Volunteer Center of the Redwoods/RSVP

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Volunteer Driver Program
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Publication about VCOR & RSVP

Volunteer Center of the Redwoods/RSVP, Programs of the Area 1 Agency on Aging
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We Volunteer! Get involved.


RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is a federally-funded program that promotes community involvement and volunteerism in Humboldt/Del Norte counties. Those who are 55 and older are encouraged to sign up as an RSVP member and become a national service volunteer. RSVP members help to address some of the pressing issues in our community. Opportunities in Disaster Preparedness, Environmental Stewardship, Education, Economic Opportunities, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families are among the placements we aim to fill. Local non-profits and government agencies work together with RSVP to place applicants in volunteer jobs that help fill a community need. For more information, call (707) 601-7809 or email us at vcor@a1aa.org.

Volunteer Center of the Redwoods

Highlighting what we do! who-steward-you

As Boomers retire, many want to stay active, healthy and spend time outdoors. In Northern California, behind the Redwood Curtain, many older adults are getting involved by getting their hands dirty- building trails, creatively reusing materials, and redirecting waste from the landfill. Find out about what is happening in rural Northern California with Environmental Stewardship. Transport yourself into the wonder of a redwood forest and learn about this unique and dedicated community of aging environmental stewards. This is a 10-minute video produced by Maureen McGarry, Project Director of the Humboldt/Del Norte RSVP. Learn how a community “thinking outside the box” is becoming a national model for sustainable practices in community-owned forest management and in waste prevention. See how volunteers creatively collaborate to educate the community about trash as a natural resource.

Humboldt: (707) 630-5081

839 9th Street, Arcata, CA  95521

Email: vcor@a1aa.org

The Volunteer Center of the Redwoods (VCOR) refers people of all ages and abilities to opportunities for meaningful volunteerism in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. The Volunteer Center of the Redwoods works with individuals and organizations to support civic engagement, to connect volunteers to options for service, and to assist and support community organizations as they recruit, train and manage volunteers.

           RSVP Timesheet               PDF icon RSVP Application 7-18.pdf                  

Volunteer programs include:

  • RSVP, focusing on volunteers 55 years of age and older;
  • Volunteer Driver Program, transporting Rio Dell and Eureka area residents 50 to and from health care appointments in Humboldt County.