Retired Senior Volunteer Program 

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program was funded in January of 2001 to serve the Dickinson and Iron County areas.This program is part of the National Senior Service Corps of the Corporation for National Service. The mission of RSVP is to engage adults aged 55 and better in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide high quality experiences to enrich volunteers' lives.      

RSVP matches volunteers to a variety of public and non-profit agencies according to their skills, interests, and available time. RSVP is a very flexible program and is adaptable to suit each unique volunteer and volunteer station!


RSVP volunteers set their own schedule and choose where they would like to serve. Many organizations in Dickinson and Iron Counties are designated as RSVP volunteer stations.

... to live a longer, healthier, more fulfilling life.

... to get in touch with new faces and places and new challenges.


... to add interest and meaning to your life. 

... to make a difference in your community.


... to share a skill with others.

... to gain leadership skills.

... to do your civic duty.

.. to stay busy.




... the reasons are endless!

Free volunteer placement

Opportunity to use your skills and expertise

Chance to learn something new every day

Supplemental accident and liability


Meals, transportation, and mileage reimbursement


Satisfaction of knowing that you made a difference

Social get-togethers with other RSVP volunteers

"RSVP Rave" monthly newsletter

What do volunteers receive?
Why volunteer?

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What are the required qualifications?

The qualifications to this program are pretty simple!


RSVP volunteers must be ages 55 or better, willing to volunteer a few hours a month or more and be willing to work with others to solve community needs.

Volunteers get to make their own schedule and choose how and where they will serve their community.


Many continue the type of work they have already enjoyed in life, while others try something completely different. RSVP volunteers may choose to volunteer in one or more locations.

How do I start? 

To start volunteering through the RSVP program, please fill out an enrollment form so that we can find a volunteer opportunity that will be meaningful and satisfying to you!

Enrollment forms and other information regarding the program can be found at the DICSA main office, at your local senior center or by downloading using the links below!

• RSVP Volunteer Handbook
• RSVP Enrollment Form
• RSVP Timesheet Form
• Example Timesheet Form

What are the required qualifications?

There are numerous RSVP Volunteer Stations throughout Dickinson and Iron Counties for volunteers to choose from. Just let us know what type of volunteering you enjoy! 



Tutoring a child

Clothe or feed the needy

Build a house

Help at a hospital

Visit nursing home residents

Answer telephones

Serve any local non-profit

Clean up the environment

Serve meals or help with activities at a senior center


Preserve our history

Care for animals

... or a host of other opportunities!

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us! We're happy to help!

Kathy Arnold - RSVP Director

Telephone: 906-774-2256, x223
Fax: 906-774-2257

1238 Carpenter Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801


© 2014-2016 by Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency. 

Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency

1238 Carpenter Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
OFFICE: 906-774-2256
FAX: 906-774-2257

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