High Country RSVP

Volunteer Stations

To become an RSVP Volunteer Station we need a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed every three years, which ensures compliance with RSVP program regulations. To qualify for consideration as an RSVP Volunteer Station, an applicant agency must be a public or private nonprofit organization or a proprietary health care agency, meet a critical community need, and provide meaningful and challenging volunteer assignments.

It is required that RSVP receive written job descriptions for the volunteer placements to ensure a successful and positive experience and so that volunteers will perform their assigned service activities. The application includes a Volunteer Safety Checklist in order to assess that the environment of the partner station is safe for every volunteer. By signing the MOU the volunteer station has read and agrees to the Volunteer Station Roles and Responsibilities and assures that the station will not discriminate against RSVP volunteers on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; age; political affiliation; religion; or on the basis of a disability.

Volunteer service activities with the partner stations will continue to be monitored and managed using Volunteer Reporter Software, which collects data such as station information, dates, jobs, volunteers and hours. This will ensure that volunteers are performing their assigned service activities and prevent or identify prohibited activities.

Our Goals

Because of the longevity of our program and because of the relationship with our sponsor, Colorado Mountain College, our agency has developed strong partnerships within our community. High Country RSVP collaborates and partners with dozens of organizations including:

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Catholic Charities
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Salvation Army
  • Garfield County Senior Programs
  • Garfield County Council on Aging
  • AARP
  • State of Colorado Division of Insurance
  • Garfield County Human Service Commission

Current Volunteer Partner Stations

  • AARP
  • Catholic Charities
  • CMC Children's Mini College
  • Colorado Animal Rescue, Inc. (CARE)
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife (DOW)
  • Colorado State VA Nursing Home
  • E Dene Moore Care Center
  • Garfield County Council on Aging
  • Garfield County Library System
  • Grand River Hospital District
  • Grand Valley Historical Society
  • Helping Hands for Seniors

  • Hospice of the Valley
  • Junior Achievement / Roaring Fork Valley
  • Kiwanis of Grand Valley-Parachute
  • Literacy Outreach
  • Mesa Vista Assisted Living
  • Mountain Valley Developmental Services
  • P/BM Chamber of Commerce/Cabin
  • Rifle Chamber of Commerce/Info Cabin
  • Rifle Creek Museum/Rifle Heritage Center
  • Rifle Senior Center
  • Rifle Thrift Shop

  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Matters
  • Senior Navigator
  • Senior Nutrition Program
  • SHIP/Medicare/ Counseling
  • Silt Historical Society
  • Tax Assistance Program
  • UpRoot Colorado
  • Valley Senior Center
  • Valley View Hospital
  • Youth for Christ
  • YouthZone