The Huntsville Retired Senior Volunteer Program (HRSVP) serves as a clearing house, matching volunteers age 55 and over to community non-profits in need of service. The Huntsville-Madison County RSVP was one of 11 original national projects founded as part of the Points of Light Foundation initiative.
HRSVP provides a way for seniors to use their life experience and skills to answer the call of neighbors in need. Volunteers can invest from a couple of hours to 40 hours per week to help fill critical needs in the community. In one year, the Huntsville Madison County RSVP provided 105,491 hours of service to 95 local agencies.
Are you eligible? HRSVP volunteers must be...
Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to participate. Whenever possible, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in fully accessible settings.
- Age 55 or better
- Interested in serving the community
- Can volunteer at least 2 hours each week
- Enjoy working with others
How Will You Benefit?
As an HRSVP volunteer, you'll receive...
- Free volunteer placement
- The opportunity to use your experience and skills
- The chance to learn something new and make friendships
- Supplemental Accident and Liability Insurance paid by RSVP
- Access to Senior Center classes and activities (Must be age 60 or better if not RSVP)
- The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in our community
- Invitation to annual Volunteer Appreciation Event with 24 hours of service per year reported to RSVP
How our Community Benefits
The Senior Center, one of the largest and best-equipped centers in the country, benefits from the experience and talents of HRSVP volunteers. HRSVP volunteers teach many of the Center's classes or serve in its extensive network of nutrition sites and smaller centers.
The Huntsville Police and Madison County Sheriff''s Departments utilize the services of HRSVP volunteers in each of its precincts. Volunteers staff the reception areas and perform many clerical duties that would otherwise be performed by Officers, taking them away from more critical police duties. HRSVP volunteers staff the Sheriffs child safety program; community watches; and various other Community Safety and Homeland Security efforts.
HRSVP volunteers also make afghans for nursing homes, provide food for the homeless and homebound through Meals on Wheels, Grocery Assistance and other nutrition programs. HRSVP volunteers staff local events such as Panoply and the Alabama Sports Festival. No matter how big or small a need is, HRSVP volunteers are working to make Huntsville and Madison County a stronger community. Getting involved, and getting things done are the keys to HRSVP.
How to Become an HRSVP Volunteer
Contact Kay Vest, HRSVP Director, by phone (256) 513-8290, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her at the Huntsville Retired Senior Volunteer Program office for Huntsville and Madison County at:
Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, Inc.
2200 Drake Avenue,
Huntsville, AL 35805.
Or you can fill out and submit an HRSVP Enrollment Form
How to Keep Your Volunteer Hours
Use the HRSVP Volunteer Timesheet to capture your volunteer hours and submit before the 10th of each month.