Community Partnerships

Community Referral Program

RSVP volunteers are referred to non-profit agencies as requests are received. Volunteer assignments include: health care facilities (for example; hospitals, nursing homes, public clinics); senior-focused programs (like dining centers, senior centers, transportation programs, serving on governing boards locally and regionally, tax counseling, home delivered meals); libraries; museums; food pantries; chambers of commerce; homeless shelters; domestic violence shelters; schools, etc.

Groups & Homebased Program

RSVP volunteers work in groups and individually on projects for public and private non-profit organizations (for example, preparing bulk mailings, updating records or addressing envelopes). Volunteers may also sew items for those in shelters, make stuffed animals for grieving children, or knit and crochet mittens and hats for children in HeadStart, Breakfast Clubs, shelters and schools.

Seniors Volunteering for Seniors Program

RSVP volunteers provide assisted transportation, phone assurance, friendly visitation, and respite relief to fellow seniors in an attempt to help seniors remain independent as well as providing opportunities for increased socialization and support.  Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement and supplemental liability insurance.  Monthly meetings provide volunteers an opportunity to network with other volunteers as well as receive information on subjects pertinent to the senior population.

Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

RSVP volunteers provide youth in local schools with mentorship and guidance related to basic life skills. They also tutor students in math and literacy. During the summer months, RSVP pursues opportunities to partner with summer-based programs like the Boys and Girls Club. Income eligible volunteers may qualify for an hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, and meal reimbursement.  

Volunteer Stations

RSVP volunteers meet community needs throughout Rock County, Wisconsin and Northern Winnebago County, Illinois. Volunteer opportunities exist for RSVP members through partnerships with the following agencies and programs: