Northeast Iowa RSVP Program Commemorates 20th Year

There will be no parades down Main Street, church bells ringing, train whistles blowing, or fire truck sirens blaring to celebrate this month when the AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties observes its 20th anniversary year, but there will be dozens of community organizations that quietly express thanks … [Read More]

RSVP Pen Pal Program

Third graders in teacher Casey Rausch’s Crestwood Elementary School in Cresco are already preparing to write to the pen pals they’ll be matched with this winter through a Northeast Iowa RSVP program. “We did not have the Pen Pal program last year due to COVID and are so excited to get it up and running … [Read More]

2021 RSVP Appreciation Events

In October, volunteers were recognized once again at “Drive Through” appreciation events held in each of the three counties served by NEI RSVP.  Volunteers that drove through were treated to cupcakes and ice cream, and they also had the chance to pick up a few appreciation gifts and chat with RSVP staff. Volunteer “Years of … [Read More]

Northeast Iowa RSVP Service Enterprise Certification

Northeast Iowa RSVP is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise! Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management … [Read More]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dale Emery

Seed Saver’s Exchange recently featured Dale Emery in an article about their volunteers. Dale has been serving at Seed Savers since 2012 and at NEI RSVP since 2015. According to the article, “… beginning in the fall and going into spring, Dale is a fixture at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center in downtown … [Read More]

Station Highlight: Oneota Film Festival

RSVP and Oneota Film Festival seek volunteers to assist at OFF’s 12th annual film screening events Feb.14-16 Northeast Iowa RSVP and Oneota Film Festival (OFF) are seeking volunteers to help conduct the annual winter festival of screenings of independent films  February 14-16 at several locations in Decorah and Waukon, Iowa. There will be screenings in … [Read More]

Join NEI RSVP in serving area organizations

Fifty-five or older and looking for opportunities to serve your community? Volunteer through RSVP! Northeast Iowa RSVP invites community members in their senior years to use their skills and experience to benefit more than 60 local programs for which RSVP coordinates volunteer assistance. Your response to NEI RSVP’s request for volunteer assistance can aid hundreds … [Read More]