The International Friend program at NIACC matches international students with a member of the local community. The initial commitment is for the fall term but many students and International Friends choose to remain in contact and maintain their relationships throughout the students’ time at NIACC and beyond. The goal is to mentor a young adult who is away from home, as well as provide a perspective on American culture that an international student may not experience on campus. Friends can be single individuals, couples, partners, or families with children of various ages.
Responding to community needs by providing meaningful, purposeful volunteer opportunities for people 55+.
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.