Americans over 55 have a lifetime of
experience to share, and the desire to make a real difference in
their world. They’ve managed households, been business owners and
nurses, farmers and salespeople, artists and executives. Now they
are ready to put their unique talents and expertise to work in their
communities, and enrich their own lives in the process.
connects today’s over 55s with the people and organizations that
need them most. We help them become mentors, coaches or companions
to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to
community projects and organizations. Conceived during John F.
Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than 500,000
Americans to service opportunities. Their contributions of skills,
knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals,
nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations
throughout the United States.
Senior Corps offers
several ways to get involved. Volunteers receive guidance and
training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents,
interests, and availability.
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.
Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers age 60
and over with adults in their community who have difficulty with
the 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.
volunteers age 55 and over with service opportunities in their
communities that match their skills and availability. From
building houses to immunizing children, from enhancing the
capacity of non-profit organizations to improving and protecting
the environment, RSVP volunteers put their unique talents to
work to make a difference.