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Senior Corps Pledge

Last year, we developed the Senior Corps pledge. This pledge should be administered to Senior Corps volunteers when they enter into service in the Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs and/or at other key moments during the year.  When administering the pledge to a single program audience, for example, Foster Grandparents, the last line would read, “I am a Senior Corps Foster Grandparent volunteer, and I will get things done.”  When administering to volunteers from multiple programs the last line would read, “I am a Senior Corps volunteer, and I will get things done.”
 
Tips on administering the pledge:
  • Recognize volunteers during Senior Corps Week, 
  • Plan a swearing-in ceremony at the beginning of service, 
  • Ask an elected official to swear-in volunteers during days of service such as Mayors Day. 
 
Senior Corps Pledge
 
I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.
 
When faced with a pressing challenge, I will bring Americans of all generations together to strengthen our communities.
 
When faced with children at risk, I will help them stay in school and on track for a brighter future.
 
When faced with older adults in need, I will provide support and compassion so they may age with grace and dignity.
 
Working for the greatest good, I will use my lifetime of experiences to improve my country, my community, and myself through service.
 
I am a Senior Corps (RSVP, Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion) volunteer, and I will get things done.
 

New for 2016

Senior Corps is now offering the Senior Corps pledge in different languages. 
 
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