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Senior Corps

Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ 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. Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.

Conceived during John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than 270,000 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.



Through grants and other resources—including the energy and efforts of citizens age 55 and over—Senior Corps helps meet the needs and challenges of America’s communities. Grants administered through Senior Corps provide funding for the following programs:


Foster Grandparents

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Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. 

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RSVP

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RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

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Senior Companions

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Senior Companions are volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. We help these adults remain independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companions give families or professional caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, run errands, and often provide friendship for their clients.

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Senior Corps News

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Apr 26, 2016 | Media Advisories
DENVER – On Wednesday, April 27, Mayor Michael B. Hancock wi...
Mar 11, 2016 | Press Releases
On the eve of 107th birthday, Senior Corps Foster Grandparen...

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Senior Corps Volunteers help to rebuild

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Our very own Anne Bentzel from the Office of External Affairs and Sylvie Mortimer from the Office of...
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Senior Corps Outreach Resources

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Managing Senior Corps Grants

Already have a grant? Log in to eGrants to manage it. Have questions about getting started or the grants process? View our Managing Senior Corps Grants page.

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Senior Corps FAQ

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National Service Timeline

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1960's - Our History Begins Here

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