Volunteer Services

Helping People. Changing Lives.

You have a lifetime of experience and you can make a difference in the community

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) welcomes volunteers age 55 and older and pairs them with opportunities to help enrich their lives and improve their communities.  RSVP is a national service program under AmeriCorps Seniors, an organization dedicated to engaging active older adults in volunteer service.  AmeriCorps volunteers serve directly with nonprofit organizations to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges, and with over 170,000 members nationwide, we make a difference in communities all across America.  AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in the RSVP program serve locally at nearly 50 different non-profit, civic and faith-based organizations in Dawes and Sioux counties.  Whether you want to volunteer at the food pantry, a blood drive, museums, prepare for disasters, or deliver Meals on Wheels, or at one of our many other volunteer sites - we need you!

What volunteer activities are available?

  • Delivering meals to the home-bound
  • Providing companionship to seniors and disabled individuals
  • Serving at local food pantries and nutrition sites
  • Guides & docents at local museums and historical societies
  • Providing transportation to seniors & others who cannot drive
  • Tutoring & mentoring local students
  • Working with people who have disabilities
  • Answering the telephone, directing visitors
  • Meal service & clean-up
  • Visiting shut-ins
  • Blood donation promotion and registration
  • Tutoring & mentoring local students
  • Knitting, quilting, and sewing items for the community
  • Preparation for community emergencies
  • Assisting at local events and art festivals
  • And so much more

Benefits include:

  • Recognition.  We celebrate our volunteers during annual recognition events designed to highlight service and be fun and entertaining. 
  • Ongoing training.  We strive to provide educational opportunities that benefit the volunteer as well as the sites they serve.
  • Accident and liability insurance while volunteering.  RSVP volunteers are covered by supplemental personal liability, accident and excess automobile insurance at no cost while volunteering.
  • Improved health and sense of well-being.  Studies have found that volunteering improves your physical and mental health.

To qualify for RSVP you must

  • Be 55 years of age or older.
  • Want to share your skills and life talents.

RSVP is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin including individuals with limited English proficiency, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, military service, or any other status protected by law.

 Got an hour? Share it!

How to Apply

make a diffPrint and fill out both pages of the RSVP Volunteer Application. Then give us a call at 308-432-3393 or come by our office at 270 Pine Street in Chadron.  

We will visit with you about volunteer opportunities that best fit your interests, skills and availability.