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RSVP of North Central Iowa

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Pen Pals is an intergenerational program that links 4th- and 5th-grade students with RSVP volunteers age 55+. Pen Pals exchange letters for six months and then meet at a party. The program is designed to help students practice the art of writing, increase literacy skills, and build positive multi-generational relationships.

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About RSVP of North Central Iowa

Location:

500 College Dr., Mason City, IA 50401, US

Mission Statement

Responding to community needs by providing meaningful, purposeful volunteer opportunities for people 55+.

Description

RSVP, or Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is part of a national network of programs called Senior Corps with the Corporation for National & Community Service. Locally, RSVP of North Central Iowa is sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College. RSVP recruits adults 55 and older to use their skills, talents, and life experience to help meet community needs through volunteer service.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

North Side ElementaryHampton, IA 50441

(42.7425,-93.21034)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six letters during school year

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