Join Senior Corps


Finding the right Senior Corps program for you means finding the right match between your skills and interests, and the benefits and opportunities offered by the three programs. If you like working with young people, you should consider the Foster Grandparent program. If you would like to help older adults, then look into the Senior Companion program. Or, if you’re not sure what type of volunteer experience you are seeking, check out how you can choose your own volunteer experience through RSVP.

RSVP gives volunteers 55 and over the flexibility and choice to serve where and when they like. As a member of RSVP, you can choose from a broad range of volunteer positions, depending upon whether you’d like to use your current skills or develop new ones. You also choose your commitment, serving from a few hours to more than 40 hours a week. With RSVP, you’ll receive:

  • Pre-service orientation.
  • Training from the organization where you serve.
  • Supplemental insurance while on duty.

Are you ready to explore the possibilities with RSVP?  Visit the RSVP website and use the search tool to find a center near you.

Foster Grandparents connects volunteers age 55 and over with children and young people with special needs, such as disabled youth or those who are struggling in school. As a Foster Grandparent you:

  • Can serve up to 40 hours per week.
  • May qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend (eligibility is based on your income level).
  • Will receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.

Are you ready to join the Foster Grandparent program?  If so, use the search tool on the Foster Grandparents website to find a program near you.

The Senior Companion Program matches volunteers ages 55 and up with other adults who have trouble completing day to day tasks in their home. As a Senior Companion, you might provide companionship and assistance to a frail older adult, a person with a serious illness, or someone with a disability. If you become a Senior Companion, you

  • Can serve up to 40 hours per week.
  • May qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend.
  • Will receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.

Does the Senior Companion Program interest you?  Look for a nearby program that you can join by using the search box on the Senior Companion Program website.

Printed from the website on August 23, 2017 at 4:25pm.