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Responding to the needs of the community

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Submitted photo/RSVPJudi Barbour (left), Mirriam Jones and Mary Lou Clifton assist callers on the HelpLine.
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The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Nevada County has 660 volunteers who serve 95 community agencies, putting in 75,000 hours every year.

If you would like more information about this unique workforce, call the program at 271-0849, or e-mail

• RSVP is sponsored by the Area 4 Agency on Aging and receives federal funding through the National Senior Service Corps, a component of the Corporation for National Service.

• Last year, throughout the county, RSVP provided 85 million hours of service, valued at $1.2 billion. RSVP is preparing today to respond to the future wave of volunteers from the baby boom generation.

• RSVP is one of 42 programs throughout California whose mission is to match seniors 55 and older with volunteer positions within public and community-based nonprofit agencies.

• In Nevada County, 660 volunteers are enrolled with RSVP, serving more than 75,000 hours each year in 95 community agencies.

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