Volunteer Service Activities
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers are placed at local nonprofit organizations in order to meet critical community needs. Focus areas vary from project to project, but every project must align with the AmeriCorps national performance measures.
Below are some examples of focus areas and service activities which AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers address across Washington state. This is not a comprehensive list - check with the RSVP project in your county to learn more about what service activities they offer.
RSVP projects may also include their own unique service activities known as "Other Community Priorities." These are activities that serve a particular community need not covered by the official AmeriCorps performance measures.
Aging in Place
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers offer companionship; deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound clients; transport clients to medical and other appointments; and provide other services intended to help older adults live independently.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers recruit and manage other volunteers; lead or develop projects; engage in fundraising or community outreach; and provide other indirect services intended to help organizations operate more effectively.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers assist victims of disaster and help to rebuild and restore communities.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers provide financial literacy training, career development, and other services intended to connect people with jobs and affordable housing.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers read to and tutor children in and out of school; provide mentorship in after-school programs; and serve in other ways to improve academic achievement, attendance, and engagement.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers help conserve natural habitats, protect clean air and water, and reduce utility bills by improving home energy efficiency.
Nutrition & Food Support
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers work in food banks and distribution centers; serve meals in congregate meal sites; and other activities to address food insecurity.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers knit, crochet, sew, and quilt warm winter clothing and accessories, such as hats, blankets, scarves, and gloves, for low-income and homeless people in the community.
Veterans & Military Families
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers provide assistance to veterans and military families by connecting them to education opportunities, jobs, and the benefits they have earned.