Continuing and Community Education


Logo for RSVP

RSVP of North Central Iowa is part of a national network of programs called Senior Corps that recruits adults 55 and older to use their skills, talents and life experience to help meet community needs through volunteer service. RSVP is sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College.

Currently RSVP of North Central Iowa volunteers are serving in 12 school districts within Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago and Worth counties.

The literacy and mentoring programs are:

  • Reading Buddies
  • Reading Coaches
  • Breakfast Buddies
  • Pen Pals
  • Walking School Bus

Additional details on each program are available through the RSVP office.
When you share your time and talents, you make an impact. No one in the world has had the exact same experiences you’ve had and no one else can share what those experiences have taught you. Volunteer to share your experience with a child today!

Who can volunteer?

The only requirement to join RSVP is that you be 55 or older and have a desire to make a difference in your community. You do not have to be retired and you do not have to meet any income guidelines. It doesn’t matter where you live or how much time you have to volunteer.

Open House

Come learn more about RSVP of North Central Iowa at a Taste of RSVP Open House

Worth County
Date: Tuesday, August 2
Place: Olson Community Room, 906 1st Ave. S, Northwood

Hancock County
Date: Thursday, August 4
Place: Garner Education Center, 325 West 8th St., Garner

Cerro Gordo County
Date: Tuesday, August 9
Place: First Citizens Bank Heritage Room, 2601 4th St. SW, Mason City

Winnebago County
Date: Thursday, August 11
Place: Titonka Savings Bank, 101 U.S. Highway 69, Forest City

All open houses are from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Pick which one works best for you!