RSVP(Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) was created from the central belief that older adult volunteers are valuable resources whose talent, wisdom and experience can be utilized to create Safer, Healthier and Stronger communities.
RSVP meets compelling needs in Denton County by recruiting and placing adults 55 plus within the following focus areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures and other Community Priorities based on assessed needs. We partner with over 100 nonprofits across Denton County
RSVP Volunteers serve those with food security issues. Support is given to area soup kitchens, food banks, meals on wheels, congregate meal sites, Panera Dough-nation and mobile food pantries. You can also find volunteers donating their time to Community Gardens so that fresh produce is given to those in need.
Volunteering reduces social isolation and loneliness. It also increases longevity while improving mental well being and health. RSVP volunteers also give their time to all four county hospitals, oncology centers, health care centers and, most importantly, the MRC (Medical Reserve Corps). Volunteers assist with Covid-19 vaccination clinics.
It is more important now than ever to assist students in public schools reach their full potential. Due to Covid-19, most children are far behind in their studies. RSVP volunteers serve as mentors, tutors and readers Pre-K through 3rd grade in Denton ISD, Little Elm ISD and Lewisville ISD through the Rockin’ Reader Program.
RSVP addresses education shortfalls primarily through its Rockin’ Readers Program. This program provides readers and mentors to students and participants in Denton county school districts and non-profit day care centers. It is designed for children in Pre-K to 3rd grade. Volunteers visit students one time weekly for at least 30 minutes. Background checks are conducted.
The best way to follow our events is through our facebook page which can be accessed here. Our major events will be found here on the website with the detailed information. Questions? Call RSVP at (940) 383-1508 or email at [email protected]
Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc. also hosts an AmeriCorps VISTA program. The mission of AmeriCorps VISTA is to start, strengthen, or expand programs, systems, or services that help people move out of poverty. To put it simply, AmeriCorps VISTA is a domestic Peace Corps. AmeriCorps VISTA has been helping build communities across America for the last 50 years and continues to assist in the alleviation of poverty issues. For additional Information contact Christina Penland, VISTA Project Director at [email protected]