You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through WestArk RSVP.



BENEFITS of becoming an rsvp volunteer

Personalized Assistance

We will work with you to identify a volunteer opportunity that will meet your individual interests.  We match your skills, interests, schedule and geographic availability with a volunteer position that is right for you.  We will continue to be available to provide on-going information and support as your volunteer needs evolve.

Be Part of a National Movement AT A LOCAL LEVEL

Active adults 55 years of age and older are giving thousands of hours daily to positively impact the communities they live in.  We are proud to represent local individuals who are working together to make a significant impact in communities throughout Northwest Arkansas.  The hours you volunteer will be counted with those of your peers to demonstrate to policy makers and the community the impact of age 55+ volunteerism on a local and national level. Help send the message that RSVP members are making meaningful contributions, solving problems, and bringing our communities together.  

program updates

WestArk RSVP provides program updates to its members inform you about issues affecting volunteers and volunteer needs and opportunities in our community.


Each year, RSVP members and the community are invited to recognition events in both Ft. Smith and Rogers locations.  These events are a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow RSVP members and offers RSVP staff additional opportunities to honor you and the work that you do.


Health Benefits of Volunteering

  • Decreases the risk of depression
  • Provides a sense of purpose and teaches valuable skills
  • Helps people stay physically and mentally active
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Helps you meet others and develop new relationships
  • May help you live longer

Supplemental Insurance

As an RSVP member, you will be covered by supplemental insurance while you volunteer. This volunteer insurance program includes three coverages: accident insurance, excess liability insurance, and excess auto liability insurance.


(479)783-4155 fORT sMITH OR (479)636-0578 rOGERS