Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs — RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Senior Companion Program.
A growing body of research shows an association between volunteering and mental and physical health benefits. In particular, older volunteers report lower mortality rates, lower rates of depression, fewer physical limitations, and higher levels of well-being.
The President and First Lady launched United We Serve in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service. United We Serve is a nationwide initiative, beginning this summer, to create a sustained, collaborative, and focused effort to meet community needs and make service a way of life for all Americans. The online home of United We Serve is Serve.gov. Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs