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Senior Corps Grantee Resources


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Senior Corps Special Initiatives


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Senior Corps Resources

 

 

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.

 

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Conceived during John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links roughly 220,000 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.

 

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Senior Corps Impact State by State

Senior Corps volunteers contribute their time and talents to Senior Corps’ RSVP, Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. See their impact by state.

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Senior Corps Programs

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 who have exceptional needs. The program provides an opportunity for volunteers, age 55 and over, to stay active by while serving their communities.

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RSVP

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RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks for people 55 and over. RSVP volunteers bring expertise to the program, and gain new skills, to meet a variety of community needs.

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Senior Companions

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Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide assistance to family caregivers.

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The Senior Corps Programs

Senior Corps volunteers make a difference in their communities. For decades, volunteers age 55+ have been serving their communities through Senior Corps programs, led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for service, volunteering, and civic engagement. Each year, Senior Corps engages approximately 220,000 older adults in volunteer service through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs, enriching the lives of the volunteers and benefiting their communities.

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One of our three programs in Senior Corps, Foster Grandparents provide valuable support to children.

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Senior Corps Resources

 

 

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.

 

Two Senior Corps volunteers. I am an Senior Corps volunteer and I will get things done.

Senior Corps Partners with Department of Justice to Combat Elder Abuse

Learn More


 

Twitter IconFacebook IconTumblr IconEmail Icon

 

Conceived during John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links roughly 220,000 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.

 

Ready to Volunteer?

 

Senior Corps Impact State by State

Senior Corps volunteers contribute their time and talents to Senior Corps’ RSVP, Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. See their impact by state.

Browse your State Here

 


Senior Corps Programs

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

Senior Corps Foster Grandparents Logo

Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children who have exceptional needs. The program provides an opportunity for volunteers, age 55 and over, to stay active by while serving their communities.

Learn More

RSVP

Senior Corps RSVP logo

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks for people 55 and over. RSVP volunteers bring expertise to the program, and gain new skills, to meet a variety of community needs.

Learn More

Senior Companions

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Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide assistance to family caregivers.

Learn More

 

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