Senior Volunteers Make a Difference
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Spokane County promotes senior volunteer opportunities to build a stronger community through partnerships that impact community needs.
Individuals age 55 and over in RSVP make a difference in our community through volunteer service. Our volunteers contribute from a few to over forty hours a week of help to address local community challenges. Agencies who use the services of senior volunteers are:
- Food Banks
- Health Care Organizations
- Agencies serving low-income clientele
- Senior Community Centers
We offer maximum flexibility and choice when you volunteer. Personal interests and skills are matched with opportunities to help solve community problems. On-the-job training is given by the agency or organization where volunteering.
Volunteer Benefit Package
Benefits from RSVP are not limited to feeling good and helping others. By volunteering you are also eligible to receive some of the following benefits:
- Supplemental Insurance for accident, personal liability and excess automobile liability insurance while in volunteer status as well as traveling to and from your volunteer station
- Mileage reimbursement for low income volunteers
- Invitation to recognition events
- Developing new friendships
RSVP Project Warm-Up
Volunteers knit, machine quilt, embroider and crochet lap robes, afghans, mittens, hats, sweaters, scarves, slippers, baby items, kitchen towels, etc., for those in need. The handcrafted items can be made at home with no time limit or minimum quantity. You can use any pattern design. RSVP provides the yarn to our volunteers at no cost thanks to a generous grant from Avista Utilities. In 2017 volunteers from 7 to 102 provided their time and talent to make over 12,500 items for distribution to 52 agencies in Spokane County. The distribution usually occurs in November, in time to provide warmth to those in need and who so appreciate these gifts of love and caring. We also accept donations of yarn, fabric, floss, patterns/books, hooks/knitting needles and other craft and sewing items. For more information contact Teri Wallace or 509 344 7787.