Senior and Retired Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a point of coordination for volunteers 55+ and nonprofit organizations in need of volunteers. The purpose of RSVP is to engage individuals 55 and older in helping to meet community needs; and to provide a high quality life enriching experience for the volunteers. RSVP projects are nationwide and are part of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). There are over 700 projects nationwide; with 23 in Iowa alone! Read more >
You - the volunteers are our main focus. We want to be sure you are finding your volunteer experience to be rewarding and personally satisfying.
RSVP nationally is a network of over 700 projects—500,000 volunteers and is positioned and viewed as an expert on and advocate for volunteerism in our country. The more we can track, on a local level and by extension a national level, the reality of the contributions of today's 55 and older volunteers, the more we dispel the myths surrounding aging.
Being a part of RSVP allows us to incorporate the volunteer work you do in identifying the impact today's 55+ population contribute to the health and welfare of their communities.
Tracking volunteer data is a valuable tool in detailing and highlighting how volunteers impact a community, what they actually accomplish, and just how valuable they are to the operation of hundreds of non profit organizations, schools, and health care facilities in our towns and cities. Without the tracking done by RSVP, the efforts of volunteers may remain unidentified in any comprehensive way. This leads to a total lack of knowledge as to the true impact of today's volunteers. In addition, the data collected is shared with Legislators and Congress, who then use the information to help determine future allocation of funds for volunteer efforts.