Tele-Friend Would you like someone to call once or twice a week?  “Tele-friend”  volunteers are caring individuals who want the opportunity to meet and share interests with other people over the phone. RSVP with the Madison County Office for the Aging matches Tele-friend volunteers with seniors who have requested the service. 



Food Pantries

If you have an hour to give, local food pantries are in need of help. They have a variety of jobs that you could do! 



RSVP would like to draw more attention to the issue of transportation difficulties and recognize the positive impact volunteer drivers have with meeting this critical need. Many of our aging neighbors in Madison County can no longer drive themselves to the doctor's office, or other necessary appointments. If you have an hour...even once a can make a difference in the life of a person who needs just a little help. 


Volunteer Transportation Program


Other Volunteer Opportunities are available!


If you have an interest in any of these programs or would like to find out what other volunteer opportunities are available, call Madison County RSVP at 697-5700 to see how you can help. For your convenience, a New Volunteer Application is available for downloading and printing.


RSVP Program - Bone Builders

Bone builders is a research based exercise program developed by Tufts University. This is an exercise and education program designed to prevent and help alleviate osteoporosis and improve general fitness. Each session consists of balance, strengthening, and stretching exercises. Some utilize hand or leg weights. Exercise groups are lead by RSVP volunteers, and supported by a trained RSVP staff member. The group exercise sessions, which last about one hour, are held once a week in a community setting. A typical group ranges from 8 to 18 participants age 50 and beyond. Men and women are welcome. Bone Builders sessions include valuable health information such as nutrition and exercise. Currently exercise sessions are free of charge. Equipment to begin the program is provided. 





Canastota Library  Tuesdays10:00AM

102 West Center Street

Canastota, NY 13032


St.Peter’s Episcopal Church Monday 10:00 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. 

12 Mill Street 

Cazenovia, NY 13035


Cornerstone Baptist Church Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

2369 Lake Moraine Road

Hamilton, NY 13346

Madison Lane Apartments Thursdays 10:00AM

310 Madison Lane

Hamilton, NY 13346


Cornell Cooperative Extension Monday 10:00 a.m.

100 Eaton Street 

Morrisville, NY 13408


Peterboro Methodist Church Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

5240 Pleasant Valley Road

Peterboro, NY 


Oneida Recreation Center Thursday 10:00 a.m.

217 Cedar Street

Oneida, NY 13241

Perryville United Methodist Church Wed 1:00PM

2770 Perryville Road

Canastota, NY 13032


Before you begin an exercise program it is very important that you talk to your doctor to make sure exercise is safe for you! 


How to join? Contact RSVP of Madison County at 315-697-5700 for information on how to enroll as a Bone Builders participant or to find out how you can volunteer with the Bone Builders program! RSVP of Madison County, 138 Dominic Bruno Blvd, Canastota, NY 13032 P. 315-697-5700    F. 315-697-5777