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


Interested in becoming a RSVP Volunteer?

For potential volunteers, RSVP 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.

Click Here for a list of agencies seeking volunteers.

Click Here to apply to be a volunteer.

Where They Serve

  • RSVP 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:

  • Be a mentor to a student who is struggling in school
  • Aid seniors with daily tasks such as bill paying
  • Provide support to victims of domestic violence

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  • 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

If you would like to learn about these or other opportunities, or would like to become a partner of RSVP of Essex and Hudson Counties, please contact Stephanie Grove, LSW RSVP Director at 201-526-9706 or

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About us

RSVP is a federally funded program of the Corporation for National & Community Service whose mission is to provide opportunity for individuals 55 years of age and older to provide volunteer service in their community. It has over 500,000 members nationwide.

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored by Jewish Family of MetroWest NJ. United Way of Hudson County is the collaborative partner for Hudson County, NJ.


Information for Community Partners

For our Partner Agencies, RSVP can assist with active volunteer recruitment in the community and provide initial screening and matching of potential volunteers. Trained staff members can assist in all areas of volunteer management and volunteer program development.

Benefits of using RSVP to help recruit volunteers for your agency include:

  • Additional recognition opportunities for volunteers
  • Listing on all of our recruitment websites
  • Spotlight in our E-news updates
  • Feature in our Quarterly Newsletter
  • Access to training and development materials
  • Insurance coverage for volunteers