Lead With Experience

RSVP is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to encourage and foster the development and maintenance of volunteer opportunities that engage, support and enhance the lives of Americans 55+, while responding to the priority needs of the community.

Read the history of RSVP


Our Programs

Better Balance

elders holding better balance book

Take part in classes that employ the 6 Step Balance System™, created by Betty Perkins-Carpenter, Ph.D., the author of How to Prevent Falls ©.

Driver Safety

an elderly lady in driver safety class

The AARP Driver Safety course is designed for drivers ages 50-plus; however, all ages are welcome and AARP membership is not required.

Senior Camping

group of elders in a camp

Experience a unique 2-day camping event for adults ages 50 years young and up at beautiful Camp Hollis, situated on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.

Tax Aide Program

tax aide

RSVP recruits volunteer Tax Aides for the program in cooperation with AARP, the IRS and the State Department of Taxation and Finance.

JoAnn Locy


JoAnn Locy

Director, Human Concerns Emergency Food Pantry

Volunteering at Human Concerns has brought me so many different benefits! In my position I have the ability to keep the pantry moving forward and helping people with food to support both their physical and emotional health. Human Concerns was started 32 years ago and is still supplying food to those who aren’t always able to do it themselves. I go in every day, I learn so much from the volunteers working the shift on any particular day and their willingness to make sure that families are given the chance to eat well. The gratitude that is shown by those asking for the assistance can be overwhelming and fills our hearts.

Mature Living



Interested in joining ?

rsvp logoWith 60+ partnering agencies 
RSVP offers volunteers many different options such as Bone Builders and Better Balance instructors, OCO Meals on Wheels drivers, food pantries and soup kitchen staffing, environmental stewardship, AARP tax aide counselors and driver safety instructors, reading readiness, lifelong learning, disaster assistance, military personnel support, and so on.  A favorite seasonal activity, is working at the O’Mara Welcome Center, where volunteers give a warm and informed greeting to newcomers visiting our County.



Office of Business and Community Relations
34 East Bridge Street, Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315.312.2317
Email: rsvp@oswego.edu

Hours: 8 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday

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