I’m Ready to Get Involved

Ready set, get involved.

There are many different opportunities to get involved in. You can pick an opportunity, depending on area and your interests. If you go to here, then you can fill out the simple questions; zip code, distance (how far are you welling to travel), keywords, skills, city, state and program (Senior Corps, RSVP, FGP, SCP.) You can also call to receive more information at 1-800-424-8867 or e-mail them at help@joinseniorservice.org.

For all programs, you can volunteer up to 40 hours a week and some volunteers can earn tax free, hourly stipend (weekly pay).

Foster Grandparent Program

One of the programs, that is offered is Foster Grandparents Program (FGP). FGP is a program for people that are 55 years and older. Where you can become a friend, mentor and a role model to everybody that you come in contact with.

Senior Companion Program

Another program, that is offered is Senior Companion Program (SCP.) If you are 55 years and older and want to become a companion to a frail person, then SCP is for you. If you want become an SCP then you will receive liability insurance while on duty, pre-service orientation, supplemental accident and training from the organization where you serve.


The last program, that is offered is RSVP. If you are 55 and over, and want to tackle tough issues in your community then RSVP is for you. More than 500,00 people have volunteer though RSVP. If you want become a RSVP then you will receive liability insurance while on duty, pre-service orientation, supplemental accident and training from the organization where you serve.

Senior Corps is a great way to get involved and help others and your community. It is a great use of your time, efforts and talents. Best of all you can benefit from it as well. For more information visit here.

21 Responses to “I’m Ready to Get Involved”

  1. used to be advocate for agency on aging in rutland vt………..would like to apply for position on senior companions

  2. janette says:

    I am an attorney and would like to volunteer as an attorney. Please contact me asap.

  3. janette says:

    From: janette katz (janettekatz@gmail.com)

    I am an attorney and would like to volunteer as an attorney in the Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, or Los Angeles area.

  4. Looking for volunteers in Michigan. Must love cats/dogs, as this is for an animal rescue.

  5. Charlea H. Parr says:

    Interested in joining the program.

  6. Frank Rodriguez says:

    I am a recently retired college administrator and am interested in doing some volunteer work in Nassau County, Long Island, NY. Please contact me and let me know what’s available.
    Thank you

  7. Leslie Weinberg says:

    I would be very interested in volunteer work in Nassau County, preferably close to NYC. I have a master’s degree in Social Work, although I have not worked in the field for quite some time. I ran my own nanny/home healthcare agency from 1980-1996. Thank you.

  8. Via Butler says:

    Hi There,
    I am the Director of Entertainment and Activities at The Palace Suites independent living facility in Miami Fl. I have many residents that would like to give back to the community in some way but most of them are on walkers or can no longer drive to get anywhere to volunteer. I was inquiring around to see if I could find somthing they could do on a monthly basis set up as an activity here in our facility. I am thinking along the lines of assembling things for mailing or a charity organization or assembling care packages for shiopment etc. Do you have any suggestions on how I could make something like this happen?
    Thanks so much!

  9. Keith Vong says:


    I’m a Medicare help specialist. I would love to help any Seniors with Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part A,B,C or D questions.

  10. frank greer says:

    I have been searching for volunteer opportunities in all the wrong places. I would like to volunteer in the Affton, Lemay, Mehlville areas of St. Louis, Mo. I had my own business before retiring but would like to do volunteer work that is fun and gratifying. Thank You, Frank

  11. Dennie Faye Hill says:

    I am interested itn becoming a foster grandparent.

  12. Carole Kelley says:

    I would be interested in becoming a foster
    grandparent. My grandchildren are all living
    far away.

  13. DENISE HURST says:

    I would like to be considered for your volunteer work. I would like something that is gratifying and rewarding. I am an Administrative Assistant and would like do the same work or work with children, especially those with mental problems; but children and that are not violent. I excell in my peoople and communication skills with all levels of people.

    Thank you
    Denise E. Hurst

  14. kathy wethington says:

    i will be retiring as of Dec 28, 2012 from my job of 16 years not of my choice. I have been a secretary for this time in a small hydraulic repair shop. They are eliminating my position. I would like some advice on volunteering some of my time on rewarding work I am 66 years old and in pretty good health. I live in Milford Ohio 45150 and would like some choices in my area. Please see if you can help me. I was not ready to quit at this time.

  15. Bev says:

    How does one get a program stated in their area? Do you have to be a 501C3 agency to qualify? There is not enough help in our area for the elderly.

  16. Leon Pesin says:

    I am retired & looking for either a part time job or volunteer work nearby to me. I live in West Ofrange N.J. I can teach various sports, chess, I am extremely competant in finances , able to give excellent financial advice. Would also be interested in a friendly card game on a regular basis.

  17. Marilyn Richmond says:

    I am interested in the Senior Corps Program. I enjoy helping people and feel this would be the right thing to do. I have skills that could be be of great asset to this type of program.

  18. Manny Libeta says:

    I retired Jan1,2013 as District Sales Rep with the CA. State Lottery. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. I am in excellent health as I breast walk everyday for 1 hour. I am very much interested in your volunteer program and I’d like to work in your nearby office close to home in Buena Park, CA area. Furthermore, I would like something that is gratifying and satisfying volunteer work as my way of giving back to the community.

  19. you can help indonesia people if you ready to be involved. and help my web too

  20. Nelsa Perez says:

    October 30, 2013

    TO whom concern:

    Please, I need more information about How I can become Senior member of the Ameri-Senior Corps.


    Nelsa Perez

  21. sekia Perez says:

    want to join the sr americorp have many talents and education pls call so we can start/watertown wis. i have applied in the past and never got a response psl call or send information 920-941-0304
    136 1/2 corner st watertown wi 53094