HomeSeniors and People with DisabilitiesRetired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP volunteers provide “Service as a Solution” matching their skills with the needs of more than 116 non-profit agencies in Snohomish County. We match people 55 years and over with meaningful volunteer opportunities in their community.
RSVP volunteers provide hundreds of community services they tutor children in reading and math, help police and fire departments, and serve in community food banks and senior centers. RSVP volunteers choose how and where they want to serve.
Here is a chance to learn something new or contribute to a cause you have a passion for. As an RSVP volunteer you receive extended liability and auto insurance while you are volunteering. There are more than 400 volunteer opportunities available. Contact us to find one that fits you!
Please contact the RSVP office and ask for John (425) 374-6374, if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities.
If the thought of people going hungry troubles you, here is a chance to help. There are several food banks in the County, and all of them can use you. Help can be in the form of a donation of money, food or your most valuable possession, your time. Volunteers are needed to pick up food from grocery stores and unload it at the food bank and get it onto the shelves for distribution to clients. There is a food bank near where you live. Call me today.
Many senior citizens, living alone and on fixed incomes, are unable to do the most basic of household chores anymore. We are looking for those "angels on earth" to help. You would be matched with a CCS client in your neighborhood and assist them with vacuuming, laundry, dusting, changing sheets and so on. Some of these seniors would not be able to stay in their homes without this help. Can you spare a few hours each month?
Many people in our community do not own cars. These same people are often elderly, on fixed incomes and need to see their doctor on a regular basis. If you can spare a few hours a day, week or even month, you can help. If you have a safe running vehicle with working lights, brakes and horn, a good driving record and the desire to be of assistance to others, this is for you. Clients can enter and exit the vehicle on their own and you are reimbursed for your mileage.
The Red Barn Community Farm
The Red Barn Community Farm is a 10 acre parcel in the Lowell Neighborhood and a multi-agency collaboration for the purpose of growing fresh vegetables primarily to address food
insecurity in our community. Organic vegetables grown on the Farm will be donated to the VOA food bank in Everett initially, with the larger future vision of producing enough produce to distributed widely to the 20 food banks of the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition. We have many varied ongoing opportunities for community members to volunteer their time and energy to be a part of a mission-driven community farm that will make a real and lasting difference in the lives of their less-fortunate neighbors and to be part of a national movement of community self- sufficiency evidenced through a growing number of community gardens state and nationwide. We have one-time as well as ongoing volunteer opportunities. You can be as involved as you choose!
Help a Child Achieve in School
When you volunteer for Academic Link Outreach (ALO) you are helping the future. ALO works with low income students who might not have the help they need at home to do their best in school. ALO provides students with structured, caring and supportive mentoring. You can work with students one on one and help these kids prepare to go on to high school and
college and have a rewarding life. Former or retired teachers at the middle school and high school level are wanted especially. This opportunity is in Lynnwood