteers work as volunteers in police service or Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers.  These volunteers work with police, firemen, and other emergency officials to assure a safe community. 

Another area of emphasis is health care for the elderly. Volunteers are stationed at all area hospitals to help where needed. 

Volunteers also work at University of Louisiana in Monroe, LifeShare Blood Center, American Red Cross, Susan G. Koeman Cancer Foundation and area nursing homes

RSVP is a national organization sponsored by ULM for over 35 years. For more information about the national RSVP program, visit www.seniorcorps.gov

For more info about ULM's RSVP program, contact:

Rita Massey,

Teresa Gadberry,
Administrative Coordinator

P.O. Box 4387
4503 Bon Aire Drive
Monroe, LA 71211
318-345-1992 (fax)