The Washington Association of Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Directors (WARSVPD) is a statewide, nonprofit organization that forms partnerships that enhance the ability of AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP programs to engage volunteers in service to strengthen our communities.
For 30 years, funding from the Washington state Department of Commerce has enabled WARSVPD to support RSVP projects and provide training and professional development to RSVP directors.
Our Impact - 2019-20
In the 2019-20 fiscal year, $356,250 from the Department of Commerce leveraged over $1.13 million in federal funds across 14 AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP projects across the state
This investment supported 503,088 hours of volunteer service statewide, an investment of just $0.71 per volunteer hour
4,569 AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers served at 313 nonprofit organizations throughout the state last year
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer hours served last year are valued at over $16 million (based on Independent Sector's valuation of $31.72/volunteer hour in Washington state)
Our Impact - Testimonials from Service Recipients
"I feel nourished by the food and people who work here. I enjoy this pattern of driving through to pick up food and to socialize, it is much easier than the walk-in method."
-Food bank client
"I lost my job because of COVID-19. I am so glad the food bank and volunteers are here to help me."
-Food bank client
"I really appreciate the meals and the delivery drivers who are wonderful."
-Home-delivered meals client
"All three students tutored improved academically and had a better attitude about school. These students gained several levels in reading, gained more sight words, and gained confidence in themselves."
-Teacher of students tutored
About AmeriCorps Seniors
AmeriCorps Seniors is a network of national service programs for Americans 55 years and older, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers commit their time to address critical community needs including academic tutoring and mentoring, elderly care, disaster relief support, and more.
AmeriCorps Seniors is administered by AmeriCorps, the federal agency tasked with elevating service and volunteerism in America. Every year, AmeriCorps places more than $800 million in funding and more than 270,000 individuals with nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations.
About Serve Washington
WARSVPD is a proud affiliate of Serve Washington.
Serve Washington is the state service commission for the state of Washington. State service commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or nonprofit organizations established to support national service programs at the state and local level.
Serve Washington advances national service, volunteerism, and civic engagement to improve lives; expands opportunity to meet the local critical needs of residents of Washington; and strengthens community capacity while creating healthy and resilient communities.