Lead With Experience, Join RSVP Today!

You have gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through the Marion County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Join RSVP and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities.

With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones.  In short, you find the opportunity that is right for you.

When you volunteer, you are not just helping others-you are helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and helps promote a positive outlook on life. In addition, with RSVP you will receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

The Marion County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has been sponsored by the City of Woodburn since 1973. RSVP is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Thousands of people have given their time over the years to make Woodburn and Marion County a safe, vibrant, full-service County.  RSVP has a network of volunteers throughout Marion County, with over 30 volunteer placement sites for you to choose from!

RSVP is a cost effective way to solve critical problems in education, public safety, human needs and the environment.  During the 2014-15 grant year 187 RSVP volunteers served over 24,600 hours for an in-kind dollar value to the community of over $569,000! 


Marion County RSVP Recognition Event
A big THANK YOU to Cascade Park Retirement for hosting our recognition event; and to the 4th/5th grade choir students at Nellie Muir Elementary who entertained us with some beautiful Christmas and Hanukkah songs. So far in 2015, RSVP volunteers have contributed 20,320 hours of service for an in-kind dollar value to the community of over $449,000!  


Key Volunteer Needs:

  • Bread Runners for AWARE Food Bank
  • Drivers for Meals on Wheels or Dial-a-Ride
  • A volunteer to coordinate volunteers at the Woodburn Senior Center
  • Activity assistant at Nellie Muir Elementary's Afterschool Program
  • Individuals to help catalogue museum artifacts for the Woodburn Historical Museum 
  • SMART Readers
  • and more!!!


Current Volunteer Opportunities:

A completed RSVP application can be mailed to: Beth Faulhaber, c/o RSVP, 270 Montgomery St, Woodburn or dropped off at that same address.  For questions regarding the RSVP program, current volunteer opportunities, or other ways you can aid your community please call Beth Faulhaber at 503-982-5388 or e-mail at


Articles and Resources for those 55 & over (and really anyone!):

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Informational Sheet

AARP Oregon "Fighting Hunger is a SNAP"

Tips on Preventing Vandalism

Oregon Helps! Pre-screens eligibility for 33 programs and assistance.

RSVP Facebook Training PowerPoint