FREE HOME SERVICES FOR SENIORS & THE HOMEBOUND
RSVP is an annual week-long community outreach program that takes place in May, during “Adopt-A-Senior” Week. The program provides free assistance to qualified seniors who can not otherwise perform certain household tasks because they have physical constraints and lack the financial resources to hire someone to do the work.
The REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program (RSVP), which operates through your local Association of REALTORS®, promotes safety in the home and assistance to the elderly. The program is one way REALTORS® and affiliates can give back to their communities and perhaps help seniors and the homebound maintain their independence and stay in their homes longer.
WHO DOES THE WORK? REALTORS® and affiliates (lenders, title companies, insurance agents, attorneys, contractors, home inspectors and other real estate-related businesses) of your local REALTOR® Association take time each year to perform household tasks that seniors and the homebound cannot do on their own.
HOW DOES RSVP WORK?
An application is completed by the resident. Requested tasks are reviewed with the homeowner and a team is assigned to do the work. The goal is to have all the work competed by a small team of volunteers in a single visit.
FREQUENTLY REQUESTED TASKS
* Wash windows
* Flip a mattress
* Change furnace filters
* Change light bulbs
* Remove trip hazards
* Light vacuuming
* Move furniture
* Rake leaves
* Trim overgrown hedges
* Replace smoke detector batteries
Click here for their program brochure. Click here for the application you can fill out and send to them.