Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Christine Towner, Director of RSVP       
Telephone (607) 664-2298

RSVP has been serving residents of Steuben County since 1974. RSVP is the premier organization engaging senior volunteers in improving and enriching the lives of residents of all ages in our community.  Since its early days in Steuben County, RSVP has grown to over 400 volunteers providing $1.6 million of service according to Independent Sector, a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good. Our dedicated volunteers give over 100,000 hours of service per year to enhance the quality of life for residents in Steuben County.

Mission Statement
RSVP promotes the concept of productive aging, providing individuals, age 55 and older, with meaningful work, while utilizing them as community builders. RSVP seniors, through a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, provide major cost savings to agencies and municipalities and make a significant impact on critical community needs. 


Steuben RSVP is sponsored locally by the Steuben County Office for Aging, in partnership with the New York State Office for the Aging and the Administration for Community Living.


Steuben RSVP is administered on the federal level by the:

RSVP is a part of Senior Corps, along with Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions. 
Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement.




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