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Volunteers welcome for Northwest Iowa RSVP Volunteer Program

April 24, 2018

Interested in giving back to the community or simply want to make a difference? RSVP may be a perfect fit! Our volunteers determine exactly when, where, how often, how long, and in which area they offer their service!

Northwest Iowa RSVP engages people 55+ with meaningful community involvement. Iowa Lakes Community College has been the local sponsor for this federally funded, Senior Corps program since 1977 and RSVP has an office staffed by a county coordinator on each of the five Iowa Lakes campuses. 

RSVP recruits volunteers for placement with non-profit, public service, and proprietary health organizations as well as in elementary schools in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto counties. RSVP partners directly with over 125 volunteer host sites in the five-county region and maintain lists for the volunteer opportunities available in each county. Our goal is to match your experience, skills and interests with community service projects.

For more information, to volunteer, or to request a county coordinator to reach out to someone who may benefit from the social engagement and sense of purpose offered through volunteering, please contact the RSVP Coordinator for your county:

Visit  and check out the Northwest Iowa RSVP Facebook page.

Clay County:  Sue Ahlers,, 712-262-8858
Dickinson County: Patsy Donovan,, 712-336-6577
Emmet County: Linda Anderson,, 712-362-7929
Kossuth County:  Dawn Bernhard,, 515-295-8522
Palo Alto County:  Casee Ross,, 712-852-5351

For More Information:

Dawn Bernhard at 515-295-8522

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