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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Highlands County (RSVP) to provide a variety of opportunities for adults age 55 and older, to actively participate in our community through significant volunteer service.

What is RSVP?

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Highlands County is a non-profit agency that promotes volunteering by offering citizens the opportunity to meet a variety of community needs through volunteer service. RSVP is funded by a federal grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by South Florida State College.

What do RSVP volunteers do?

Volunteers serve in nonprofit and community agencies, governmental agencies, and health care facilities and provide help to individuals in need.

Assignments include:

  • Mentoring and tutoring children and adults
  • Help in hospitals, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes
  • Assist with meal distribution to the homebound
  • Sort donated items and assist thrift stores
  • Make hand crafted items for children, hospice patients, veterans, and seniors
  • Serve as docents in local museums
  • Provide clerical help and assistance to partnering agencies

During 2010, 553 RSVP volunteers engaged in over 71,000 hours of service, saving Highlands County non-profit agencies over one million dollars.

You Benefit.

As an RSVP volunteer, you’ll receive:

  • Free volunteer placement
  • The opportunity to use your experience and skills
  • The chance to learn something new every day
  • Supplemental accident and liability insurance
  • Annual recognition luncheon
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7189
Fax: 863-784-7200