Principles that Guide Senior Corps Service
Senior Corps volunteers are incredibly valuable. Their knowledge, skills, and life experience provide immeasurable positive impact to the organizations and people they serve.
Teamwork: Many volunteers serve in teams, building affiliations and mutual support, engaging in joint problem-solving, and drawing on the complementary skills of the team members.
Diversity: Senior Corps volunteers represent a diverse range of incomes, ages, genders, physical abilities, and ethnic and racial backgrounds. But they share a common desire to make a difference.
Capability: Everyone has unique gifts to share, and our volunteers make significant contributions by putting their best talents to work, as leaders, entrepreneurs, organizers, builders, caregivers and mentors.
Presence: The high number of Senior Corps volunteers and their level of commitment make them an essential resource in meeting critical community needs.
Flexibility: Volunteers can move in and out of options as their circumstances and interests change, and as the community agencies' needs for volunteers change.
Service-learning: Volunteers develop skills through training and new experiences; they are active participants in the training process, acting as facilitators and discussion leaders.