Volunteer Benefits
As an RSVP volunteer you will receive many benefits and support services in addition to helping address community needs.
  • Membership in a national service organization:  RSVP volunteer hours are counted as a part of a statewide and national movement.

  • Supplemental insurance:  Free extra coverage while on duty as a volunteer; this is not a substitute for any insurance the volunteer carries. Click here for more information.

  • Recognition:  Gifts & invitations to recognition events provided throughout the year to acknowledge volunteer contributions to the community.

  • Trainings & workshops:  Access to various informative trainings, including the annual NM Conference on Aging and the monthly AARP Smart Driver course; registration fees paid for by RSVP.

  • Limited Mileage reimbursement:  Gas cards or other reimbursement given if you use your vehicle during your volunteer assignment to complete your duties, not getting to/from; dependent on the program budget.

  • Meals:  Free meal for volunteers serving in the senior center congregate meals program.

  • Special Event and Other Opportunities:  Volunteers receive alerts about special events in need of volunteers and assistance finding new opportunities.

  • Health & Personal Benefits:  Volunteers get the satisfaction of providing a service to others, make an impact in the community, meet new people and build social relationships. A study done by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that volunteering can reduce depression, stress, chronic pain, risk of disease and social isolation, while increasing physical fitness, mental functionality, sense of purpose, social connections, and longevity.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” - Booker T. Washington