Volunteers are trained to answer phone calls made to the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Phone Bank. The phone bank alleviates non-emergency calls flooding 911. Volunteers record details and disseminate information.
A Volunteer Reception Center is established to manage spontaneous volunteers who step up to help in an emergency. Trained RSVP Volunteers will greet and interview incoming volunteers, process application forms, and issue identification materials.
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.