The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Americorps originated in Staten Island in 1965, when a group of older adults volunteered at the underfunded and troubled Willowbrook State School. Today in New York State, more than 1,100 adults between the ages of 55 and 101 volunteer at more than 250 nonprofit organizations. They help provide a service while keeping active and connected to their community. From providing access to food to giving advice on household finances, older adults who volunteer are likely to decrease their chances of premature death, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study. We highlight Staten Island resident Sharon Mineo, who volunteers with the Nourish the Service food pantry at Fort Wadsworth Military Base, and with a grandmothers club and a hospital; and Alina Molina, who manages the RSVP program as Vice President, Program services, for the Community Service Society in New York.