Jones County Volunteer Center
The Jones County Volunteer Center is supported in kind by Jones Regional Medical Center. The volunteer center's mission engage volunteers of all ages in services to meet critical community needs while providing high quality experience that will enrich the life of the volunteer. Amy Keltner is the Program Coordinator for the Jones County Volunteer Center. The center has several programs that volunteers can be involved in including: Assisted Transportation for Senior Citizens, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Emergency Volunteer Center (VITA), and several Day of Caring opportunities. Jones County Volunteer Center also acts as a hub to connect Jones County volunteers to opportunities all over the county!
Volunteers receive an orientation to the program and training specific to their volunteer job. In addition to being covered by the volunteer center insurance while they are serving, volunteers receive ongoing assistance, support, recognition, and may be eligible for mileage reimbursement.
An amendment to the Older Americans Act in 1969 created the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP expanded into Jones County in 2005 thanks to grants provided by the St. Luke's Rural Healthcare Foundation and the United Way of East Central Iowa. In July 2010, United Way of East Central Iowa became the sponsor of RSVP of Jones County. RSVP of Jones County grew into the volunteer center thus supporting volunteers of all ages, thanks to the Volunteer Generation Grant United Way of East Central Iowa received in 2011 and continues to receive today.
The main sources of funding are United Way of East Central Iowa, The Heritage Agency on Aging, Jones Regional Medical Center, St. Luke's Rural Health Care Foundation, Mercy Medical Center, the Volunteer Generation Fund Grant, the Jones County Board of Supervisors, and both public and private donations. All donations made to the Jones County Volunteer Center and its direct service programs are tax deductible.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please call Amy at (319) 560-0811 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The volunteer center is located at 105 Broadway Place, Suite 1 Anamosa (across from the old hospital).