Adults 55 & Over Volunteering in their Community
The National Senior Service Corps (or Senior Corps) is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service and is a federally authorized and funded network of 3 national service through which almost 500,000 Americans age 55 and older use their skills and life experience to cost-effectively address vital community needs. In Northeast Georgia, the Senior Corps is sponsored by The Athens Community Council on Aging, with budgets augmented by United Way of Northeast Georgia and Athens-Clarke County.
Help your community! Explore our three volunteer programs:
Foster Grandparent Program [Click Here] Make a lasting difference in the lives of at-risk children and youth. Our Foster Grandparent Program provides opportunities for volunteers 55 and over to mentor, support, and help some of the most vulnerable children in the United States.
Senior Companion Program [Click Here] Our Senior Companion Program provides an opportunity for volunteers 55 and over to support frail older adults who have difficulty with daily tasks. Companions help out on a personal level by assisting with shopping and light chores, interacting with doctors, or just making a friendly visit.
Note: Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions must have incomes at or below 200% of poverty and serve 15-40 hours per week. They are provided with a $2.65 hourly stipend, and mileage and meal reimbursement, so that they may volunteer at little or no personal cost.
Helping Hands through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) [Click Here] Looking for other opportunities to volunteer? Our RSVP Program covers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to strengthen our community. From building houses to delivering meals, enhancing the capacity of non-profit organizations to improving and protecting the environment, RSVP volunteers put their unique talents to work to make a difference.