RSVP of Central Massachusetts2019-11-24T08:20:00-05:00


Use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years – or develop new ones – while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

RSVP Volunteers of Central Massachusetts shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you’ve acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over.

  • Concerned about HUNGER in your community?  Work in a community garden, a food pantry, or collect and distribute food.
  • Concerned about CHILDREN in your community? Become an advocate for a child in court, support children’s literacy, or tutor at a homework center.
  • Concerned about SCAMS targeting the elderly? Join the “Senior Fraud Players”! Help inform seniors about frauds targeting them by portraying real-life situations in which a con artist tries to defraud the elderly; or train to serve on the “Senior Fraud HelpLine”. Remember, In doubt? Check it out!
    Call 1-800-297-9760
  • Concerned about our VETERANS and active duty military?

Connecting with the Community

Volunteers nationwide
RSVP Central MA Volunteers participating with
Partner Organizations Located in
Cities and Towns Across Central MA



Apply the skills and wisdom you’ve acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others.



Studies show that volunteering helps us enjoy healthier, longer, and more fulfilling lives. Most of our volunteers tell us that they get more out of volunteering than the folks they are helping. Volunteering with RSVP keeps people connected to their community and provides outstanding social opportunities to meet other like-minded volunteers all year long.

Value – a desire to help those less fortunate than themselves / a selfless concern for the well-being of others.
  • “I am concerned about those less fortunate than myself”
  • “I am genuinely concerned about the particular group I am serving”
  • “I feel compassion toward people in need”
  • “I can do something for a cause that is important to me”
  • “I feel it is important to help others”
Social – to meet new people and make new friends or to be with their friends.
  • “My friends volunteer”
  • “People I am close to want me to volunteer”
  • “Others to whom I am close place a high value on community service”
  • “Volunteering is an important activity to the people I know best”
  • “People I know share an interest in community service”
Protective – as a means to “work through their own personal problems” and “a good escape”
  • “No matter how bad I’ve been feeling, volunteering helps me to forget about it”
  • “By volunteering I feel less lonely”
  • ”Volunteering helps me work through my own personal problems”
  • “Volunteering is a good escape from my own troubles”
  • “Doing volunteer work relieves me of some of the guilt over being more fortunate than others”
Understanding – seek to explore their own strengths and expand their understanding of the cause and other volunteers.
  • “I can learn more about the cause for which I am working”
  • “Volunteering allows me to gain a new perspective on things”
  • “Volunteering lets me learn through direct hands-on experience”
  • “I can learn how to deal with a variety of people”
  • “I can explore my own strengths”
Enhancement (esteem) – to make themselves feel more important and needed.
  • “Volunteering makes me feel important”
  • “Volunteering increases my self-esteem”
  • “Volunteering makes me feel needed”
  • “Volunteering is a way to make new friends”
  • “Volunteering makes me feel better about myself”


Together we make all the difference

Volunteering and Its Unexpected Benefits

Roughly 25% of all Americans serve as community volunteers every year, and many others help-out their neighbors in other ways. Volunteers continue to fuel our country’s exceptionalism as they have for centuries. For the Read More ...



To receive more info about enrolling in RSVP please contact us by phone, email or by using the form below.

Barbara Drapos – Director, RSVP Central MA Volunteers 128 Providence St. Suite 305, Worcester, MA 01604 Tel: 508-791-7787 Fax: 508-791-7780 info@rsvpcentralma.org


Learn new skills, meet new people, and lead a healthier, more-fulfilled life. Contact us today to make a difference in your community!

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