Description & History

RSVP is a comprehensive community service organization sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and the United Way of Hudson County designed to mobilize members of the community who are 55+ to give back to their own neighborhoods in Essex and Hudson counties through volunteer services.

For potential volunteers, the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties provides a single location where they can review a number of local volunteer opportunities and receive the help of a trained Volunteer Coordinator.  This assistance ensures that volunteers are placed in a position that matches their skills, desired time commitment and interests.


  • Adults who are at least 55 years of  age are eligible for the RSVP program


  • Participate in meaningful, challenging, and interesting volunteer opportunities
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills or share current abilities with others
  • Receive free supplemental accident, liability, and automobile insurance while traveling to and from volunteer assignments
  • Attend an annual recognition event

Where They Serve

  • RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties has numerous volunteer opportunities available throughout our service area.  Each volunteer opportunity is different; requiring different skills, level of commitment, and training.

A few examples of some of the opportunities available are:

  • Read to students in Jersey City grammar schools
  • Visit a homebound senior
  • Serve meals to the homeless
  • Educate community members on disaster preparedness

About the organization

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Center of Essex and Hudson Counties

Stephanie Grove
RSVP Director
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