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About Senior Corps 
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Hurricane Volunteer Support Fund
In the wake of the recent hurricanes, the Corporation is coordinating volunteers to assist with repair and relief efforts in areas affected by this devastating storm. Your donation will support volunteers in providing food and shelter, managing donations, helping victims get necessary assistance, and long-term rebuilding efforts.
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USA Freedom Corps Partnering to Answer the President’s Call to Service
 
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For Individuals >
 
Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Senior Corps?

Senior Corps provides service opportunities for Americans 55 and over by connecting you with the people and organizations that need you most.  We offer three national programs – The Foster Grandparent Program  1.3.1, The Senior Companion Program  1.3.2, and RSVP  1.3.1 – to help you get involved.

Senior Corps Programs operate in local communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Who decides what Senior Corps volunteers do?

Senior Corps volunteers work closely with their local project director, who gathers specific information about how potential volunteers would like to serve. After you find the program that interests you most, you will help to shape your placement and assignments.

Is Senior Corps a good place to learn new skills?

Absolutely! Senior Corps volunteers often tap their wealth of experience and wisdom and channel it in new directions. For example, some volunteers learn how to be effective tutors to young children; some organize community watch programs or environmental protection projects; others help nonprofit organization boards with planning or resource development. Your host agency will provide the training you need to be effective.

How do I benefit?

You’ll forge new relationships with people in your community and make a significant difference in the lives of others.  Senior Corps service also provides tangible benefits for volunteers. The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs offer modest stipends and other ways to help offset the costs of volunteering. Other benefits include training and insurance.

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