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; dependent on the program budget.
  • Meals: Free meal for volunteers serving in the senior center congregate meals program.
  • Special Events & 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.