RSVP Holds Open House in Honor of Mayor's Day of Recognition

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will host an open house Friday, April 29, in honor of the city of Pittsfield’s Mayor’s Day of Volunteer Recognition and National Volunteer Week.

The open house will be held 1-3:30 p.m. at the RSVP office located at 16 Bartlett Ave., and will highlight the benefits of becoming an RSVP volunteer. The event also will be an opportunity to thank existing volunteers for their work throughout the community. The open house will feature various job sites, volunteer jobs, and volunteer talent.  Special guests will include Roberta McCulloch-Dews, the city’s Director of Administrative Services. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP of Berkshire County is sponsored locally by Pittsfield and receives support from the Corporation for National Service (CNS).  RSVP provides recruitment, training and placement of adults 55 years of age and over as volunteers.  The program enables adult volunteers to use their time and skills to meet new people, help others, be productive and creative, grow personally, explore new careers and help to make a difference in their community. RSVP includes more than a half million seniors in community service projects nationwide.

To become a volunteer, please contact Marissa Bogins, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, at 413-395-0107 or visit the office between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information can also be accessed online at, click on “Departments” and then “RSVP.”