Our Programs

The State Office of Volunteerism, is not just Volunteer Delaware. We have many programs designed to help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity! 


RSVP, a volunteer program for adults age 55 and older, is the largest organized senior volunteer effort in the nation. We recruit and place adults who are at least 55 years of age in volunteer positions at local non-profit, public and governmental agencies. RSVP is sponsored by the State of Delaware in New Castle and Sussex Counties. In Kent County RSVP is sponsored through the Modern Maturity Center.

The Foster Grandparent Program

If you are 55, or older, and wish to share your experience and compassion with the youth in your community, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent! As a Foster Grandparent, you are a role model, a mentor, and a friend. You will receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty. Foster Grandparents serve up to 40 hours per week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. So get involved, and join today!


AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a difference in your life as well as the lives of those around you. Similar to a domestic Peace Corps, it is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others in addition to helping others and meeting critical needs in your community. AmeriCorps matches your interests to the area of the country in which you would like to serve, creating a unique way to serve others. When a group of people come together with a goal in mind they can change the world. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you'll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!