About Batavia RSVP
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is a program of the Federal Government that encourages retirees to participate in volunteer activities that serve their community. Batavia RSVP was created in November 1988 by the Batavia Council on Aging and by the Board of Directors of Riverain Point as a result of their belief that there were unmet needs among the senior citizens of Batavia.
In November 1988 we started with one volunteer, one service, and one client. Our first service was the delivery of one hot mid-day meal to a homebound senior through the Salvation Army Golden Diner program. That first delivery took place on November 17, 1988.
In 1997 Batavia RSVP was incorporated into Batavia RSVP, INC. and registered as a non-profit organization in the State of Illinois. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are classified as charitable tax deductions.
Today we are still a strictly volunteer organization. There is no paid staff and the cost of our services and programs is free to the client. Our Board of Directors plan, initiate, and oversee the services.
Over the years as the needs of the senior citizens have changed, our services and number of volunteers have increased. Today we have five major services, over 120 active volunteers, and approximately 200 clients. We work with a variety of city and local organizations to continue to provide services and programs that enhance the quality of life of senior citizens in Batavia.
For more information, please call our office at 630-406-9993.
Get Involved with Batavia RSVP!
If you're willing to serve as a volunteer, please contact us!
Especially needed are licensed drivers who are willing to provide transportation utilizing their own vehicles. Also needed are volunteers to staff the RSVP office, to implement the programs. We encourage you to call 630-406-9993 or send us a message even if your abilities and interests don't exactly match the services we currently provide.