RSVP – Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Are you over the age of 55 and looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? RSVP helps individuals stay involved and active in their community, whether they are preparing for retirement or have been retired for many years.

RSVP is a unique program that supports wellness and positive aging. It allows people of various backgrounds, skills, and expertise tackle the issues that impact their community, such as transportation issues, poverty, and loneliness. Volunteers can choose where they would like to serve, as well as how often they want to serve. Training is provided initially and ongoing as needed. You can volunteer in an area that utilizes skills you have honed throughout your life, or you can try something completely new.

Volunteers bring a diversity of interests and experiences, combined with a dedication to improving lives through service. As a volunteer, you will enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life, building stronger and safer communities, getting back more than you give, and making friends along the way.

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Assisting the Chamber

Assisting the Chamber and the Southeast Iowa Symphony with mailings

Henry County Heritage Trust Museum

Henry County Heritage Trust Museum

Meals to the homebound

Home-Delivered Meals–Milestones Area Agency on Aging: This station works with Milestones AAA to deliver hot meals to elderly homebound individuals. It is one day a week, about an hour each time. As the volunteer, you pick up the food and deliver one meal to each house on your route. Your route could be in Mount …

Medical Transportation

Medical Transportation: This station provides transportation to elderly and disabled individuals so they can attend to their medical needs. This may mean doctor’s appointments, trips to the hospital to see a specialist, trips to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions, etc. Frequency of rides depends on volunteer preference. The volunteer also has full say over …

Midwest Old Thresher’s

Assembling candy boxes for Midwest Old Thresher’s

Paired Reader–Mount Pleasant Elementary Schools:

This station works with local elementary schools to give students an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a one-on-one setting. Most volunteers commit to an hour each week. Times and days are set by the teacher, based on need. The paired reader often works with several students in that hour. Grade level is generally …

Volunteer Testimonials

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Volunteering at HCHC

Volunteering at HCHC: information desk, gift shop, SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), and Patient/Family Ambassadors