Camden County Senior Corps/RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS)and has been hosted by The Community Planning & Advocacy Council (CPAC) for over 30 years. RSVP volunteers have serviced their local community in hundreds of ways. RSVP has been charged by the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) to address six focus areas identified in the Serve America Act. These six focus areas are:
  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families
RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. RSVP has nearly 500,000 volunteers meeting community needs across the country. With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that’s right for you. RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations. There are over 250 volunteers within Camden County alone working in nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government agencies, health centers, schools and senior centers. Camden County RSVP has seniors serving in capacities such as: tutors, mentors, advocates on the state level for senior and youth services, disaster preparedness projects, legal representatives, grant reviewers, food delivery services and organizational capacity building assistance. Every volunteer is important to us, which is why we offer pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you will serve, and free supplemental insurance while on duty. RSVP cares about every one of its volunteers and works hard to ensure the success of all. RSVP member’s experience of greater sense of self by helping others in need. Studies have proven that those who volunteer have greater longevity, higher functional ability, less likelihood for heart disease and look at life in a positive way.