About RSVP of Spokane County
RSVP, an AmeriCorps Seniors program, is America's largest volunteer network for people 55 and over. Administered by AmeriCorps, the federal agency tasked with elevating service and volunteerism in America, RSVP projects utilize federal funding along with local sponsorship to address a wide range of critical community needs.
Sponsored by the YMCA of the Inland Northwest since 1975, RSVP of Spokane County has contributed over 3 million hours of service to our community.
Current Focus Areas
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers can choose from service activities in the following focus areas (note: during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only promoting remote/virtual service opportunities for our volunteers):
Aging in Place
Coach a falls prevention program for older adults
Deliver hot meals to home-bound seniors and adults with disabilities
Transport seniors and adults with disabilities to medical appointments
Collect, sort, package and distribute food pantry donations
Serve meals at community meal sites
Tutor and mentor youth in-school and in after-school programs
Teach financial literacy and entrepreneurship in the classroom
Facilitate youth activities to promote creativity, imagination, and innovation
Nonprofit Capacity Building
Demonstrate leadership and apply your professional skills in areas like fundraising, outreach, volunteer recruitment, and event planning
RSVP of Spokane County promotes senior volunteer opportunities to build a stronger community through partnerships that impact community needs.
About AmeriCorps Seniors
AmeriCorps Seniors helps meet the needs and challenges of America's communities using resources provided by grants and the energy and efforts of citizens age 55 and over. Grants administered by AmeriCorps Seniors provide funding for the following programs:
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs.
RSVP volunteers utilize their skills and talents while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their communities.
Senior Companions provide assistance and friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills.