Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay Inc
Applicant: Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc. (SiS)
Description and mission;
Incorporated in Hillsborough County in 1984, as a nonprofit organization SiS's mission is to recruit, train and place volunteers to help children succeed and elders remain independent. The organization serves Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties, managing volunteers to meet the challenges of the community with services that offer mentoring, tutoring and companionship through customized training, support and volunteer recognition. Fiscally sound and innovative, SiS mobilizes senior volunteers to make positive impact on the lives of more than 1,700 vulnerable children, low-income seniors, and at-risk elderly daily!
482 RSVP volunteers proposed.
Service categories addressed: Healthy Futures, Education, and Capacity.
Community needs addressed:
Aging in place, school readiness, veteran's needs and capacity building.
Volunteer management practices employed are accredited by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.
Homebound/older adults and individuals with disabilities report having increased social ties/perceived social support.
Organizations implement three or more effective volunteer management practices as a result of capacity building services provided by CNCS-supported organizations or national service participants.
Children demonstrate gains in school readiness in terms of social and/or emotional development.