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What is Senior Corps?

It can be difficult to summarize everything that our Senior Corps volunteers do. After all, Senior Corps volunteers serve our communities in so many amazing ways including tutoring and mentoring students, assisting and caring for the elderly, and even supporting relief teams when disasters strike.

The following video is a simple and condensed rundown of Senior Corps so you can share your experience with others and inspire someone else to serve along the way.


So, what is Senior Corps?

Americans age 55+ who use their experience and wisdom to volunteer and make a difference in their communities.

How does Senior Corps get things done?

Senior Corps connects roughly 220,000 Americans to service opportunities in their communities. Senior Corps volunteers use their acquired skills, knowledge, and experience to make a difference to individuals, non-profits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States.

Can you give me some examples, please?

Of course! Here are just a few examples:

  • Tutor and mentor students
  • Provide one-on-one-time to students in busy classrooms
  • Help students increase their reading levels
  • Tutor students in math and writing skills
  • Help elderly seniors stay independent and remain in their homes
  • Drive individuals to doctor's appointments
  • Provide a much-needed break to caregivers and families
  • Provide friendship and companionship
  • Help veterans find jobs
  • Organize volunteers
  • Rebuild after disasters
  • Provide free tax services
  • Tackle environmental issues.

Why is it a “Corps”?

Similar to the Military or AmeriCorps, it’s another form of service to our country.

But it looks different than it sounds - Correct, it’s pronounced like (kôr) core of the earth or core of an apple, but spelled with a silent “p”.

Why should someone be an Senior Corps volunteer?

To make our people safer, stronger and healthier; to strengthen our communities; and to get things done for America.

I have a million more questions, where do I go to learn more?

Start on the Senior Corps homepage and browse the many resources.

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