Retired & Senior Volunteer Program | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Program History & Information

Lubbock RSVP is a grant funded non-profit agency that was established in 1979 and is under the umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Senior Corps.  It was established with the purpose of encouraging adults, who are 55 and older, to volunteer and assist the Lubbock community by using the abilities, interests and skills they have acquired throughout their life.  The program engages seniors in a wide array of community services that help non-profit and community based organizations including health, nutrition, human services, education, community and economic development and public safety.  RSVP currently has 574 active volunteers serving the Lubbock community.  In 2020, Lubbock RSVP had 435  volunteers reporting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RSVP volunteers contributed 61,573 volunteer hours which translates into $1.675 million in economic impact to the Lubbock community. 

Thank you

And the Award Goes to.... DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!

The award for the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award went to these wonderful people.  They have contributed more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service to our community.  They were presented the award and received a certificate from Senator Ted Cruz as well. 


Jen Boren

Jen Boren has volunteered since August 2019. Jen volunteers with RSVP Comfort Corps and has a total of 5,691 hours. 

Terri Coffey

Terri has volunteered since September 2011. Terri has volunteered with Friends of the Library, RSVP Social Services and UMC Activities Center Line Dancers and has a total of 4,364 hours.

Bridiga Garcia

Bridiga has volunteered since January 2006. Bridiga has volunteered with RSVP Comfort corps and Lubbock Meals on wheels and has a total of 4,138 hours.

Dianne Ivy

Dianne has volunteered since September 2015. Dianne volunteers with Friends of the Library and has a total of 6,381 hours. 


Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson has volunteered since April of 2016. Sharon volunteers with Lubbock Meals on wheels and has a total of 6,084 hours.


Sylvia Hill

Sylvia has volunteered since June 2013, Sylvia volunteers with Exodus Prison Ministry and has volunteered 4,497 total hours

Mabel Jarrett

Mabel has volunteered since March 2005, Mabel has volunteered with SP Genealogical Society, RSVP Social Services and KTTX-TX/FM, and has volunteered 4,668 total hours.

Floyd Price

Floyd has volunteered since July 1999. Floyd has volunteers with Lubbock Sheriff’s Department, Hospice of Lubbock, Mae Simmons Senior Center, RSVP Social Services and has 4,118 hours.

Stanley Mack Young

Stanley Mack has volunteered since December 2014 with FiberMax/Bayer Museum of Agriculture and has a total 6,536 hours. 


Benefits of Membership

  • Free enrollment to any adult 55 and older
  • Supplemental insurance coverage at no cost to volunteer
  • Stay active and socialize with other volunteers
  • Free events through the year:
         Informational Forum - focused on educating and informing seniors on how to age well physically, mentally, emotionally   and financially.
         Movie Night - volunteers and friends can enjoy a night of food, fun and fellowship while watching a classic movie.

         Recognition Dinner - formal banquet for members and guests to enjoy a free meal and musical entertainment.  Volunteers who have reached 4,000 hours of service are recognized with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Senior Resources

Lunch and Transportation Programs click HERE.

Lubbock Meals on Wheels delivery service click for Application Form.

Lubbock has a large number of volunteer opportunities such as, Lubbock Meals on Wheels Inc, Lubbock Public Library, American Windmill Museum, Covenant, Catholic Charities, Exodus Prison Ministry, FiberMax Center for Discovery, Friends of the Library, Hospice of Lubbock, Literacy Lubbock, South Plains Food Bank, The Buddy Holly Hall, UMC, VA Outpatient Clinic, South Plains Wildlife Rehab and more. Please contact RSVP for more information and how you can get involved. 806.743.7787 

Spring forum

Our Friends at Lubbock RSVP -

Thank you for the cute pillows and bears!  These are such great gifts for our families.  We appreciate all that you do.  Thanks for always sharing your huge hearts with us.

Your friends at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest

Spring forum

Got Questions?

Becoming a member of RSVP is simple!  Contact us if you have questions.

Susan Thompson
RSVP Manager