Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
"SHARING THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY"
What is RSVP?
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), is federally funded by the Corporation for National Service who came into being with the signing of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. Dawson County is our local sponsor and also contributes to the funding.
The purpose of the Dawson/Wibaux Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is to provide a variety of opportunities for people 55 or older to participate more fully in the life of their community through significant volunteer service.
- To recruit and place volunteers for service in non-profit organizations throughout Dawson and Wibaux counties
- To provide meaningful, productive activity for people 55 and older who wish to promote the spirit of volunteerism
- To provide resource information and assistance
- To seek out new volunteer opportunities in the areas of education, health and human needs, environment, community and economic development and public safety that attract seniors with varied and changing interests
What Do RSVP Volunteers Do?
As a volunteer, you choose what you want to do and when you would like to do it.
Volunteer opportunities are as diverse as our volunteers themselves are. Some volunteers choose opportunities with regular hours. Others prefer project or task oriented volunteer opportunities. Opportunities include: tutoring and helping a child to read; speaking about life experiences to school children in classes; clerical and reception duties; assisting in libraries, museums and art gallery, providing tax preparation assistance to low income seniors, helping with community blood drives, operating food banks, assisting in hospital and nursing homes. All volunteers are covered by accident and liability insurance while participating in volunteer activities.