RSVP(Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
YMCA of the Inland Northwest
930 N Monroe
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 344-7787

Contact: Adam Borgman
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RSVP provides seniors 55+ with meaningful opportunities for community involvement through volunteer service, helping those in need.  (You do not have to be a senior to volunteer.)

RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few hours to over forty hours a week to help meet critical community needs.

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers.  

RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of seniors with opportunities to help solve community problems.

RSVP offers supplemental insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.

RSVP membership benefits include transportation reimbursement for low-income volunteers and recognition events.

RSVP Programs:

RSVP and Avista's Project Warm-up   
(509) 344-7787
Contact:  Teri
Yarn is distributed to make hats, gloves, scarves and sweaters, and blankets, which are collected and distributed to local agencies which help the needy.  We have 5 organized groups in Spokane Valley, Spokane and Cheney. 

RSVP Reading Corps involves volunteers as tutors and reading to children.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Share your knitting/crocheting skills.   Help make hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters and blankets for distribution.  RSVP provides yarn and needles to volunteers to make knitted/crocheted items, including cancer patient hats.  There are no specific patterns or demands.  We encourage people to knit and crochet the things they like. 
  • Donate: embroidery thread, yarn, zippers, fabric, books, sewing notions, knitting needles, crochet hooks.

  • To join an RSVP knitting or crochet group, or to donate yarn, fleece and other craft materials, call (509) 344-7787, or email  Those under 55 are welcome also. 
  • Volunteer to read to children for the RSVP Reading Corp program.