The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is a member of the Senior Corps network of programs that use the experience, skills, and talents of adults 55 and older to meet the needs of our community. Sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital, RSVP has offices located in the lower level of 300 N. Grandview at the corner of West 3rd and Grandview.
Volunteer Need 1
Volunteer Drivers - RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and older with over 35 community partners and over 50 different positions, but right now one of the primary needs is for volunteers who want to drive. We need drivers to deliver Mobile Meals Monday-Friday mid-day (can do one or more day per week) and volunteer drivers for the DuRide program (flexible schedule), transporting seniors 65 and older where they need to go.
Volunteer Need 2
Small Claims Mediators - Volunteers are needed to act as mediators in Small Claims cases. Small Claims cases are civil disputes involving $5,000.00 or less. Mediators meet with both parties at the Courthouse and assist the parties in reaching a settlement, if possible. Mediation occurs each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Scheduling is flexible and volunteers are needed one to two times per month.
Volunteer Need 3
Friendly Visitors - Volunteers are needed at Bethany Home, Dubuque Nursing and Rehab, Ennoble Manor, Heritage Manor, Luther Manor, Mt. Carmel, Oakcrest, Stonehill, and Sunnycrest Manor. Visit with patients one on one, read to residents, play cards, and help with other patient activities as needed.
Volunteer Need 4
Greeters - RSVP is sponsored locally by UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital and the hospital is currently in need of volunteers who would like to be greeters/escorts, help in the surgical waiting room, or become trained and help with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). We also place volunteers at Mercy-Dubuque and Mercy-Dyersville, call to find out about available positions.
Volunteer Need 5
Community Volunteers - Volunteers are needed at many of our partnering stations including the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, Washington Tool Library, National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, community schools, nursing homes, Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and many other non-profit organizations. For the Cascade Senior Meal Site, the main coordinator is retiring July 1, 2016 and NEI3A is looking for a volunteer or a few volunteers that would rotate to organize the meals at the Cascade meal site located on Main Street. The volunteers would be at the site Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. The meals are delivered complete and packaged. There is no cooking involved. The site averages 5 to 6 people per meal. You can contact Lois Kern at the Dyersville site for more information at 563-875-2600. Washington Tool Library - created in the 1970's to provide access to general tools to residents of Dubuque. This is an amazing organization that serves the city of Dubuque. Residents sign up for a library card like a regular library but instead of books it gives them access to electric tools, ladders, appliance dollies, rakes, sanders, wheel barrows and much more. The library facilitates home projects without having to purchase all the tools. This group needs people to serve as the check out staff, Mon - Wed & Fri, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm. This is a great position for a do-I-yourself enthusiast. Contact Tom Oberhoffer or Bruce Williams 563-588-1965 during open hours - M-W-F 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Contact RSVP today to find a volunteer opportunity that is right for you (remember you must be at least 55 years of age to join, but you don’t have to retired).