Volunteers in Action

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About Volunteers in Action

Volunteers In Action: Your local one-stop volunteer center serving all of Barton and Pawnee counties. We strive to match both retired seniors and working professionals who want to volunteer their skills with nonprofits who need their help. Learn more about the RSVP program!

Our Mission

Through the recruitment of skills-based volunteers of all ages we will leverage the specialized skills and talents of individuals to strengthen the infrastructure of our local nonprofits. Connecting volunteers with the agencies will empower each group and create an environment of sustainability enabling the agencies to better fulfill their missions.  

Our Story

For over 35 years Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, R.S.V.P., has been in the community giving our retired seniors a way to give back and share lifelong learned skills and experiences. This program is growing and thriving and will continue to do so! Along with our local senior volunteers, we are actively growing our volunteer center to include all ages. Men. Women. Children. Everyone has something to share and we want to encourage you to share your skills, passions and talents with the many nonprofit organizations

Volunteer Opportunities

There are 14 shifts open. Please call the office at 792-1614 if you can help.

Senior Center

The Great Bend Senior Center is looking for one or two volunteers to help during the noon hour. The volunteer would help pour coffee or tea, greet guests and help with check-in once in a while. Volunteers do not have to be there every day of the week.  Contact Rosie at 620-792-3906.

RSVP Medical Transportation

Volunteers provide transportation to Barton County residents needing help getting to  necessary medical appointments. Volunteers drive their own vehicle and RSVP reimburses 27 cents per mile. RSVP has a van available to help transport passengers that require a wheelchair. Volunteers can choose long distance or local trips with the option to drive the van when necessary. Volunteers have full discretion to accept a trip or not. Call Victoria for more information at 620-792-1614.

RSVP Thrift Store

The Thrift Store in Hoisington is a large fundraising opportunity for VIA/RSVP. The store is operated by a dedicated group of volunteers. It is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It is also open on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Thrift Store is always seeking volunteers to assist in the day-to-day operations. Please contact Selma Webb to obtain more information at (620) 653-4118.