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Volunteer Now!

If you are 55 years of age or older, contact RSVP and find out how you can get connected to meaningful volunteer opportunities in Story, Marshall, Hamilton, and Webster Counties. 


  • Select from a variety of opportunities   

  • Your preferences are our priority 

  • Stay involved in your community 

  • Results driven assignments 

  • Pre-service orientation 

  • Ongoing support available 

  • Web-based information available 

  • Flexible scheduling 

  • Social opportunities 

  • Mileage reimbursement 

  • Supplemental Insurance 

  • Recognition

  • Quarterly Newsletter

RSVP volunteers:

  • Help children increase academic performance.

  • Help local law enforcement better serve the public.

  • Help homebound elderly residents remain living in their own homes.

  • Serve the needs of communities in the event of a disaster.

  • Help children/young adults learn life skills.

  • Assist families in need.

  • Provide diverse support to public, nonprofit, and health care agencies.

 Becoming an RSVP Volunteer

The steps to getting connected to a rewarding volunteer experience are simple.  If you are at least 55 years of age:

1.  Fill out an RSVP Volunteer Application.  Simply fill in the fields of the online application (below) and hit submit. Or, if you prefer, you can print a hard copy, fill it out and mail it to our main office in Story City.  A hard copy is available under the "Resources" tab.

2.  Come to an RSVP Volunteer Orientation.  This is where you will learn about RSVP and the benefits of becoming an RSVP volunteer.  You can also visit with RSVP staff about your preferences and learn what opportunities best fit your interests, skills, and schedule.  

3.  Let RSVP staff support you and get you plugged in to the best volunteer opportunity for you.


4.  Experience the rewards of sharing your time and talents to make a difference in the community and enjoy the benefit of ongoing support from RSVP staff.  Welcome!!  

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Central Iowa RSVP Volunteer Registration Form

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.

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(Optional). Race/Ethnic Background

OR--if you prefer--just pull this volunteer registration form to your desktop and print


Cancer Society and Support Agencies

•City and County Offices

•Clothing and Food Pantries

•Community Action Centers

•Disability Services Organizations

•Disaster Services Agencies

•Food Pantries and Distribution Sites

•Historical/Cultural Organizations

•Hospitals/Care Centers

•Iowa Games/Special Olympics

•ISU Extension

•Police Departments

•Public Libraries

•Family Services Agencies

•Public Health and Nursing Services

•Public Schools Systems

•Senior Services/Senior Centers

•Sheriff’s Offices

•Thrift Stores

•United Way

•Youth Support Organizations


Marshall County has an active garden projectin the summer, which pair RSVP volunteers with children.
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