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RSVP Program (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

The RSVP Program (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal domestic volunteer agency. It's sponsored by the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.

The RSVP Program provides a program through which older adults (age 55 and over) contribute their time, talent and expertise to volunteer in their own communities. Its volunteers number nearly half a million nationwide, serving non-profit organizations by giving 64 million hours of service each year.

Register with the RSVP Program and join seniors, 55 and over who volunteer and benefit from mileage re-imbursement, volunteer insurance, and recognition activities. Call 419-382-0624 for information about the following service opportunities and learn about many additional volunteer service positions that may suit your interests and lifestyle.

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Transportation Assistance

Volunteer to assist older adults by providing transportation to access personal business and non-emergency medical appointments.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Senior Safety

Promote safety and prevent fire emergencies through education and demonstrations to seniors in our community. Become a SAFE volunteer with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department and the Area Office on Aging.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Medicare and Benefits Assistance

Become an OSHIIP volunteer, a trained benefits educator and share accurate and unbiased information about Medicare and available benefits.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Meal Delivery

Deliver healthy meals to the homebound and help ensure food security for older adults. Volunteers assist with the pick-up of meals and the delivery to designated routes on week days.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Home Repair

Provide opportunities to own and live in a safe decent home by volunteering to assist with building or repairing area houses.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Healthy Living

Maximize your health and wellbeing by improving your balance, reducing falls and managing your chronic conditions.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Disaster Preparedness

Join trained and reliable senior volunteers dedicated to assistance, response, and recovery in the time of community disaster.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Child Literacy

Reading is the key to success. Help a child learn to read by becoming a reading tutor and mentor for K-3rd grade students.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Companion - Friendly Visitor

Monitor the well-being of vulnerable seniors while providing companionship as a volunteer with the Toledo Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, the Sylvania Township Senior Volunteer Program and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

Caregiver Respite

Provide time away for a Caregiver. Volunteer for a few hours a week by providing in-home socialization and companionship that helps ensure older adults remain living at home for as long as possible.

For more information, call:
(419) 382-0624, Ext. 2218

  • “It makes my day doing something nice for someone else, instead of just thinking of myself.”

    Josephine Cleaves, RSVP Patrol Volunteer

  • “We have goals of staying active through volunteerism and helping those in need. The RSVP Program helps us interact with new people and take on projects that make a positive difference in our community.”

    Walt and Carol Tylicki, RSVP Program Volunteers

Senior Safari

September 12, 2017

The Area Office on Aging’s Senior Safari is held at the Toledo Zoo’s Nairobi Pavilion. The event goes from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Those age 60 and over get free parking and free admission to the Zoo. Lunch tickets are available for the Area Office on Aging's Senior Safari ...

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