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Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Catholic Charities and AmeriCorps are bringing together Americans of all generations to serve our local Central Washington communities. By volunteering, you can use your lifetime of experiences to improve your country, your community, and yourself through service. Your service brings hope to life for the people you serve.

Enrich your life and the lives of others while learning valuable skills and earning benefits for your service. No matter where you're from or what you’re passionate about, volunteering through Catholic Charities and AmeriCorps is your chance to bring out the best of America.

Benefits to you:

  • Use skills you’ve learned over the years
  • Learn valuable skills while serving others
  • Possibly earn a stipend for participating
  • Meet new people
  • Make a difference in your community

To learn more about volunteering at an existing program, or growing a new program in your community, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for considering volunteering. We and those we serve truly appreciate your time and effort.

RSVP Program

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities in your community.

Choose from community organizations such as Meals on Wheels, local food banks and hospitals to serve and meet community needs. RSVP is growing in communities throughout Central Washington.

As an RSVP volunteer, you can choose how, where, and how often you want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.

Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

To learn more about volunteering for the RSVP program in your community, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

S.H.A.K.E. (Seniors Helping All Kids Education) is a Catholic Charities' RSVP program.

Project SHAKE volunteers collect school supplies for low-income children in Benton Franklin and Walla Walla counties.

In addition to school supplies, S.H.A.K.E. teams with Operation Homefront and the Dollar Tree to collect and distribute over 11,000 Christmas toys and supplies to local veteran and military families.

To learn more or get involved, please call:

Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties 509.965.4645 or 888.586.7418


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