The National Service Program, a chance for individuals both young and old to join in serving the community has a pretty simple way of letting members in and linking them up with jobs. This process is even simpler for senior citizens, since they have the experience and have worked in a certain sector for years.
Join a program
The first step to making this work is joining a senior citizens’ program. The Corporation for National & Community Service offers three main programs that individuals can join: the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP); the Foster Grandparents Program and the Senior Companion Program. The easiest way to join is to visit one of their offices or better still, just register online.
Look for a field you are interested in
Once you have identified what program you want to join, there are various fields and categories of community service work you can join. If you chose to go the online way, there is a drop-down menu that allows you to select an appropriate field for you. In the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, for example, you can work with minority groups, children, the disabled, art, music and just about any sector or field.
Choose an organization to work with
If you have selected what field you want to work in, there are many different organizations to work with. All you need to do is to enter your location (ZIP code or State) and the system will select from its database an organization near you that has the national service program you are interested in. Pick an organization you want and they will give you a brief description of their program and either a phone number or email address you can use to contact them.