Retired Senior
Volunteer Program

Make giving back your second act!

YWCA & RSVP logos for webpage

We believe that age is no barrier to making a difference.

YWCA Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by AmeriCorps Seniors and facilitated by YWCA McLean County, helps those age 55 and older put their skills and life experiences to work for their community by facilitating volunteering through carefully matched placement and follow-up support.

RSVP Volunteers saved our community


in wages last year.

About our Sponsor: AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.

Focus Areas


Access to Care

Volunteers help local non-profit social services agencies deliver critical care to at-risk members in our community. Volunteers are a vital part of helping these agencies continue to do work at a time of population growth and staffing shortages in our community. Some examples of the type of work volunteers contribute are providing transportation to and from medical appointments, clerical and administrative duties, loading and unloading food and donations, food and package delivery, food service, sales, fundraising, etc.

Volunteers load healthy snacks into a vehicle to be distributed to local elementary schools.

Healthy Futures

We partner with local schools to ensure children are not going without food during the school day. The teachers allow healthy snacks either in the morning or afternoon and many families are not able to provide their child with a snack. RSVP supplements classrooms in need, so that no child is left hungry.

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Veterans & Military Families

Our goal is to identify and help with food/nutrition to local veteran and military families. We currently partner with Operation Santa, the largest stocking drive in the nation with volunteers from 50 states. Our volunteers sew stockings and donate food items and other supplies needed to fill the stockings. We plan to assist local agencies that reach out to veterans and active military in our community.

Find our RSVP Volunteers at these locations!

Our volunteers log hours at more than 80 McLean County
not-for-profits and social service organizations each month.

I wanted to say thank you SO much for supplying us with our snacks this year. Thanks to you guys, we had snacks everyday which helped our first graders get through the day!

Anne Lefevour,
Irving Elementary School



Why become an RSVP Volunteer?

RSVP is a one-stop resource for adults 55 and older who want to get involved in the community through volunteerism. Participants are carefully matched with agencies throughout McLean County for short- or long-term commitments.

Here are the benefits of being an RSVP Volunteer:

RSVP members are connected to a broad network of meaningful volunteer opportunities through one-on-one agency matching.

RSVP members receive ongoing support and communication with RSVP staff throughout your volunteer experience.

RSVP members receive ongoing recognition of their vital contributions.

RSVP members receive supplemental (secondary) accident, personal liability, and auto liability insurance (beyond your own coverage) while volunteering at no cost to the volunteer.

Volunteer Appreciation

We host events throughout the year to thank our volunteers for what they do in our community and recognize milestones such as years of service and hours served. This is a great way to hear what our volunteers do and the impact they have by volunteering at our local community not-for-profit stations.


(309) 662-0461, ext. 234 or 235

1201 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington