About RSVP Santa Fe

Established in 1971, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the country for individuals age 55 and over. RSVP works in communities across the nation to engage senior volunteers through local volunteer opportunities in order to meet critical community needs. RSVP volunteers choose where, when and how much they want to volunteer, with commitments ranging from one hour per month to 100 hours or more! RSVP is the vital link that connects a lifetime of talents and experiences to community needs.

Program Sponsors

RSVP Santa Fe is a section of the Division of Senior Services, sponsored by the City of Santa Fe Community Services Department. Additional program funding and support comes from the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department, a state agency that is dedicated to promoting the independence and dignity of elders and individuals living with a disability; and through the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Eligibility Requirements

RSVP Santa Fe provides services and opportunities and recruits volunteers and Advisory Council members without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, political affiliation, gender identity or appearance, sexual orientation, veteran status, age (except according to program guidelines, minimum age is 55), or on the basis of disability.

RSVP Santa Fe volunteers must:

  • Be 55 years of age or older and provide proof of identity, such as a government-issued photo identification card;
  • Reside in or near Santa Fe County;
  • Clear a check of the U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website;
  • Clear a criminal history background check, if applicable, depending upon your volunteer assignment;
  • Be willing to accept instruction and supervision as required by your volunteer assignment.