Community Volunteering in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Senior, Community Volunteering in Glenwood Springs, CO

Volunteer Opportunities

High Country RSVP provides a wide range of community volunteering services. Our volunteer opportunities includes senior assistance programs and community disaster preparation.


Medicare Counseling Volunteers

We provide free Medicare counselors for seniors and Medicare beneficiaries. When you volunteer as a Medicare counselor, you help seniors cut through the confusion and learn what benefits are best for them.

Volunteer Handyman Services

High Country RSVP provides basic handyman services for senior and disabled citizens. Our volunteer handymen provide basic carpentry, light yard work, and other services.

Contact High Country RSVP in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to find out more about our wide range of community volunteering.

  

About Us

Be a force for positive change in our area with community volunteering at High Country RSVP of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In 1973, a group of seniors in Garfield County recognized the need for an organized group of senior volunteers. They started High Country RSVP, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, managing the program from an office in the basement of the historic Hotel Colorado. An initial action taken by this group was to establish the Garfield County Council on Aging in 1974.


The Council created the Senior Transportation Program which was initially operated by RSVP volunteers. As the program needs grew, the Council on Aging members asked Colorado Mountain College for their support as a community service for the senior citizens and taxpayers of Garfield County. Sponsorship was granted by the CMC Board of Trustees in late 1978. CMC continues their sponsorship of RSVP today.

The third foundational block of Senior Programs, the Senior Nutrition Program, was started as a pilot project in Glenwood Springs in the basement of the Methodist Church in 1978. The senior lunch program was moved under the CMC Senior Program umbrella in late 1978. This program was also initially operated by RSVP volunteers. Senior Programs remained housed with the CMC Continuing Education Office at the Hotel Colorado until 1981.

When a new college building on Blake Avenue was dedicated to serve Glenwood Springs, the offices of Senior Programs and RSVP relocated to this site. In 2008, Senior Programs was brought under the auspices of the Garfield County Department of Human Services and RSVP was kept as a sponsored program of CMC.


Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.