Retired Senior Volunteer Program

By joining RSVP, you become part of a National movement of thousands of volunteers responding to critical community needs. Anoka County RSVP connects people age 55 and over who want to volunteer with non-profit and social service programs in Anoka County.

Enroll & Volunteer


To enroll call Tricia Lehti at 763-422-7090 or download the volunteer application. After completing the application and skills and interests checklist, RSVP matches you with community needs. You are provided position descriptions for each matched opportunity and you choose which opportunities to pursue. There are even volunteer time sheets available for download, so you can keep track of your volunteer work time.
Examples of RSVP Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Tax Aide Volunteer
Help senior citizens or low income and disadvantaged citizens in the Anoka County area fill out their income tax, property, or mobile home tax returns. Training is provided. No prior experience necessary. Upcoming training sessions are March 31st OR April 14th, 2016 from 12:30 - 1:00 PM at the Northtown Library. To register for one of the sessions contact Tricia at 763-422-7090. Training Session Information
  
Volunteer Transportation
Consider making a difference by driving seniors and veterans to and from medical appointments.
  
Fight Hunger
Invest time with your local food shelf in providing emergency food or clothing to people in need.  RSVP volunteers serve at ACBC in Anoka, CEAP in Blaine, NACE Inc. in East Bethel and SACA in Columbia Heights.

Become a Companionship Volunteer    
RSVP volunteers provide companionship for family caregivers.  Volunteers socialize, play cards, games, share a movie or listen to music with the caregiver's loved one while the caregiver receives respite.

Tutor Adult Learners
Share your love of reading and skill-building with others at Metro North Adult Basic Education. Tutors receive training to work with adults needing help with basic reading and English as a  Second Language. Sites located in Blaine, Columbia Heights, and Oak Grove.

Anoka County Workforce Center
Build confidence and skills. RSVP volunteers help customers learn computer basics, e-mail, and answer general questions. Volunteers provide resource information regarding workshops, job leads and more!
   
Stepping Stone Emergency Housing
Volunteers are needed in the following areas; front desk, reception, presenters (share a skill), food pick up, and handyman.

Coffee Anyone
Volunteers operate the snack shop and gift shop at the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center.  Volunteers work in 2-person teams weekday morning hours.
     
Indoors & Outdoors
Local nature centers seek volunteers to assist with special events, program set-ups, newsletters and office tasks.
    
Volunteer From Home
Volunteer to take grocery orders for clients and enter them on-line. Computer needed. Training provided.