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 $7,669,463 investment in the State of Iowa (based on the Independent Sector’s estimated value of $22.25 per hour of volunteer time)

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, 515-294-8522

Boone (serving Boone and Greene 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 and Jones counties)
United Way's 55+ Initiative, Kayla Paulson, 319-398-5372

Clinton (serving Clinton County)
Mobile Meals United, Kathy Frye, 563-243-7787

Council Bluffs (serving Pottawattamie and Mills counties)
Connections Area Agency on Aging, Terri Martin, 712-328-2540 Ext. 1056

Decorah (serving Allamakee, Howard, and Winneshiek counties)
Decorah Public Library, Kathy Barloon, 563-382-3717

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

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

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

Iowa City (serving Johnson, Iowa, Muscatine and Des Moines counties)
Elder Services, Inc., Rosemary Schwartz, 319-338-0515, Ext. 1003

Lamoni (serving Decatur and Ringgold counties)
Graceland University, Emily Uhlenkamp, 641-784-5389

Mason City (serving Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Worth counties)
North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), Molly Anderegg, 641-422-4303

Mount Pleasant (serving Henry County) 
The Fellowship Cup​, Camille Van Horn, 319-385-6547

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, Lisa Oglesby, 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 and Fayette counties)
Covenant Medical Center, Sheila Bohr, 319-272-2552

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