Volunteer Opportunities - Senior Corps

Retired Americans have a wealth of experience to share that could make a real difference in their communities. Senior Corps is a little known program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. Volunteers in the Senior Corps become mentors, coaches, companions, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations that need them the most. Senior Corps currently links more than 500,000 Americans to service opportunities, 4,300 in Georgia alone. Senior Corps offers several programs that need your volunteer service:


  • The Foster Grandparent Program- connects volunteers age 60 and over with children and young people with exceptional needs. Volunteers mentor, support, and help some of the most vulnerable children in the United States.

  • The Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers age 60 and over with adults in their community who have difficulty with simple tasks of day-to-day living. Companions help out on a personal level by assisting with shopping and light chores, interacting with doctors, or just making a friendly visit.

  • RSVP connects volunteers age 55 and over with opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availability, from building houses to immunizing children. RSVP volunteers put their unique talents to work to make a difference.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Senior Corps, contact them through their home page at www.seniorcorps.gov or call them at 800-942-2677.


Originally published in the Newsletter dated May 8, 2007

Reviewed April 2017

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