Benefits of RSVP

Insurance

All volunteers enrolled in RSVP and actively reporting time are automatically enrolled for the following:

               

Accident Insurance – Covers the volunteer for a personal injury arising from volunteer activities.  The coverage applies while traveling directly to and from the volunteer station and participating in an activity sponsored by RSVP.  This insurance does not duplicate expenses paid by Medicare and other valid and collectible insurance coverage.

 

Personal Liability – Protects volunteers for a bodily injury or property damage liability claim arising from the performance of the volunteer’s duties.

               

Excess Automobile Liability – Protects the volunteers for a bodily injury or property liability claim arising out of the use of the volunteer’s automobile in connection with the volunteer’s service.  This insurance is in excess of the insurance carried on the volunteer’s automobile or in the limits of the State’s financial responsibility law.

Travel Reimbursement

A small reimbursement is offered quarterly for “out-of pocket” expenses the RSVP volunteer pays for travel to and from the volunteer site.

 

Eligibility requires:

  • Use of their own automobile, Metro-bus, Metro-rail or Special Transportation Service (STS) for travel to and from the volunteer station

  • Serve a minimum of 48 hours during the quarter

 

Public transportation is reimbursable at a maximum of $2.00 per day.

 

STS does not have a daily maximum.

 

A volunteer who uses their own car is reimbursed at $0.20 per mile.  If car pooling, (including husband and wife) only the driver may be reimbursed.

 

Maximum reimbursement is $30.00 per quarter regardless of method of transportation.

Recognition

RSVP volunteers receive recognition for their services through annual ceremonies, periodic special programs, and media coverage.

Newsletter

A project newsletter is published on a semiannual basis. Schools and volunteers are encouraged to submit articles.