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Senior Corps

Mission

Senior Corps, part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides volunteer opportunities for individuals who are at least "55 years young." The organization matches volunteers' interests and talents to a rich array of service options, also addressing the surrounding community's needs. Senior Corps welcomes individuals from all socioeconomic, educational and professional backgrounds. Volunteers serve on a regular basis in a number of community settings.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Program Benefits

  • Tutoring

  • Teaching

  • Mentoring

  • Fundraising

  • Counseling

  • Facilitating

  • Visiting

  • And much more!

  • ​Free membership

  • Serve on part-time basis

  • Great volunteer locations

  • Flexible hours

  • Social opportunities

  • Transportation reimbursement

  • Insurance counseling

  • Annual luncheon


 

Program Overview

Senior Corps membership is free, in which volunteers also receive such perks as informational newsletters and take part in annual recognition luncheons. Helpers serve an average of three or four hours per week via placements at local nonprofit agencies, hospitals, schools and community institutions. Volunteers report their hours to the Senior Corps office each month. In addition, Senior Corps members may qualify for travel reimbursement and are covered by "On Duty" accident and liability insurance.  

 

Sponsors

  • Corporation for National Community Service

  • United Way of Gloucester County

  • Gloucester County Division of Senior Services

  • Rowan College at Gloucester County

 

History

  • 1965 — Launched by the Community Service Society as pilot project Serve and Enrich Retirement by
    Volunteer Experience (SERV)

  • 1969 — Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) started as part of the administration on Aging
    by Title VI, Part A of the Older Americans Act

  • 1971 — Eleven programs launched in June under the auspice of the Administration on Aging

  • 1973 — Designated as ACTION'S Older American Volunteer Program (OVAP)

  • 1993 — OVAP reauthorized as the National Senior Volunteer Corp and named the Retired and Senior
    Volunteer Program (RSVP)

  • Current — Now known as the National Senior Service Corp and Administered by the Corporation for
    National Service

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