High Country RSVP provides volunteer opportunities to residents of Garfield County

High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) recruits, trains, and promotes volunteers, age 55 and older

Go to the High Country RSVP website

Our volunteer organization has been sponsored by Colorado Mountain College since 1978. Our partnership with CMC is to create better futures through outreach opportunities, training, and classes for lifelong learners and grow community partnerships with volunteer education resources. Our goal is to be the first choice for information for volunteering and community service.

Our volunteers provide Medicare assistance for seniors; prepare income taxes for seniors, the disabled and persons with low to moderate income; help seniors and the disabled with small home repairs; teach driver safety classes, deliver Meals on Wheels; distribute food to the needy; mentor youth; serve senior meals; dispatch the Traveler; care for rescued pets; give out information at museums; work in healthcare settings; and are storytellers.

Our volunteers volunteer at non-profit agencies in Garfield County, such as:

  • CMC Mini College
  • CMC Learning Lab/ESL
  • Colorado Animal Rescue, Inc. (CARE)
  • Frontier Historical Society
  • Garfield County Libraries
  • Glenwood Springs Art Guild
  • Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort
  • Graham Mesa Elementary School
  • Grand River Hospital District
  • Grand Valley Historical Society
  • Heritage Park Care Center
  • Literacy Outreach
  • New Castle Historical Society
  • Parachute Information Cabin
  • Rifle Creek Museum
  • Senior Nutrition Program
  • Senior Transportation Program
  • Valley View Hospital
  • Youth Zone

RSVP Tax Program

This service is provided at no charge for low to moderate income clients, seniors, and disabled individuals from Carbondale to Parachute/Battlement Mesa. Call 970-384-8740 for more information.

RSVP Medicare Assistance Program

RSVP can help you if you are confused about your Medicare or need help to:

  • Understand your options
  • Make informed choices
  • Know your rights
  • Save money

Our highly trained volunteers offer one-on-one, personalized service for your unique situation and are trained in all parts of Medicare including supplement plans and additional money saving programs. Call 970-384-8744 for details.

RSVP Helping Hands for Seniors Program

RSVP volunteers can help with simple maintenance and repair projects such as, but not limited to: yard work, minor plumbing and electrical repair, light bulb and smoke detector battery replacement, basic personal computer assistance, minor carpentry, installation of grab bars, minor home adaptations for disabled, wheelchair ramp installation and basic energy assessments and home weatherization. Call 970-384-8746 for information.

RSVP Colorado AARP Driver Safety Class

The Colorado AARP Driver Safety Class is directed towards drivers 50 and older. Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. The program covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; when to use a car phone; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; how to assess your own and others' driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index. Call 970-384-8747 for details.

Whether you have lived in our community for a while or are new here, join us in making a difference and making new friends!

Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of men and women, age 55 and older, through meaningful volunteer opportunities that use their skills, abilities and life experiences in service to their communities.

For more information please contact:

Patty Daniells
Program Director