Call to Action for Transportation Assistance
$25 for $2500! 

RSVP is looking for 100 community members to donate $25 each to help the sick, the elderly, and those most vulnerable. Because of the overwhelming need, RSVP has issued a Call to Action to raise much needed funds to provide mileage reimbursement to volunteer drivers and fuel the vans that we use to transport the elderly, Veterans, and adults living with a disability who must get to the doctor, to dialysis, for grocery shopping, to pick up prescriptions and more. Many are homebound and can no longer see well enough to drive or have a medical condition that prohibits their ability to drive, Veterans need access to services and the VA, and elders living with a disability who desperately need the goods and services needed to maintain their independence with dignity. 
In 2019 alone, RSVP volunteer drivers have assisted more than 1,000 people in Carson City and rural, frontier and wilderness areas of the state to provide a reduction of isolation and access the goods and services they so desperately need to live independently and avoid institutionalization.
March 21 is Nevada’s Big Give , a day for all Nevadans to pledge their support for their favorite cause and give where they live.  

Donate Now through March 21 to help us reach our goal of $2,500 ! Visit: Call to Action. With your help we can continue our lifesaving mission to help frail, homebound seniors, Veterans and persons living with a disability in Nevada. 

Thank you kindly for making a difference!

Reaching For Zero Tickets Now On Sale

It is heartbreaking to know that there are an average of 22 Veteran suicides each day in the U.S. Join us in helping to make history - raise suicide prevention awareness and lower the number of veteran suicides from 22 to Zero!
RSVP presents “Reaching For Zero” A Veteran Appreciation and Veteran Suicide Prevention Awareness Event, on Saturday, April 13 th to benefit the Veteran’s VIP Program, which provides emergency transportation, wellness checks, and a wide-ranging support system for Veterans throughout rural Nevada. 
Event f eatures a Fabulous Paella Brunch; Color Guard; Live Music; Guest Speakers; Silent Auction; PLUS a chance to Win 2 Round-trip Flight Tickets to Any Southwest Airlines Destination!
3 ways to purchase your tickets!
·          Mail in your payment to: 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6, Carson City,
NV 89706 
·          Pay online at RFZ Tickets
·          Call 775-687-4680, ext. 8, to make a credit card payment by phone 
Questions: Contact Sandy Severance: 775-687-4680, ext 6, or .
Mark Your Calendars and Have Fun! 

RSVP’s 2019 Line up of Annual Carnivals and Celebrations will once again be held at Mills Park in Carson City!

  • Spring Carnival - May 9-12
  • 4th of July Carnival and Fireworks - July 4-7
  • Nevada Day Carnival - October 24-27 

RSVP Welcomes Mackenzie Gonzalez as the Elko Transportation Field Rep

RSVP is thrilled to welcome Mackenzie Gonzales as the Elko Transportation Field Representative. Under this role, Mackenzie will recruit volunteers, identify clients in the community in need of assistance and match the needs of the clients with the volunteers available to assist them. She will also make client referrals and strengthen community partnerships.
Mackenzie also serves as the Mobility Manager for Elko County, which means she is one of our go-to people when it comes to finding a ride for wherever someone may need to go. She has been an Elko resident for many years, graduating from Elko High school. Prior to working for the County of Elko, she served as a dispatcher for the local bus system (Get My Ride). Through that position, Mackenzie learned more about seniors, disabled adults, and others in the community who both use and need transportation services.
Mackenzie can be reached at: or 775-753-4060.

Java Music Club in Elko

Friends Day Out featuring the Java Music Club was held March 8 th at the Terrace at Ruby View in Elko. Participants enjoyed hands-on fun learning, music, making new friends and connecting to resources and services.  

Hosted by RSVP, the Project uses a unique combination of themes, photography, music, readings, and a traditional talking stick. Additionally, it offers the primary caregiver support, respite care, referrals, independent living services, and a much-needed break.  

To sign up for future Friends Day Out events and more info., contact
Steven Nichols, RSVP Program Director for Respite Innovations Project, at 775-315-7615 or
RSVP Volunteer gives back in creative ways

Carol Wertsbaugh, RSVP volunteer and Pahrump resident, donates gift baskets made especially for RSVP’s information and resource table at every community resource fair in Pahrump. The baskets are always carefully crafted with unique themes and specialty items. 

Carol has served as an RSVP respite volunteer since 2007. RSVP gives special thanks to Carol for her many years of service, and for the beautiful creations!
  “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mission Statement

Nevada Rural Counties RSVP program, Inc. (RSVP) is dedicated to helping frail, homebound, and low-income seniors remain independent by providing high quality programs which allow them to stay in their homes with dignity. 

Additionally, RSVP coordinates a volunteer network of seniors who use their skills and talents to provide support to community agencies and address community needs through service.