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Submitted by nicky.campbell on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:08
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Who can serve?

AmeriCorps Seniors is open to individuals 55 and older. 

How can I serve?

When you join AmeriCorps Seniors, you choose how you want to give back. Help a struggling child to learn to read. Deliver groceries to an elderly neighbor. Support a family impacted by natural disaster. These are just a few of the service opportunities available to you through AmeriCorps Seniors.

Every year, we match over 200,000 AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers with service opportunities offered by our partner organizations.

Fast facts

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1K+

veterans serve with AmeriCorps Seniors each year

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47M

hours served by AmeriCorps Seniors

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200K

volunteers serving

Discover the program that’s right for you

We empower an entire ecosystem of service through our core programs.
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Foster Grandparent Program

Mentor and guide students to higher academic achievement. The Foster Grandparent Program connects role models like you with students with exceptional needs.

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RSVP

Find a service opportunity that you are passionate about. With RSVP you can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities in your community.

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Senior Companion Program

Serve as a friend and companion by providing assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide respite to family caregivers.

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VISTA

Fight poverty by helping an organization to expand its capacity to make change. Apply your skills to help non-profits, faith-baised and community organizations fundraise, write grants, recruit volunteers, and so much more.

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State and National

We are the matchmaker of national service. Through AmeriCorps State and National, you can serve in a way that fits your schedule, skills, and interests. Select from hundreds of organizations that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges.

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The lasting impact of national service speaks to the strength of our programs and the dedication of our members and volunteers who serve.

Fast facts

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40K

communities served across the country

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1.6B

hours served

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270K

members and volunteers in service

AmeriCorps Seniors benefits

Explore all the benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer.
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Health & wellness

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers experience decreased anxiety, depression, and loneliness. 84% of volunteer report stable or improving health after one year of service.
 

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Community

Connect with others and be part of something bigger. 88% of volunteers who felt a lack of companionship reported fewer feelings of isolation after becoming an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer.

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Self-improvement

See the daily impact of your service as you build on the skills you already have and develop new ones.

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New skills

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers often tap their wealth of experience and wisdom and channel it in new directions.

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Stipend

Some programs offer a modest stipend to qualified, low-income volunteers.

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Insurance

Most programs offer supplemental health insurance. Volunteers can also receive supplemental accident and liability insurance while in service.

Stories

Read about the impact of AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers work countless hours to bring out the best in people across the country.

Seven thousand eight hundred fifty-five hours later, Tom is still at it! In spite of some of his volunteer activities being limited due to the current pandemic, he has continued to deliver much needed food to our community.

Looking for a new challenge?

Search our AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder for an opportunity. 

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FAQs

Use our search tool to find answers to your questions - or read our most commonly asked queries.

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