Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Join The Senior Volunteer Program

WestArk RSVP, a program of The Guidance Center, is a volunteer clearinghouse that recruits and connects active adults who are 55 years of age or older with a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout their communities. WestArk RSVP takes great pride in providing assistance to low-income people, giving companionship and support to the elderly, and addressing important community needs throughout western Arkansas.

Direct services to the community are provided through the RSVP Community Outreach program, enabling RSVP volunteers to make a difference in the lives of veterans, Medicare beneficiaries and struggling working families.

While there are many generous and willing volunteers eager to become involved in community service, often times there’s a disconnect between those who need help and those willing to provide it.  WestArk RSVP bridges that gap. Their mission is to promote volunteerism throughout an eight county area in western Arkansas, which consists of Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Marion, Sebastian, and Washington counties.

Our volunteers choose how and where they want to serve. Some continue the type of work that they’ve always enjoyed. Others choose a completely new path. Our volunteers help out in schools, senior centers, hospitals, and food banks. They also:

  • Deliver meals to the Homebound
  • Prepare Income Tax Returns
  • Assist Medicare Beneficiaries

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are 55 years of age or old, WestArk RSVP would love to have you.  Please click for a volunteer form at http://www.westarkrsvp.org/join-rsvp/.  

Have questions? Call RSVP at 479-783-4155 (Fort Smith), or 479-636-0578 (Rogers).

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  • Fort Smith

    From Oklahoma:

    Take I-540, Exit 8 for AR-22/Rogers Ave.
    Turn right onto AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Turn right onto S. 70th St.
    Destination will be on the left

    From Van Buren:

    Follow I-540 to AR-22 E/Rogers Ave.
    Take Exit 8B
    Continue on AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Drive to S. 70th St.
    Destination will be on the left

  • Van Buren

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 North ramp to I-40
    Merge onto I-540
    Take Exit 2A to merge onto US-64 West toward Van Buren
    Turn right onto Oak Ln.
    Turn right to stay on Oak Ln.
    Destination will be on the left

  • Ozark

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 north ramp to I-40
    Merge onto I-540
    Take Exit 1B for I-40 East/I-540 North toward Little Rock
    Merge onto I-40 East
    Take Exit 35 for AR-23 toward Ozark/Huntsville
    Turn right onto AR-23 South

  • Booneville

    From Fort Smith:

    Take Interstate 540 South
    Take Exit 12 toward US-71 South to Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto West Center St.
    Continue onto AR-10 East to North Welsh Ave.
    Turn right onto North Welsh Ave.
    Destination will be on the left.

  • Paris

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take Exit 8B to merge onto AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Keep left to continue on Rogers Ave.
    Continue onto to Fort Street
    Continue onto AR-22 East/West Central Ave.
    Turn right onto South 4th St.
    Turn left onto East Academy St.
    Turn right onto South 6th St.

  • Waldron

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take exit 12 toward US-71 South/Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto Dayton Rd./Old Fort Smith and Waldron Rd.
    Turn left onto US-71 South
    Turn right onto Rice Rd.

  • Mena

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take Exit 12 toward US-71 South/Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto Dayton Rd./Old Fort Smith and Waldron Rd.
    Continue to follow Dayton Rd.
    Turn left onto US-71 South
    Turn left onto South Cherry St.

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Fort Smith, AR 72903-5017
(479) 452-6650