Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP invites adults age 55 and over to use their life experience and skills to answer the call of their neighbors in need. Giving anywhere from 4 to 40 hours per week, RSVP volunteers help solve serious problems in their communities.

RSVP is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is a network of more than half-a-million seniors who are making a difference as Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and Retired and Senior Volunteers. These programs tap the experience, skills, talents, interests and creativity of seniors age 55 and over.


South Central SD RSVP serves the counties of Bon Homme, Clay, Davison and Yankton and has over 675 volunteers who volunteer at over 140 work stations. We are proud to be a Mitchell Area and Yankton United Way partner agency. Volunteers serve in many ways in the community to meet the area needs which include:
  • Area arts
  • Chamber offices
  • Clothing closets/thrift stores
  • Court monitors
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospitals
  • Literacy council tutors
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Reading Buddies
  • Senior Centers
  • Senior nutrition programs
  • Shelters
  • United Way
  • SHIINE programs

Activity Assignments

Volunteers may choose an activity that suits their interests or be can matched through the Volunteer Reporter database. They receive an orientation from RSVP staff and additional instruction, supervision and support at their volunteer station.

RSVP volunteers report their feeling of satisfaction that comes from sharing their time and talent with others. We invite you to join RSVP to experience the many benefits RSVP has to offer! For more information about RSVP, visit the national Senior Corps website, or call 800-424-8867.