RSVP partners with three elementary schools to provide volunteers for walking programs. The Walking School Bus program provides adult leadership for children walking to school in Mason City. Walking Buddies walk the track at Hampton-Dumont South Side Elementary School. School Crossing Guards lead students safely across the street in Lake Mills. These programs promote health and fitness and provide positive role models for students. RSVP volunteers must be 55 years of age or older.
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.