RSVP Volunteer Program

Kauai RSVP

What is Kauai RSVP?

Volunteer opportunities for persons 55 and older to remain as active, contributing members of the community through volunteer involvement.  The Kauai RSVP program started in 1973 under the sponsorship of the County of Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs.  Staff members include a Director and a Program Support Technician.

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Kauai RSVP Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can become a Kauai RSVP Volunteer?

Anyone age 55+ years and better is eligible to become an RSVP volunteer. An enrollment form MUST be filled out prior to placement at a volunteer station.

Revised-RSVP-Enrollment-Form-10-8-21-FINAL.pdf(PDF, 170KB)

What does a Kauai RSVP volunteer do?

Volunteers can do a wide variety of volunteer work.  Volunteer interests and needs are matched with different volunteer opportunities.  Types of volunteer work include:

  • Clerical work
  • Receptionists
  • Tour guides
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Gardening
  • Turtle docent
  • Greeters 

Volunteers cannot take the place of regular paid workers.  They often fill “the gap” where agency workers are not able to do or do not have the time to do particular tasks.  Types of volunteer work NOT available through Kauai RSVP include church-related or political-related activities.

Where can I do Volunteer Work?

Volunteer stations must be either public or private non-profit organizations. Volunteer stations include State Building and Civic Center information desks, Kauai Adult Day Health Center, Senior Centers, Kauai Public Libraries, Makauwahi Cave, Malama I Na Honu, National Tropical Botanical Garden and more see attached Volunteer Station listing. New stations are added as volunteers’ interest grow.

Volunteer-Station-Revised-6.13.2022-Active-2023.pdf(PDF, 256KB)

What Do I Get From Volunteering?

Orientation by staff prior to placement, in-service instruction and supervision from the station supervisor, accident and personal liability insurance (no cost to volunteer), supplemental auto liability insurance (if the volunteer uses his/her car) and mileage reimbursement.  An annual recognition ceremony is held for all enrolled volunteers who have provided a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer work during the year.  As most volunteers will say, the best thing they “get” from being a volunteer is the satisfaction and pride of helping others.

How do I Enroll as a Kauai RSVP Volunteer?

Call the Kauai RSVP office to meet with a Kauai RSVP staff person. They will assist you in filling out an enrollment form. Kauai RSVP Piʻikoi Building, Ste. 330 4444 Rice Street Lihue, HI 96766 Ph. 241-4479