RSVPlogoforwebSILVAR’s REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program (RSVP) will take place this year the week of May 6 -10. Volunteers are needed for this special community outreach program. This year, each district has set aside special days to help seniors in their community:

Cupertino/Sunnyvale District:
Wednesday, May 8
Los Altos/Mountain View District:
Wednesday, May 8
Los Gatos/Saratoga District:
Thursday, May 9

Menlo Park/Atherton District:
Wednesday & Thursday, May 8-9
Palo Alto District:
Wednesday & Thursday, May 8-9

SILVAR REALTOR® and affiliate members are encouraged to volunteer their time and skills to help the elderly and the homebound in their respective communities. During RSVP week, RSVP volunteers visit the homes of seniors who are physically and financially challenged and provide free assistance with household tasks like replacing light bulbs, changing furnace filters, washing windows, turning over mattresses, changing smoke detector batteries and other similar household tasks.

RSVP has expanded on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, with volunteers from the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) and the Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® joining SILVAR and SAMCAR members in this worthwhile outreach project. Last year, 386 volunteers helped 284 seniors in the Bay Area. A total of 213 volunteers from SILVAR helped 148 seniors in SILVAR’s five districts. RSVP t-shirts worn by volunteers from the four Associations are sponsored by MLSListings Inc.

“We are really proud that every year our members have stepped up to help the seniors in their community. We hope more members will be able to volunteer for this worthwhile project this year,” said Eileen Giorgi, SILVAR’s RSVP Committee Chair.

Volunteer now by clicking on the link below, completing the volunteer application and faxing it to SILVAR at (408) 200-0101. You may also call SILVAR at (408) 200-0100 and ask that an application be mailed to you. The deadline to volunteer is Friday, March 15. Applications from seniors requesting help are also due on March 15.