The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was created by Congress in 1965 to ensure that the skills and knowledge of people over 55 could be shared with community members of all ages. The Clallam and Jefferson County RSVP program has served our community since 1972, when the program was adopted by the Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP). This program is now known as AmeriCorps Seniors an OlyCAP RSVP program.
In 2013, new mandates from CNCS (now known as AmeriCorps) provide guidelines for focusing volunteer hours in the following areas: healthy futures (food distribution and preventing social isolation), academic success, economic opportunity, veterans and families, disaster services, and environmental stewardship.
Locally, this AmeriCorps Seniors program engages 300 volunteers. Our volunteers support local food banks, senior nutrition programs and senior day care. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers provide service to: housing of families; tutoring and mentoring- elementary school students, Head Start youth, and young adults; provide transportation to seniors for medical appointments and help with light chores in the home. Volunteers also connect veterans and their families to much needed services.
Interested in becoming a community partner/volunteer site?
Contact: RSVP Program Manager- Karen Charron (360) 477-2574
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
Martin Luther King
Join RSVP today and you will…
- Share your experiences and skills
- Learn something new every day
- Make a significant difference in the lives of individuals or families in your community
- Qualify for free excess liability and accident insurance coverage for your volunteer travel and service
- Join other RSVP members nationwide to create a powerful voice for the issues and concerns important to you
- Create a legacy of success
Read the latest news articles about the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program here:
- Local RSVP volunteers honored for service
- Clallam Food Banks Offer Drive-thru Service
- Seniors Help Serve Community as RSVPs
- Volunteer Doing What She Can to Serve the Community
If you are ready to see what you can do to give back, please begin by filling out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION below: