AmeriCorps Seniors (RSVP)

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RSVP 40th Anniversary
RSVP Celebrates 40 years at Triton College!

The AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) pairs adults aged 55 and older with organizations in the community for volunteer service. This grant-funded program through AmeriCorps Seniors has been sponsored by Triton College since 1983.

Funding for RSVP comes from AmeriCorps Seniors, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA), Leyden Township, and Triton College.

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in the RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. You can find an opportunity with any of the thousands of organizations we work with that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served their community.

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Benefits and Reasons to Join

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  • Volunteer Placement – RSVP works with you in finding a volunteer assignment to suit your interests, skills, or expertise
  • Membership – There is NO cost. As an enrolled RSVP volunteer, you are a national AmeriCorps Seniors organization member
  • Newsletter –A newsletter is sent to members and partners quarterly. It provides news regarding RSVP programs, activities, volunteer opportunities, and information about Triton College, and the community
  • Recognition Event – A recognition event is held annually to thank volunteers and volunteer stations for their dedication and commitment to service
  • Programs – Throughout the year, RSVP provides programs for life enrichment, learning, and social activities that allow volunteers to meet with one another and gain insight into topics affecting senior adults
  • Insurance – RSVP provides supplemental automobile liability insurance while on volunteer assignments
  • Reimbursement – RSVP can reimburse volunteers for transportation (mileage, bus, taxi, or train service) from home to their volunteer site and back. Reimbursement is NOT a payment or a stipend for your volunteering

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Volunteer Requirements

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  • Age 55 or older
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Desire to help others
  • Flexible schedule
  • Complete RSVP paperwork by deadlines provided (annual update form and submission of a monthly timesheet)

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Examples of Volunteer Assignments

RSVP Volunteer helping out elderly person

  • Advisory Council (RSVP)
  • Children’s Activities
  • Computer/Data Entry/Internet
  • Conversation Tutor-ESL
  • Education
  • Food Pantry
  • Fund Raising/Grant Writing
  • Hospice/Respite
  • Library/Reading
  • Marketing
  • Office Aide/Clerical
  • Reception/Hospitality
  • SPOT Volunteer (Special Placement One Time)
  • Tax Counseling for the Elderly
  • Thrift/Gift/Resale Shops
  • Tutoring/Mentoring
  • Volunteer Recruitment

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Enrollment Process

  • Complete a Volunteer Membership Application and send it to the RSVP office
  • Meet with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss your interests and search current volunteer openings
  • Meet with staff at the volunteer station and discuss assignment*
  • Once everyone agrees to the assignment, the Volunteer Coordinator will notify the volunteer of a start date.

* = Some volunteer stations will require further paperwork and have their own onboarding process (such as a background check, drug test, and or training)

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RSVP Newsletters

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Volunteer Opportunities

Coming Soon

To volunteer for an RSVP Program Event, click HERE.

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RSVP Membership Application

When completed, return the document the RSVP Office by either...
   Triton College
   2000 North Fifth Avenue
   Room R-221
   River Grove, IL 60171
   Attn: RSVP

   (708) 583-3778
Email Attached Scanned Document:

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RSVP Time Sheet

Time sheets are the way we keep track of the hours you serve.

This helps so that we can report to the state and federal government on the impact our volunteers are having in the community.

Specifically, the state bases our funding on the total amount of hours our volunteers serve—the more hours you serve, the more money we may receive.

NOTE: Time sheets are due to the office by the fifth of each month.

When completed, return the document the RSVP Office by either...
   Triton College
   2000 North Fifth Avenue
   Room R-221
   River Grove, IL 60171
   Attn: RSVP

   (708) 583-3778
Email Attached Scanned Document:

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Volunteer Station Partners

List of Current Volunteer Station Partners

Reasons for Being an RSVP Volunteer Station Partner


RSVP Boundaries

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Volunteer Station Partners Request Application

Memorandum of Understanding

(MOU) provides detailed provisions to ensure compliance with program regulations.

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Request to Volunteer 
for an RSVP Program Event

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RSVP Staff

Mario Porras
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3599

Geraldine Lustro
Program Assistant
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3896

Minerva McLaren
Volunteer Coordinator
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3835

Beth Sanfilippo
Program Assistant
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3603

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