Does SeniorCorps Have A Lot of Volunteer Opportunities?

As the need for volunteers increases, so do the opportunities available at SeniorCorps. Perhaps one of the neediest programs offered by SeniorCoprs is the Senior Companion Program. As the baby boomers enter into their senior years many find that they need assistance to complete the everyday necessities of life. Others just need someone to take the time to be their friend. The Senior Companion program is a wonderful volunteer opportunity that helps provide these services. There are many other types of volunteering programs available. SeniorCorps will work with you, once your application has been filled out, to determine where you want to go and what services best suit your talents.’

Why Would You Want Senior Citizens Or Retirees To Volunteer?

As we age we gain experience and wisdom. Retiree’s and seniors have had a lifetime to learn and now, in their retirement, they are given the opportunity to teach. Being a foster grandparent, volunteering as a senior companion or spending time at the local museum answering questions are all perfect ways to use a lifetime of learning to help care for others. People that volunteer often live longer. This is because the act of kindness and sense of community that comes with volunteering actually increases your endorphins and makes you healthier. People with strong community ties are happier and stronger, it is just a fact.

Does SeniorCorps Pay For Any Of These Volunteer Opportunities?

Some SeniorCorps volunteers will qualify for a small payment from the charity for their services. You must meet the financial requirements to receive payment. The payment is very small, but it is tax free and will not be counted against your income.
Many seniors find re-donating their “pay” back to the charity is a great way to increase the programs potential to reach more people.

48 Responses to “Does SeniorCorps Have A Lot of Volunteer Opportunities?”

  1. To Whom it may concern,
    I am looking for senior volunteers to assist me in an upcoming meeting for my organization the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) Healthy Living Meeting, August 10th at the California Endowment Center, Los Angeles. I have a volunteer packet with all the details related to the event if you send me a contact person and email to send it too.

    Thank you

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  3. desikan says:

    i want to become a volunteer in orange park,fl

  4. please let us know if you can help us find volunteers, we just open our new center in Bluffton House (Apt. 203)a little over a month ago, and we are offering services to the community for free: tutoring, ESOL(English), story time, health screening, arts & crafts, music… please do let us know if you and your volunteers can help us help the community fight poverty and achieve personal goal.

  5. We just open our new center in Bluffton House(Apt. 203)in Bluffton,SC a little over a month ago, and we are offering services to the community for free: tutoring, ESOL(English), story time, health screening, arts & crafts, music… please do let us know if you and your volunteers can help us help the community fight poverty and achieve personal goals.

  6. Kristin Medley says:


    I am a board member working on starting up a Seattle chapter of Minds Matter ( This non-profit organization connects accomplished high school students from low income families with mentors with the goal of gaining entrance into college. Our team is looking to add board members with a variety of backgrounds. I would like to get the word out to people in the Seattle area. Is there anyone interested in joining this board who shares the same passion we do?

    Kristin Medley

    • Debra Healy says:


      This is an out-dated post so I imagine you are up and running by now. I would like to know more about the Seattle chapter. Let me know where I might find out more information.

      Thanks, Deb Healy

  7. Paul Bailey says:

    I am interested in learning about volunteer opportunities in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

  8. Judith Gawlik says:

    Interested in helping seniors w/companionship, errands, cleaning, anything that will help senior to remain independant. I also will give hair cuts(I am licensed). I enjoy helping seniors. Hope you can find me some folks to help.

  9. geraldine hendriksen says:

    I am available the month of december, living in west st paul, and would like to hear about some specific volunteer opportunities with seniors. I have a broad range of experience and interests, including public health, literacy training. Let me know if we can talk live about opportunities.

  10. Krishna says:

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  11. Introducing SeniorLink

    This program is designed to provide early intervention for older adults (age 55+) exhibiting early signs of isolation and/or depression at no charge to the participant. SeniorLink is funded by Sacramento County through Mental Health Services Act funds. SeniorLink Advocates will provide in-home and community based services.

    The goal of SeniorLink is to:

    Ø Intervene when the participant is exhibiting early signs of depression and reduce isolation before they have a diagnosable condition.

    Ø Provide opportunities for social interaction

    Ø Assist individuals in developing a support system

    Ø Aid in integration, or re-integration, into their community.

    We’ve identified that your organization is one in which collaboration is essential. We’re accepting referrals now for a January 2011 start date. When can we meet to further discuss how we can work together to best meet the needs of older adults in our community?

  12. Billie Isbell says:

    I would like to help others.

  13. Arlando Paige says:

    i want to be a volunteer in jackson, ms. i wold like to help others

  14. Junes Grant says:

    Iwould like to help others that are in need and would also like to volunteer in jackson, ms

  15. Deneen Lopez says:

    I am 46, not yet a senior, but have always respected the wisdom and aging process. I used to work with a podiatrist, and we visited many nursing homes, and senior communities. I would like to be a volunteer if there is a place for me somewhere.

  16. Michele Irwin says:

    How does one access the voluteers? I am developing a health and wellness program for older adults and need to health experts. This sound like it could be a perfect resource.
    We are in the Auburn, CA area.

    • keith says:

      Hi, I am looking for someone/a program that could provide occasional companionship for my 72 yr old mother. Her health in general is pretty good, but she is of course developing the usual “symptoms” of getting older. Her memory is not very good…it seems to have gotten much worse just in the last few weeks. I live with her now and take care of just about everything for her. However, it is becoming overwhelming for me and i may be moving out sometime in the near future. It would be really nice for someone who could spend some time with her maybe once or twice a week…talking to her, helping her with some things, maybe take her out to lunch. She really needs something to do…she doesnt leave the apartment much but then she complains about being “stuck” in the apartment all the time lol. If anyone has information where and how i can find such a person/service please let me know. We live in Louisville Kentucky. (Note: her only income is her monthly social security…which isnt much).

  17. Sharlene Mason says:

    i am interested in volunteer work but am unformiliar with what is out there. I am 64 but look and act 40.

  18. Tonya Boyd says:

    I am interested in volunteer work but I am unfamiliar with what is out there. I am interested in volunteering at a hospital or office work. I have a banking background. I am 56 years old. I live in Corona area.

  19. Yetta Bell says:

    I am interested in becoming a volunteer. I am 60 years old. I live in Los Angeles California.Please email me back with some information on how I can apply.

    Thank you.

  20. I am the President of the Board of Children’s Path Programs. Our mission is to bring services to the children who come from the poorest communities. We are looking for an Executive Director who has experience and is interested in meeting the needs of children who have the least resources available to them. We are located in San Francisco, California. If you are interested in participating with us, we would love to hear from you.

    Thank you.

  21. Sara Church says:

    I am looking for caring and intelligent baby boomers and seniors to hire as commission based independent contractors. They will need to be passionate about helping seniors sign up for Medicare. They will be comprehensive training in Medicare insurance, and must have high integrity. Are there organizations where I can post a job? Thank you.

    • Kelli Ramey says:

      Depending on where you are located, there may be RSVP volunteers already providing this service through “Tax Aide” or similar programs.

  22. Laurie Thompson says:

    I am interested in learning more about local volunteer opprotunities in Mandeville and/or Covington, LA. Thanks!

  23. McIntyre Evans, PhD says:

    What are the financial income qualifications to receive a small payment as a volunteer from Senior Corp? I must work to make additional money, and I am strongly interested in working with Seniors and Children. I an extensive background in speech and communication, as well as media production, motivational speaking, creative arts, and more.


  24. Fran B. Reed, MPH 843-715-0124 says:

    Hello, I’d like to know about getting a grant
    for a program of seniors helping seniors.
    Years ago I received money to help Native
    American seniors teach art to teenagers. Now
    I’d like to apply for a grant to get seniors to
    help other seniors. I was on the radio telling
    how poor I am, that I barely survive on $20.
    wk. food stamps, that I can’t buy a book of
    stamps, and some kind people sent me $$ for lt
    bill etc. and suggest I try to get a grant to
    help other seniors? Any emails I could try?

  25. tuyet pham says:

    I’m interested in volunteer to work in health care field. i have LVN licensed and i have stayed home with kids, now i want to get some more knowledge before i apply to get job. I would like to help other and specially i like to help elderly . I’m 33 years old and i live in corona, ca

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  28. Michelle Jones says:

    hi i would like to volunteer immediatelty

  29. Gail Bell says:

    I would love to volunteer my services and I live in Durham NC

  30. Tammy Watts says:

    Hi! The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Mississippi is in need of volunteers for a fundraising event in Jackson, MS tomorrow. The event will be at the Old Capitol Museum from 9 am – 2 pm. If you are interested, please contact our office at 601-939-3454.

  31. Hello, my name is Marcia, I am an Exec. Dir. of a Aging Program. I was so excited when I found you guys. I would like more information on how to apply for grants for my senior citizens. Please contact me by email or phone 501-268-2587. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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  32. Katie says:


    I work for an assisted living community in Boston and am looking for volunteer opportunities for seniors in the Boston area. Does anyone have suggestions as to where to look for volunteer opportunities? Thank you!


  33. Robin says:

    Hi my name is Robin, my grandmother is senior companion in yeah but we were looking to mover her here to Colorado spring. She really needs and loves to do her companion work though and I can’t seem to find much of anything for the springs especially with a little stipen to help her out. Could you please send me some info?

    Thanks so much,Robin

  34. Ron Woodson says:

    Hello. I retired in March of 2011 and live in the Aurora, IL area. I am interested in volunteer activities but I really don’t know what exactly I could/should volunteer for. Is there a questionaire or something that would help me narrow it down? There are several hospitals in the surrounding area but I haven’t been able to find much info about available volunteer activities. I could always use a little more money so the idea of a small stipend intrigues me very much.

  35. Wali Hassan says:

    I would like to make a financial income. What are the qualification to receive a small payment, as a volunteer with senior corp. I have 3000 hour as a senior compassion with kingdom house organization kingdom house organization

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  38. Arthur Palmer says:

    I am a volunteer for the Riley County Volunteer Fre Department . We provide county wide fire and medical protection to all county residents. Without volunteer firefighters individuals could loose their personal property, house and possibly be injured.
    Have been doing this for about 20 years and have been informed RSVP is not allowed to count this time anymore.
    My questionis is why? We have our own insurance, and no transportation costs. We provide a very necessary and important service to the community as well as seniors.
    Thanks for your time.

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  41. where I can register to participate in this program senior?

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