Mesa County RSVP

Senior Scholar Project

Helping children succeed in school and life


“It’s a wonderful program. I am proud to be a part of it.”

“The children seem to love me and I love them.”

“I love it!”

What is the Senior Scholar Project?

RSVP Senior Scholars
RSVP Senior Scholars
RSVP Senior Scholars

Do you enjoy helping children learn? Volunteers spend approximately 2-4 hours per week under the supervision of school teachers in Mesa County public and private schools, providing one-to-one academic and social skills assistance. You will help children build a positive self-image and successful learning habits. The children look forward to sitting with an encouraging, caring, reliable adult, and you’ll experience feelings of accomplishment and joy.

As a Senior Scholar, you:

  • Are never responsible for lesson-planning, class control, or discipline
  • Are always within sight/sound of a school employee
  • Need not be an expert or have particular training in any subject—even math
  • Receive clear, concise, simple directions from your partner teacher
  • Work with children individually or in small groups

Join RSVP's Senior Scholar Project

We need volunteers who care about kids:

  • Share your skills, talents and compassion with children in schools and other learning centers
  • Arrange a schedule that is workable for you
  • Be an important partner in the educational process and a child’s achievement
  • Enjoy the gratitude of student and staff
  • Reap the rewards of love, friendship, and the satisfaction that comes from helping

No experience is necessary—you will be trained how to effectively help. If you’re over age 55 or older and looking to help with our Senior Scholar’s Project, contact us today at 970-243-9839 ext. 7 to get started.

Senior Scholar Project volunteers are required to pass a background check at no cost to them.

Looking For Ways to Help?

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We routinely update our AmazonSmile page with needed office supplies and other equipment that help us do what we do.

Thank you for your support!

Donations gratefully accepted
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Your donations help RSVP strengthen our community by engaging volunteers ages 55 and over. Each volunteer placement provides community programs with essential support. Thank you for strengthening Mesa County! All donations to RSVP are tax-deductible.

In-Kind Donations

We accept in-kind donations. For more information about the types of items we accept, please email

Become a Sponsor

Our sponsoring partners are an important part of our success. To contact someone from our Fundraising Committee, please email