Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Monroe County

The Monroe Center for Healthy Aging is proud to serve as the sponsor of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Monroe County.

RSVP is a division of Senior Corps, the largest national volunteer organization for people 55 years of age and older with nearly 430,000 volunteers working on crucial community issues. Here's a few of the benefits:

  • Flexibility in volunteer experience
  • Targeted expense reimbursement
  • Orientation and Best Practice Focus
  • Complimentary supplemental insurance
  • Recognition of service, social networking, and celebration events

Using the skills and experience of citizens 55 years of age and older, Monroe County RSVP seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement through service and volunteerism.

Retired and senior volunteers match their passions and interests with identified community needs. The RSVP volunteer chooses the type of experience they wish to have, and how often and how long they wish to serve. Volunteers can use developed skills or expand into whole new areas of choice. RSVP works hand in hand with local partners by tapping the can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

Funding for RSVP is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service and the Monroe County Commission on Aging.

To register, please call the RSVP staff at (734) 241-0408 or stop by the Monroe Center to pick up a registration form.

More information is available on the RSVP website:

Joe Grifka

RSVP Director

Monroe Center Volunteer Opportunities

The Monroe Center relies heavily on volunteers to help with the various activities, events, and programs that are offered. Last year, volunteers donated 5,260 hours of assistance!

Various volunteer opportunities are available:

  • Assistance with special events
  • Bingo workers
  • Database input
  • Dining room assistance
  • Friendly visits or sunshine calls
  • Front Desk help
  • Greeter
  • Newsletter assembly
  • Quarterly Rummage & Bake Sale
  • Set-Up
  • Clean-Up
  • Volunteer transportation

To find out more about any of these opportunities, please call (734) 241-0404 or stop in to the Center and talk with our Volunteer Coordinator or Program Director.

Elaine Hudkins

Volunteer Coordinator