Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Back to Programs

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP is the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a division of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Senior Corps , and is sponsored locally by Burlington Housing Authority , in partnership with local schools, faith-based, and non-profit organizations.


RSVP, now nearly 500,000 strong , is the nation’s largest volunteer network for persons 55 and older , and lets you choose how and where you want to serve and the amount of time you want to give. Studies show: Volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life!

You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use or to develop some new ones! You receive pre-service orientation , site-specific training , reimbursement for travel/meal expenses and supplemental insurance while on duty.

Our children are our future! Help shape that future by volunteering your time as a Tutor, Mentor, or Lunch Buddy in one of the many programs offered in partnership with area schools, faith-based and other non-profit organizations. Choose from in-school, after-school, and summer programs.

Or, use your skills and knowledge to help recruit volunteers for RSVP and other area non-profits.

Current Volunteer Opportunities for Volunteers 55 and older:

Tutor-In-school/on school premises (During school year/various schools) (Need 30)

Lunch Buddy Program-at various schools (Need 20)

Tutor-after school/on school premises (During school year/various schools) (Need 20)

Tutor-after school-BHA “WHIZ KIDS” Programs (During school year/several locations) (Need 10)

Mentor-“Training for Manhood” Program - During school year (Need 4)

Mentor -“Dream Girls” Program - During school year (Need 4)

Mentors and/or Tutors – BHA Summer Programs (3 Elementary/2 Middle School/High School) (Need 20)

Pate Homes After School/Summer Computer Lab - Need 2; Summer (Need 5)

Volunteer Recruiter for RSVP/Area Non-Profits (Need 2-5)

Caregiver Respite Program (Need 10)

(We also refer volunteers of all ages to a variety of volunteer opportunities with our community partners)

  Location/Hours/Staff/Contact Info

Office: Gordon Malone Community Center/Pate Homes, 100 Lunsford Drive, Burlington, NC

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm

Tim Jeffers, RSVP Project Director 336-226-0890

Bonnie Pride, RSVP Clerical Assistant 336-226-0890

RSVP Volunteer Application (download form)



Useful Links
Upcoming Events
Neighborhood Networks Center
US Dept of HUD
City of Burlington
Web Master Info / Copyright 2005 Burlington Housing Authority / Email / Updated Oct. 18, 2011