Northwest Iowa RSVP Awarded Grant From AmeriCorps

Mon 2-1-2021

(Estherville)-- The Northwest Iowa Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, has been awarded a grant of nearly $93,000 to support volunteer efforts of more than 300 people 55 and older in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto counties.

Iowa Lakes Community College has sponsored the local program since 1977, which has matched over a thousand volunteers with community needs.

The program has recently adapted to mitigations brought on by the pandemic, causing some of its programs to be offered through virtual means.

Over the last three years, coordinators say 432 volunteers have served 70,609 hours supporting many community-based activities.