RSVP formerly known as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and an outreach service of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks. RSVP connects seniors aged 55 and older to service opportunities in our community.

Volunteers can read weekly with an elementary aged student (reading Buddies program time estimate 1 hour once a week); prepare and package meals at either one of the two senior centers in Springfield; deliver prepared meals to homebound seniors; shop for groceries for homebound seniors.

Hours of operation

M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm

Current need

Tutors for Reading Buddies Program and volunteers for the Homebound Shopper program

What to expect

Reading Buddies students are partnered with help from staff at schools in participating districts and each RSVP participant in the program undergoes a background check. Recipients of the Homebound Shopper program can work with their assigned RSVP volunteer to determine if service will be weekly, monthly, bi-weekly, and so on.

Eligibility requirements

  • READING BUDDIES: Children grades K-3 in Christian, Greene, and Webster Counties. For seniors 55 and older
  • HOMEBOUND SHOPPER: Seniors aged 60 and older living in Greene County who have difficulty shopping for themselves due to disability, immobility, or other concerns are eligible.
  • HOMEBOUND MEAL DELIVERY: Seniors aged 60 and older living in Greene County are eligible.
  • DAILY MEALS AT THE SENIOR CENTER: Seniors aged 60 and older living in Greene County are eligible.

Are you interested in volunteering?

Partial funding for RSVP and its programs comes from the United Way. Learn more about the United Way here.

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