Find information on a variety of topics for people as young as 50, including volunteer opportunities, medical assistance programs, public transportation, and gatherings.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.
Two RSVP volunteers work on a project to improve accessibility to a home.
RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where they will serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty. RSVP volunteers do not receive monetary incentives, but sponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during service.
Service opportunities are as diverse as the communities in which volunteers serve and may include:
- Organizing neighborhood watch programs
- Tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged or disabled youth
- Renovating homes
- Teaching English to immigrants
- Assisting victims of natural disasters
Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A)
M4A's mission is to help older individuals and persons with disabilities access information, assistance, and resources that will empower them to self-advocate, live independently, and enjoy the highest quality of life. For more information call (205) 670-5770.