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Retired Senior & Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Did you know that volunteerism is good for the heart? It increases your self-esteem and confidence as well as lessens stress and depression. In fact, studies show that people who volunteer live longer, healthier and happier lives!
MaineGeneral RSVP (Retired Senior & Volunteer Program) engages persons 55 and older in meaningful volunteer services that meet critical community needs and enrich the lives of volunteers. Our service area is Kennebec, Somerset and Franklin Counties.
We work to match a volunteer's life experiences, skills and interests with identified community needs in a local nonprofit organization or a signature program in one of our focus areas (see below).
As a result, MaineGeneral RSVP makes a difference in people's lives and in the community.
RSVP is a part of Senior Corps and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Our Focus Areas

  • Healthy Futures
  • Community Impact Programs
  • Veterans & Military Families

Benefits of RSVP 

  • We ensure assignments are consistent with the interests/abilities of volunteers and the needs of the community or organization served.

  • We make sure volunteers receive needed orientation, training, individual support and supervision and recognition for their volunteer service.

  • We provide benefits that include supplemental accident/liability insurance and more.

Not sure what you'd like to do? Let our volunteer coordinator discuss with you the many available opportunities in your area.

Contact Us

MaineGeneral RSVP's office is located at 10 Water Street, Suite 302, Waterville.
  • To learn more, please contact Linda Rood, RSVP Field Coordinator. She is available by phone Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (207) 861-3534 or toll-free (800) 427-1127. She is also available by email

  • RSVP Director Ruth Saint Amand is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (207) 861-3428. She is also available by email.