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 170,000 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.
Find the program that’s right for you
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.
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.
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.
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.
veterans serve with AmeriCorps Seniors each year
hours served by AmeriCorps Seniors
AmeriCorps Seniors benefits
Health & wellness
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers experience decreased anxiety, depression, and loneliness. 84% of volunteer report stable or improving health after one year of service.
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.
See the daily impact of your service as you build on the skills you already have and develop new ones.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers often tap their wealth of experience and wisdom and channel it in new directions.
Some programs offer a modest stipend to qualified, low-income volunteers.
Most programs offer accident, personal liability, and excess automobile liability insurance.
Read about the impact of AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers
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.