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AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP

The AmeriCorps Retired Senior Volunteer Program, also known as RSVP, is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. RSVP Polk is an AmeriCorps Senior Program sponsored locally by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

Leading Through Experience!


You have a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.


RSVP provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service.


Volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to 40 hours a week and serve through schools, nonprofit and government organizations to help meet critical community needs. 


RSVP volunteers are placed in volunteer assignments that use their skills and talents while providing volunteers with new and rewarding experiences.  Whatever your interests and background, there is certainly an RSVP opportunity to match. For more information on RSVP, call (863) 534-5249.

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Bone Builders is a low-impact chair exercise program for individuals 55+ years of age developed to build bone density and help combat the effects of osteoporosis.

What is Osteoporosis?
Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. Bones lose their density and the risk of fractures increases.

You can help slow the process of osteoporosis by increasing bone density through target exercise.

Our classes:

  • RSVP Bone Builders is a low-impact weight training class.
  • Classes meet twice weekly for an hour.
  • Professionally-designed exercises that target bone density building and strengthening.
  • Led by trained volunteers and open to participants aged 55 and older.
  • Start out slow and go at your own pace.

Class Schedule

LocationAddressClass LeadersDays and Times
Sun Ray United Methodist Church316 Raymond Ave, Frostproof, 33843Carol Gillings, Roma Bennett, Richard FreedMondays and Thursdays: 10 to 11 a.m.
Colonnades Clubhouse4800 Colonnades Club Blvd. Lakeland, 33813

Terry Spiwak, Barbara Yeaple, Karen Hiatt 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:40 to 9:40 a.m.

Colonnades Clubhouse

4800 Colonnades Club Blvd. Lakeland, 33813

Deb Spiwak, Sharon Zines

Tuesdays and Thursdays,
10 - 11 a.m.

Reliance Medical

3655 Innovation Dr., Lakeland, 33812

Debbie Freeze

Monday and Wednesday: 10 to 11 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 1 to 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, 33801Kathy ShufflebargerTuesdays and Thursdays,
10 - 11 a.m.


Are you interested in becoming a class leader?

Contact (863) 534-5249 for more details.

Are you interested in starting a class in your area?

Contact or -(863) 534-5249.

Contact Us

Americorps Senior RSVP Polk

Phone: (863) 534-5249
Fax: (863) 534-5293

Street Address:
1290 Golfview Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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