Mesa County RSVP

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Volunteer Opportunities

Open Positions

  •                                                     Mindful Mutts

                                   Student Supervisors

“Mutts” is a community project between 4 organizations to benefit Mesa County Animal Services’ shelter dogs. Interest in helping high school students learn the hands-on Animal Care Program curriculum is urgently needed

  • Program runs from March through May 10th.
  • Schedule: Every other Wed. from 1:00 to 2:50.
  • Located at Mesa County Animal Services: 971 A. Coffman Rd.
    • Supervise 2 students interested in caring for shelter dogs.
        • Supervise 1 hour of animal socialization.
        • 40 min. of facility care: cleaning etc.
  • Volunteers are not required to assist with these tasks, but can if they choose.
  • Background check is required
  • Training is provided.
  • Call Dave Carlo for more information at 970-243-9839 or email HERE.            

Department of Veterans Affairs

Volunteer Drivers

  Caring, compassionate volunteers needed to show a courteous and friendly demeanor, assisting patients

   needing care. Available positions are listed below with some of the requirements

   and qualifications.

      • Shuttle Cart Driver

        • Safe driving record is required.

        • Physical is required
        • Training provided. 
      • Volunteer Driver
        • Safely transport riders to and from health care appointments.
          • Safe driving record, background check and fingerprints required.
          • Training Provided.

  Call RSVP for more information at 970-243-9839 or email HERE.           


Client Facilitators

   AARP and Tax-Aide have partnered to provide free tax filing services for 2022

   federal and state returns. They need help with the foot traffic at the Wells Fargo 

   Bank building at 359 Main St.

      • Full or half-day volunteers are needed.

      • Wednesday through Saturday shifts are available. 

      • Training provided. 

  Call RSVP for more information at 970-243-9839 or email AARP HERE.           

Mesa County  Sheriff’s Office 

                                                   Victim Advocates

The Victim Advocate Program (VAP)  provides comfort and compassion to a person who may have just experienced the worst event in their life.

      • Now accepting applications for the 2023 VAP Academy.

      •  40 hours of classroom training, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from February 28 – April 6, 2023. 

      • VAPs are then asked to sign-up for at least three 12 hour shifts per month to be on call, responding to  scenes of crime and other traumatic incidents. 

              Contact Tracy Baker at  970-244-3275 or   

                                                                Visit their website HERE                              


                                                                               CASA of Mesa County

                                                                Court Appointed Special Advocates

         Their mission is to provide a voice in court for victims of abuse and neglect in

         Mesa County.

      • Long-term commitment, up to two years.
      • Access to computer and transportation needed
      • Training provided

   Contact Shannon Carstens at CASA:  970-242-4191  or 

Visit their website HERE

Senior Life Options at Hilltop

          Hilltop needs volunteers to help enrich the lives of residents and combat the isolation              that has been experienced by so many over the course of the pandemic. 

      • Teach an art, exercise, or cooking class.
      • Record life stories read to the visually impaired or lead a book club.
      • Visit with residents. Share musical talents, bring your licensed Therapy dog, play games, and more!

                        Contact Hilltop at 970-244-0659 or visit their website HERE 

Visit Grand Junction

        Share your Grand Junction experience with visitors from around the world as well as

        information on the Colorado National Monument, hiking, camping, skiing, and biking trails. 

  • Make your own schedule for 2.5 to 3 hours a shift.
  • Shifts don’t require long periods of standing, and they provide snacks and drinks!
  • Help organize tours of new or unique local businesses and enjoy learning more about our area.

  Call RSVP for more information at 970-243-9839 or visit their website HERE.

One-Time Events



Spring Art Week

at The Art Center of Western Colorado

Over 1,300 children from different schools will be learning at the Art Center. Help enrich the experience of Mesa County students!

  • Set up: March 20-24
    • Help cut paper for the origami station
      • Make your own schedule
  • Event week: March 27-31
    • 10:00-12:00 each day
      • Assist the teacher at the origami station
          • No experience needed

To help in any way, contact the Director of Youth Education & Help for All:

Rachel Egleston

970-243-7337 Ext. 7 or Email HERE.


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RSVP Funding

Mesa County RSVP is funded by donations from local businesses and individuals as well as government and other grants. Learn how to donate to Mesa County RSVP.

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Donations gratefully accepted


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

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