Volunteer & Employment

RSVP Volunteers: Report Your Monthly Hours

You must be an enrolled RSVP volunteer in order to submit your hours.
If you are over 55 and would like to enroll in RSVP 
please contact the RSVP office at (716) 858-7548 or patricia.dowling@erie.gov

Enter Hours Served

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Erie County for all residents of Erie County age 55 or older.

Help others by sharing your experience, abilities and skills - join the team of senior volunteers making a difference in Erie County by contacting us at (716) 858-7548 today.

Benefits of Being an RSVP Volunteer:

  • Opportunity to try new things and meet new people
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are needed and appreciated
  • Volunteer recognition
  • Travel reimbursement (mileage, bus, rapid transit)
  • Supplemental accident and liability insurance 

Some of the Things RSVP Volunteers Do:

  • Bring donated food from restaurants and stores to soup kitchens, etc. to alleviate hunger
  • Help children learn to read or improve math skills
  • Show people how to observe nature and ask questions by acting as tour guides and docents at nature preserves, the zoo, or varied museums
  • Deliver meals to people who are unable to leave their homes
  • Make friendly phone calls to alleviate loneliness
  • Drive vans to transport elderly and disabled persons to places they need to go
  • And many more to make a difference in the community

Current RSVP Volunteers please SAVE THE DATE - our Annual Volunteer Recognition Tribute Day will be Thursday, August 27th.

Doors open at 11:00 am.

Delicious lunch, door prizes and raffles, and a special treat at the historic Our Lady of Victory Basilica. The amazingly talented Emily Tworek-Helenbrook, a 20-year old Soprano and Buffalo Philharmonic Performer, will be giving RSVP a special concert. All RSVP volunteers who have submitted at least 40 hours of service are invited as our guests.

Please call (716) 858-7548 for more information.


Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm