Senior Corps connects individuals over 55 with the people and organizations that need them most. By becoming mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, Senior Corps members contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations.
Conceived during John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than 500,000 Americans with service opportunities. Their contributions make a real difference to individuals, non-profits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States.
Senior Corps offers three programs that provide volunteers with guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suites their talents, interests, and availability.
"The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) strengthens our communities while engaging our senior citizens. They've already changed the world once, why not twice? Scores of organizations benefit from the involvement of RSVP volunteers. It is truly a community of talents!"
- Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - offers "one stop shopping" for all volunteers 55 and over who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities in their local communities.
- Senior Companions - bring together volunteers age 55 and over with adults in their community who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living.
- Foster Grandparents - connects volunteers age 55 and over with children and young people with exceptional needs.
Director, East Bay Retired Senior Volunteer Program