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Volunteer Opportunities

RSVP volunteers are serving at 57 different non-profit agencies in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek Counties. There is sure to be a place that will fit your time, talents, skills and interests.
Capacity Building Activities for small non-profit agencies
Volunteers serve on advisory boards, help with clerical activities and other tasks designed to build the capacity of small non-profits.
Cultural Heritage
Volunteers serve at museums as well as Genealogical and Historical Society libraries preserving history for future generations.
Delivering Meals to the Homebound
Volunteers deliver meals prepared by Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging to individuals who are confined to their home.
Disaster Preparation & Assistance
Volunteers assist in various ways to ensure that their community is prepared for a disaster and to assist at disaster sites.
Food Pantry Assistant
Volunteers distribute food to the needy.
Income Tax Filing Assistance
Volunteers assist low income and elderly to file their Federal and State income tax returns.
Library Assistance
Volunteers assist with programs at the library by providing story hours or helping with summer reading programs. They also lead adult programs and make it possible for the visually impaired in smaller communities across Iowa to have large print books for the visually impaired.
Nursing Homes
RSVP Volunteers are an important part of the day in the lives of nursing home residents. They spend time visiting with residents, playing cards, bingo or other games, reading to the residents, engaging them in craft activities and taking them for a walk.
Pre-school, Child Care and Head Start Centers
Volunteers provide story hours and other early reading activities at pre-schools and Head Start classrooms.
Volunteers are engaging students in one on one activities in reading and math and other skill areas. They are also serving as teacher assistants to prepare the classroom and materials for positive learning experiences.
Gardening Projects
Find out more about ways you can lend assistance with various gardening projects in the community.
Seed Savers Exchange Field & Lab Plan Evaluation
Assist with evaluating plants at Seed Saver's Exchange July through October
Luther College Cafeteria to Community Program
Be part of an innovative program that is helping to feed the hungry!
Decorah Prairie
Help maintain a butterfly garden at the Decorah Prairie!
Northeast Iowa Humane Society
Assist at the brand new Love & Friendship Adoption Center near Decorah!
Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice
Promote peace, human rights, social and environmental justice.
ArtHaus gallery greeter and classroom aides
Share your love of art with gallery visitors as a gallery greeter or kids of all ages as a classroom aide.