Volunteering brings fun, joy and a sense of purpose into your life. It has certainly made my retirement more meaningful and enjoyable! The skills I learned in my working life are put to good use and are the foundation of the WIN-WIN relationships forged between me and those in need of assistance.

In retirement, one gift we can freely give is the gift of time spent sharing our skills, talents and experiences. I volunteer for RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) as an Americorps Senior. When I started, I didn’t even begin to imagine what benefits I would gain from this wonderful partnership.

It is such a blessing to be part of a program that helps the community thrive in many different ways — from supporting healthy and independent living for seniors to supporting keiki in developing school readiness, and promoting literacy. Being reconnected with the community and making a difference is the perfect antidote to any feelings of isolation or lack of purpose.

Best of all, my gift of time can change a life and be the reason someone smiles!

City & County of Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division
925 Dillingham Blvd., Ste. 200, Honolulu, HI 96817
808-768-7700 | elderlyaffairs.com
RSVP Program (an AmeriCorps Seniors program)
808-768-7778 | elderlyaffairs.com/site/460/rsvp.aspx