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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.

Discover Opportunities

Every year, we match over 140,000 AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers with service opportunities offered by our partner organizations.

You can serve too. Learn more about our core programs below or explore opportunities available for you now through our pathfinder.

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Find the Program that’s Right for You

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

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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AmeriCorps Seniors 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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AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program

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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Fast facts

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veterans serve with AmeriCorps Seniors each year

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hours served by AmeriCorps Seniors

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AmeriCorps Seniors Benefits

Explore all the benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer.
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Health and Wellness

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

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

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


Read about the Impact of AmeriCorps Seniors Volunteers

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

I believe that you can never do too much for someone or care too much. I don't want excessive recognition for my actions. Instead, I want people to know I care, and I will do what I can to ensure their safety and health.

Looking for a New Challenge?

Search our AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder for an opportunity. 

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

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