Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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RSVP engages individuals age 55 years and older in service to the community. This AmeriCorps Seniors program matches hundreds of volunteers with organizations that see service as a solution to local community challenges. Contact us to find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

Call 865-524-2786 to learn more, or complete our volunteer application, save it, and email to

  • If you are 55 years or older, click here to download the RSVP enrollment form.
  • If you are 54 years or under, click here to download our general volunteer application.

View the current list of all volunteer opportunities click here

About Us:

RSVP recognizes and promotes the wisdom and experience of seniors and their volunteer efforts. We match senior volunteers 55 and older with local needs through CAC and over 20 partners. We support seniors who want to make a difference by helping a neighbor in need. Our list of opportunities is always growing!

RSVP volunteers give back in many ways:

  • Drive a senior on errands
  • Visit a senior in hospice
  • Call a lonely senior
  • Transport a pet to the vet for a senior
  • Assist with a special event
  • Serve at a one of eight senior recreation centers
  • Support a local nonprofit partner
  • Help in office with administrative needs

RSVP participants receive benefits beyond the joy of serving others:

  • No minimum hours. Volunteer as much or as little as you like
  • Flexible schedule. Decide when you serve.
  • Support from nationally recognized staff through your volunteer service
  • Take part in a national effort of senior volunteerism
  • Meet like-minded volunteers that love our community
  • Supplemental insurance covers volunteers while serving
  • Invitation to the annual RSVP award events, socials, and more
  • Keep informed on the latest events and services for seniors

RSVP has been administered by the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging since 1982. Funding comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps), as well as from Knoxville and Knox County. Community donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.