RSVP Volunteer Program
RSVP is an AmeriCorps Seniors national program, sponsored in Northwest Iowa by Iowa Lakes Community College. The mission of RSVP is to recruit and place volunteers 55 and older to meet community needs through service opportunities. RSVP volunteers serve with schools, at public and government agencies, with non-profit organizations, and with individuals in need of assistance.
Although RSVP volunteers must be 55 and older, they can serve people of any age, from the very young to the elderly. RSVP volunteers provide a wide variety of services including: Pen Pals, Reading Buddies, tutoring and mentoring children in Emmetsburg public and parochial schools; assisting with Feed Our Kids and other food insecurity efforts in the county; supporting the Emmetsburg VFW; assisting with blood drives and with charity-based thrift stores; assisting with community events; or helping host events and activities at Iowa Lakes Community College.
RSVP staff matches volunteer skills and interests with needs in the community. RSVP volunteers choose what they want to do and determine how much time they want to spend volunteering.
To find out more about becoming an RSVP volunteer, you may contact the RSVP staff at 712.852.5236 or check out the online registration form and information at iowalakes.edu/rsvp. Click on “Join RSVP Today”, fill out the online form and click on “submit.” An RSVP staff person will contact you with additional information.