RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is part of Senior Corps, America’s largest volunteer network for people, age 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers serving nationwide.

Since its inception in 1971, RSVP has remained one of the largest continuous volunteer efforts in the nation, tapping into the broad wealth of skills, talents, and experience of older Americans and matching these skill sets with local needs to bring about effective change within our communities.

RSVP of Tulsa was one of the eleven original national pilot programs started in 1971.  The organization was initially sponsored by Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries.  RSVP of Tulsa became incorporated in 1976.  Today RSVP of Tulsa operates as a stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit agency while remaining connected to Senior Corps and its Federal governing body, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  CNCS came into being with the signing of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 and is organized into three streams of service areas:  Senior Corps, Learn and Serve America, and AmeriCorps.

RSVP of Tulsa recruits and manages over 1,000 volunteers annually to participate in environmental projects, mentor and tutor children, respond to natural disasters, support veterans and their families, sustain healthy futures, and encourage economic opportunities for the disadvantaged, among many other activities.  Volunteers determine how many hours a week they want to serve and the focus areas in which they would like to serve.

Funding sources for RSVP of Tulsa include the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Tulsa Area United Way, Oklahoma Department of Aging Services, numerous local foundations and private corporations, and individual donors.