RSVP Open House Celebrates Mayor's Recognition Day of National Service

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will host an open house Friday, April 7, in honor of the City of Pittsfield’s Mayor’s Recognition Day of National Service and National Volunteer Week.

The open house will be held 1-3 p.m. at the RSVP office located at 16 Bartlett Ave. (Berkshire Athenaeum). Invited attendees include Mayor Linda Tyer, who will present a proclamation to RSVP volunteers to honor their service, members of the Berkshire delegation and City Council.

The event also will highlight the benefits of becoming an RSVP volunteer, with representatives from various non-profit agencies on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP of Berkshire County is sponsored locally by the City of 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, support others, explore new careers and be engaged in their community. Nationally, RSVP includes more than a half million seniors participating in community service projects.

To become a volunteer, please contact Stephanie Bordeau, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, at 413-395-0107 or visit the RSVP office between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit, click on “Departments” and then “RSVP.”