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RSVP in Iowa



RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and older. Volunteers utilize the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones, while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their local communities. 

Service opportunities are as diverse as the communities in which volunteers serve and may include:

  • Tutoring and mentoring youth
  • Meal delivery and food pantry assistance
  • Natural disaster and public emergency services
  • Assistance and transportation for the elderly

Each year, approximately 5,000 RSVP Volunteers serve 350,000 hours in Iowa. This volunteer service is a nearly $8 million investment in the State of Iowa (based on the Independent Sector’s estimated value of $22.73 per hour of volunteer time in Iowa)

Please use the list below to connect directly with the RSVP project in your community.

Algona (serving Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto counties)   
Iowa Lakes Community College, Dawn Bernhard, 515-295-8522

Boone (serving Boone, Greene and Guthrie counties)   
Boone County Hospital, Michele Hull, 515-433-7836

Carroll (serving Carroll, Crawford, and Calhoun counties)   
Carroll County RSVP, Stacy Venteicher, 712-792-4212

Cedar Rapids (serving Linn, Jones, Cedar and Benton counties)   
United Way's 55+ Initiative, Kayla Paulson, 319-398-5372

Clinton (serving Clinton County)   
Mobile Meals United, Lynee Burken, 563-243-7787

Council Bluffs (serving Pottawattamie and Mills counties)   
Connections Area Agency on Aging, Aubury Krueger, 800-432-9209

Decorah (serving Allamakee, Howard, and Winneshiek counties)   
Decorah Public Library, Deana Hageman, 563-277-4181

Des Moines (serving Dallas, Polk, and Warren counties)   
United Way of Central Iowa, Lynne Melssen, 515-246-6544

Dubuque (serving Dubuque County)   
The Finley Hospital (UnityPoint), Marie Zoromski, 563-589-2622

Fort Madison (serving Lee County)   
United Way of the Great River Region, Sarah Braden, ​319-372-8043

Iowa City (serving Johnson, Muscatine, Des Moines and Washington counties)   
United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties, Patti Fields, 319-338-7823

Knoxville (serving Madison and Marion counties)   
HIRTA Public Transit, Mildred Chihak, 515-309-9293

Lamoni (serving Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold and Union counties)   
Graceland University, Jennifer McBroom, 641-784-5046

Mason City (serving Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Worth counties)   
North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), Molly Anderegg, 641-422-4304

Mount Pleasant (serving Henry County)    
The Fellowship Cup​, Amy Clark, 319-385-3242 Ext. 102

Newton (serving Jasper County)   
ISU Extension & Outreach, Jasper County, Denice Fischer, 641-792-6433

Ottumwa​ (serving Monroe, Wapello and Jefferson counties)   
United Way of Wapello County, Peggy Fisher, 641-682-1264

Story City (serving Hamilton, Marshall, Story, and Webster counties)   
Story City Senior Citizens, Inc., Kalen Petersen, 515-733-4917

Waterloo (serving Black Hawk, Fayette and Buchanan counties)   
Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, Lauren Finke, 319-272-2087

Des Moines (serving Cass, Harrison, Iowa, Keokuk, Mahaska, Louisa, Monona, Shelby, Montgomery, Poweshiek, Woodbury and Fremont counties)   
Iowa Department on Aging, Julie Bergeson, 515-205-6224