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Inland Empire United Way’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Make a difference in our community today!

The Inland Empire United Way Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is the Inland Empire’s hub for people 55+ to find opportunities to volunteer and serve the Inland Empire community!

RSVP Senior CorpsRSVP recognizes and values the experience and wisdom of mature Americans as one of our nation’s most important natural resources. We believe that by volunteering, you are helping our community while staying active and healthy. We hope to make volunteering easy and rewarding. RSVP is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), and is a Senior Corps Program. Today there are more than 500,000 RSVP volunteers in over 750 projects across the nation using their talents and time in service to others. RSVP is hosted by Inland Empire United Way, and serves the following cities in the Inland Empire Region: Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Mt. Baldy, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland

As a volunteer, you will enrich your own life as you enrich the lives of others in our local community!

Frequently Asked Questions

RSVP is a Senior Corps Program that is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS).  Today, there are more than 500,000 RSVP volunteers in over 750 projects across the nation.

Anyone age 55 or older is eligible to participate in this program.  We value the experience of mature Americans recognizing they are one of our nation’s most important resources.

No special skills are required to be an RSVP volunteer!  All you need is a willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need!

This branch of RSVP is hosted by the Inland Empire United Way and serves that region and includes the following cities:  Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Mt. Baldy, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland.

We recognize that volunteering needs to fit into your schedule.  We have opportunities on weekdays, weekends, and during daytime and evening hours.  So, if you are still active in the work force, there may be evening or weekend volunteer options for you.  We are flexible!

It depends on how much time you have.  We have opportunities that are short term as well as long term.  Do you have an hour to give once a week?  Once a month?  Once every three months?  We know your time is precious, and we respect that.

You have a lifetime of experiences. By sharing those experiences, you can elevate the lives of those who need it most, and in turn, you are helping to enrich your community.

Our goal is to make volunteering easy and rewarding for you.

Contact us today!

Volunteer Opportunities

No special skills or educational requirements are necessary to volunteer for these roles.

Community Engagement Programs

A variety of community programs are available that are sure to be of interest to everyone.

  • Share the story of your education/career experience with children who are just beginning to think of their higher education goals
  • Assist high school students with financial aid forms
  • Become a docent at one of our local museums/historical landmarks
  • Contribute to the success of our 211 hotline by helping families or individuals in need
  • Help support local teachers as they choose supplies for their classrooms
  • Support the staff at IEUW by performing various administrative duties
  • Serve as a board member as an RSVP ambassador at events within the community

Pre – K /School Readiness

In this role, RSVP volunteers actively assist Early Childhood Educators through nurturing interactions that will encourage healthy development and readiness for school.
Who does this impact:  Children ages 6 months to 5 years old
Partnering with:  Easterseals of Southern California


With your support, you can inspire a love of learning as you assist students with their homework assignments.
Who does this impact:  Youth in Grades K – 12
Partnering with:  THINKTogether & Pomona Hope


Be a positive role model. Contribute to brighter futures for local youth doing fun activities that develop appropriate, helpful and meaningful relationships. Sometimes just showing-up can leave a life-long impact!
Who does this impact: local youth facing adversity
Partnering with: Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Inland Empire & Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) San Bernardino County

Adult Education

By helping adults to improve their reading ability, English skills, and even by assisting those who are striving to obtain their GED, this role helps to promote adult literacy in our community.
Who does this impact:  Adults
Partnering with: Upland Public Library & Fontana Adult School

Community Programs

In partnership with various agencies, like Inland Empire United Way, 211 San Bernardino, OMSD Promise Scholars, Ontario History & Art Museum, RSVP is placing volunteers in supportive roles where they help beneficial community programs that provide either resources to the community and /or help strengthen local community pride.

Are you ready to serve with RSVP?

There are only two requirements….

  1. You have to be an adult age 55+!
  2.  Have passion and willingness to help!

 Join RSVP Volunteer today!

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Henry Sotelo
RSVP Coordinator
(909) 980-2857 ext. 243

RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service and supports a policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Reasonable accommodation to provide access to programs, services and activities may be available upon request on a case-by-case basis.

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We have joined forces with United Way of the Inland Valleys to form Inland SoCal United Way!

We have joined forces with United Way of the Inland Valleys to form Inland SoCal United Way!