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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

  • Monthly Newsletter

RSVP volunteers:

  • Help children become better readers and students.

  • Help local law enforcement to better serve the public.

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

  • Prepare to 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.  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.  (See the News and Publication tab...scroll down to the Calendar of Events to see when the next RSVP Volunteer Orientation is scheduled).

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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Volunteer Application Form

Give us a hand & start making a difference

Are You Bilingual?
Race/Ethnic Background (optional)

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


Alzheimer's Association

Ames Community Arts Council

Ames Convention and Visitors' Bureau

Boys and Girls Club of Story County

Cancer Society and Support Agencies
City and County Offices 
Clothing and Food Pantries
Community Action Centers
Department of Human Services
Disability Services Organizations
Disaster Services Agencies
Friendship Ark

Habitat for Humanity

Head Start
Historical/Cultural Organizations 

Homeless Shelters
Hospitals/Care Centers

Iowa Able Foundation
Iowa Games/Special Olympics

IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Info Service)

ISU Athletic Department
ISU Extension

KHOI Radio
Police Departments
Public Libraries
Emergency Management 
Family Services Agencies 

Octagon Center for the Arts
Public Health and Nursing Services
Public Schools Systems

Reiman Gardens
Senior Services/Senior Centers
Sheriff's Offices
Thrift Stores
United Way
Youth Support Organizations

*This is a partial list of types of agencies and organizations partnering with RSVP.

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