RSVP (The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), sponsored by Pittsburgh Cares, is a vibrant, vital, and exciting civic opportunity. Not only is RSVP a great place to make a difference in one's community, but it's also a chance to network with other like-minded peers, explore leadership possibilities, learn new skills, and have fun!

Join RSVP and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. With RSVP, you lead with experience and choose your impact. At it's heart, RSVP is all about volunteer customization and placement!

RSVP is available for both Allegheny and Beaver Counties.

RSVP benefits include:

  • Customized placement with a participating non-profit of your choice

    • We evaluate your skills, interest, schedule, location, and any other aspect that you would like us to consider and then make referrals on your behalf.

  • Background Checks and Clearances

    • We offer assistance and reimbursement for any checks or clearances, as need.

  • Transportation Benefit

    • Receive up to $100 to help offset the expenses of travel to your volunteer destination.

  • Supplemental Insurance while volunteering.

  • Be recognized for your service!

    • Periodic social events to say "Thank You!"

    • Free Pirates tickets.T-shirts and pins that celebrate your inclusion as a volunteer.

  • Quarterly Newsletter

    • Stay informed about volunteering in Allegheny County and beyond!

  • Opportunity to volunteer on National Days of Service

    • Volunteer alongside other National Service Volunteer, such as Americorps, for a fun day of volunteering.


If you're interested in signing up for RSVP or would like to learn more about the program contact:

Nina Zappa at or 412.471.2114 ext. 202