Volunteering is an amazing experience.
Arrowhead RSVP and Northland Volunteer Center can help you make it truly rewarding by connecting you with an opportunity that will fit your schedule and make the best use of the many talents you have to share.
It is our mission to engage individuals in volunteer service that will not only meet critical needs in your community, but will provide you with a high quality experience that will enrich your life.
Engages persons 55 and better in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience to enrich their lives.
Northland Volunteer Center
Promotes volunteering by assisting people of all ages – including families -- to find meaningful volunteer opportunities in their communities, provides education and information, networking meetings, and sponsors special volunteer events like the annual Volunteer Fair, Purple Ribbon Recognition, and Hall of Fame Volunteer Awards.
Anyone who has a desire to serve the community as a volunteer is eligible to register with Arrowhead RSVP or Northland Volunteer Center. There are no restrictions based on education, income, or experience.
Our volunteers serve Cook, Lake and St. Louis Counties, including the City of Duluth, through nonprofit organizations and health care facilities; including schools, libraries, hospitals, tourist attractions, nursing homes, animal shelters, food shelves, and a wide variety of other community programs.
Volunteer opportunities involve helping children to read, delivering Meals on Wheels, preserving the natural environment, providing tourist information, friendly visiting and more. Our volunteers provide the equivalent of 4.9 million dollars in volunteer service annually.
Service hours are scheduled to meet the individual wishes and interests of the volunteer as well as the volunteer location. Each volunteer is asked to give 48 or more service hours during the year.
RSVP and NVC Volunteers are Provided:
- Personal assistance in finding an opportunity that is interesting and rewarding
- A chance to share life experiences to help others
- Satisfaction in knowing one is helping to meet critical community needs
- The opportunity to meet new people and face new challenges
- Excess accident and liability insurance while volunteering
- Help with travel expenses if needed (for RSVP volunteers only)
- Recognition for service