Volunteer Services

Retired Senior and Volunteers

Moving...Doing...Making a Difference!

The Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps people aged 55 years and older who have gained a lifetime of experience put their skills and talents to work in their communities. Volunteers choose the amount of time they want to serve from just a few hours to up to 20 hours each week in a variety of roles with a focus area of "Healthy Futures" of individuals.  Some of the volunteer opportunities include the following:

  • Advocating in nursing homes and assisted living facilities  
  • Assisting seniors with health insurance challenges 
  • Helping seniors remain in their homes 
  • Hospice care in areas of  patient/family care, bereavement and tuck-in-caller
  • Hospital and non-profit services
  • Meals on Wheels (MOW) services
  • Nursing Home friendly visitor
  • Support services to community and government agencies 
  • Telephone outreach caller to  the homebound, sick, and people with disabilities
  • Transportation for seniors to appointments and more…

To qualify, an individual must be willing to:

  • Use their gifts and talents to help others,
  • Serve in the communities of Prince George’s County and
  • Help people of all ages and ethnicities.

Some of the program benefits are:

  • Secondary accidental and personal liability insurance,
  • Mileage Reimbursement up to $25 monthly and
  • Orientation and on the job training.

For additional information, e-mail Pamela Sharps – Project Director at pdsharps@co.pg.md.us, 301-265-8486 or familyservices.mypgc.us

RSVP Registration Form

Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparents work in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, jails and day care centers. Foster Grandparents volunteer their time to help children who are being abused or uncared for by their mothers, help troubled teenagers and young mothers care for premature infants and children with physical disabilities. Foster Grandparents offer one-on-one, daily attention that helps young people grow, gain self-confidence and become productive members of our communities.

Foster Grandparents Program participants are age 60+ and who work with at-risk children in various community settings. Participants work 20 hours a week and receive a small stipend. For more information, please contact the Foster Grandparent Program at (301) 265-8450.

To volunteer, send e-mail to DFSWebmaster@co.pg.md.us.

The Telephone Reassurance Program

The Telephone Reassurance Program utilizes senior volunteers serving through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to place daily reassuring phone calls - Monday through Friday - to homebound and isolated seniors within Prince George's County. The goal of the program is to eliminate some of the concerns facing seniors who live alone, thereby assisting them to remain independent. The program provides the opportunity to socialize by telephone with someone who cares. It allows individuals to keep in contact with their community and helps decrease the feelings of loneliness and isolation. It also provides added peace of mind to relatives who live out of town, or who are unable to contact their family member on a regular basis. For more information, please call (301) 265-8450.

For more information, please call (301) 265-8450 or e-mail us at DFSWebmaster@co.pg.md.us.