Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, launched nationally in 1971, was established to provide meaningful opportunities for persons 55 years of age and above to participate more fully in the life of their community through volunteer service. RSVP matches the skills and life experiences of adults who are willing to help with local organizations and agencies. The RSVP network connects more than 208,000 seniors to volunteer opportunities with organizations across the country. RSVP ensures that senior volunteers’ skills are best matched to the needs of local organizations and communities.

Service opportunities are diverse, and may include:

  • Tutoring and mentoring 
  • Delivering Meals (Meals on Wheels)
  • Food Rescue
  • Friendly Visitor
  • Providing services to the homeless and the disenfranchised
  • Becoming a Long Beach Fire Ambassador 
  • Peer support and referrals as a Long Beach Senior Police Partner
  • Supporting your local Community Center

Get Help with CalFresh

CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or formerly food stamps, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-incomes and provides economic benefits to  communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net by increasing an individuals’ food purchasing power and raising their levels of nutrition and their health. CalFresh benefits are issued on an EBT card that works like a debit card. You can use it at most grocery stores and many farmers’ markets. Partnering with CalFresh the Alpert Jewish Community Center’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be acting as an Application Assister helping individuals’ and families’ sign-up for CalFresh benefits.


If you or someone you know will benefit from the CalFresh Program please email or call Gayle Ehrenberg, RSVP Director at 562-506-2801 or myrsvp@alpertjcc.org

Meet the Director of RSVP and Volunteer Services

As a community center, volunteering is at the core of what we do. For more information about volunteering at the Alpert JCC please contact Gayle Ehrenberg  (562) 426-7601 x 1013 or by email at gehrenberg@alpertjcc.org for more information.

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Gayle Ehrenberg
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Director