RSVP is America's largest volunteer programs for seniors. RSVP provides opportunities for older adults to use their knowledge and life experiences to help meet local critical needs by volunteering in elementary schools, food preparation sites, hospitals, and other nonprofit agencies.

The Audubon Area RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a network of nearly 700 volunteer members, aged 55+, serving in more than 70 nonprofit organizations to address a wide variety of critical community needs. Membership is free and provides numerous benefits to the volunteers during their service. All members receive supplemental liability insurance, as well as, a life insurance benefit. Transportation or travel reimbursement is provided, if needed. The program publishes a quarterly newsletter and offers varied opportunities for service recognition.

The skills, interests, and life experiences of volunteers are matched with opportunities offered within the nonprofit community. Volunteers select their assignments and determine their hours of service. The Audubon Area RSVP was awarded Kentucky’s 2009 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the national service-group category.

The Audubon Area RSVP serves Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties. The program is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service, local governments, in-kind donations and is a United Way agency.

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