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.

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18 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:

    Hello,

    I am a board member working on starting up a Seattle chapter of Minds Matter (www.mindsmatter.org). 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?

    Thanks,
    Kristin Medley

  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:

    Welcome to Teach Nepali Kids!!!

    Welcome Hello from our Nepal orphanage! ‘The Innocent Children’s Home’ is a non for profit orphanage that requires the help of volunteers to provide the love and support that is necessity in the development of every child’s life. Your valued help is essential to ensure this orphanage provides the proper development that these children deserve, not to mention to reach the high goals that our organisation has set. Our orphanage is situate in Pokhara, Nepal. It is built to service and house displaced children from remote farming villages.

  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.

  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.

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