If you’re willing to share the skills and experience you have gained through a lifetime of living, come, join us. Become a United Way RSVP member today!
United Way RSVP is changing the image of older adults. RSVP stands for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Consisting of over 500,000 volunteers throughout the country, RSVP members tackle tough issues in their community. RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities specialized for older and more experienced adults. When you join RSVP, you will have a chance to learn new skills, utilize skills you already have and become involved in activities that will benefit your local community. Through RSVP, volunteers match their skills, wisdom and talents with the needs of the community in Lake, La Porte and Starke Counties.
Click here for information about our clothing and personal care item collection drives. Collecting items now through Thanksgiving.
Who can join the United Way RSVP?
• Seniors 55 and older
• Seniors who have a genuine desire to make a difference in their community
• Seniors who have few (or many) hours to give
Why join the United Way RSVP?
• FREE MEMBERSHIP
• FREE volunteer placement
• Flexible hours—volunteer on your own time
• Quarterly LEADING TIMES newsletter
• Opportunity to learn or share a talent
• Meet new people
• Training from the organization where you serve
• Supplemental liability insurance & limited mileage reimbursement while volunteering
• Social, Educational & Recognition events throughout the year
• New Benefits are added regularly
What can you find United Way RSVP volunteers doing?
• Assisting at Hospitals, Food Banks, Shelters, Hospice, Nutrition Sites, V.A. Clinics, Civic Centers and Day Care Centers
• Working with after school programs for children, teenagers and young adults
• Knitting, crocheting & sewing
• Tax Preparation for low income households and seniors
• Office Administration
• Helping to provide serves for the needy and most vulnerable.
• Answer and directing calls for your station
• And much more…….
We can match your abilities, skills and interests to one of our various stations!
How do you become a United Way RSVP Member?
There are three easy ways to become a United Way RSVP member.
•Click on the volunteer application to print out your own United Way RSVP application. Simply fill this out the form and send it back to Michael Glorioso your United Way RSVP Coordinator either by email, Michael@unitedwaypc.org or by mail; PO Box 2028, Valparaiso, IN 46384.
•Call Michael at 219-464-3583 for more information about the United Way RSVP and set up a meeting to discuss any questions you might have.
•If you currently volunteer somewhere, ask them if they are a Station site of the United Way RSVP. If not have them call Michael to set up an appointment to become a station.
Interested in being a United Way RSVP Station?
What is a United Way RSVP Station? A station is the place where our United Way RSVP members volunteer their time and talents. Any non-profit or business that uses volunteers to help tackle the hard issues like hunger, health care, domestic violence, economic opportunity, education, veterans and military family and many more. Some of the benefits to being a Station for the United Way RSVP are:
•FREE Volunteer placement
•FREE Volunteer Management Training
•No pressure to keep a volunteer who doesn’t work out.
•Social, Educational and Recognition events throughout the year for not only the RSVP member but station supervisors.
•Another benefit for current volunteers who are part of your agency
•And much more…….
If you are interested in becoming a United Way RSVP Station, contact Michael Glorioso at Michael@unitedwaypc.org or call 219-464-3583.
*Only for stations who require a background check in order to volunteer.
Current United Way RSVP Stations
Adam Benjamin VA Clinic
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Answer for pregnancy Aid
Big Brother Big Sister Metro Chicago
Boys and Girls Clubs of NW Indiana
Center of Workforce Innovations
Community Services of Starke County
Food Bank of NW Indiana
Gary Life Education Initiative
Habitat for Humanity of NWI
Hospice Franciscan Communities - Lake County
Hospice Franciscan Communities - LaPorte County
Images of Hope
IU Health La Porte Hospital
IU Health VNA Services
La Porte Meals On Wheels
Lake Area United Way
Meals on Wheels of Michigan City
Memorial Opera House
Michigan City Senior Center
New Hope Church of God Food Pantry
Northwest Indiana Community Action
P.A.T.H. (Positive Approach to Teen Health)
Portage Township Bonner Senior Center
Portage Township Food Pantry
Porter County Aging & Community Servicies
Sacred Heart Food Pantry
Secret’s Loving Care Adult Day Services
Sojourner Truth House
St. Mary Thrift Shop
St. Vincent DePaul
Swanson Activity Center for Older Adults
Taltree Arboretum & Garden
Salvation Army Hammond/Munster
United Way Porter County VITA
United Way RSVP
Urban League of Northwest Indiana
Village Park Enrichment Center at Banta
Vitas Healthcare of NWI
VNA Porter County
We Care From the Heart