U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Goverment symbol

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Lock symbol

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Skip to main content
Submitted by mbrodbeck on

Bring Out the Best of America

The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country.

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. You can find an opportunity with any of the thousands of organizations we work with that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers report better health and longevity having served their community.

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer shaking hand

Meet Clarence Ray Thompson

After recovering from a coma, Clarence Ray Thompson decided to spend his time working for a soldier and his family as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer in the RSVP program. Thompson, a retired Special Forces Soldier who served in the Vietnam War, has been volunteering with the Fort Riley American Red Cross and the Irwin Army Community Hospital for nearly 12 years.

Read more service stories

Serving with RSVP

Learn more about the requirements for and benefits of serving with AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP.


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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Insurance. Most programs offer accident, personal liability, and excess automobile liability insurance.

Eligibility Requirements

To serve in AmeriCorps Seniors programs you must be:

  • 55 years and older

How to Apply

Use our AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder tool to easily search for current AmeriCorps Seniors opportunities near you.

View contact information to connect with the opportunities you’re interested in.

Explore the Pathfinder

Explore the AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder
A map of the United States and Canada on a wooden table

Seniors in Your State

Explore our National Service Reports to learn more about AmeriCorps Seniors in your state.

Read the Reports

Get in Touch

Ask Questions

Ready to serve or still getting to know your options? We are here to help.

Send Seniors your questions


Sign Up

Provide your email address so we can inform you of upcoming opportunities with Seniors.

Sign up for Seniors emails

Back to main content