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RSVP is part of the national AmeriCorps Seniors network of programs which recruits adults 55 and better to use their skills, talents and life experience to help meet community needs through volunteer service. The Northwest Iowa RSVP program has been sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College since it was established in 1977. Northwest Iowa RSVP serves Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto counties. 

RSVP volunteers choose what and when they wish to serve. Opportunities for service are as diverse as the volunteers themselves and are available in a wide-range of projects, activities and events.

Whether impacting literacy and academic skills for elementary students, providing transportation to medical appointments or addressing food insecurity in northwest Iowa, RSVP volunteers are making a difference in people’s lives , while at the same time, they are strengthening their communities.