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Learn about Senior Corps in your state and contact your CNCS State Office to get involved with a Senior Corps opportunity near you.


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Senior Corps volunteers registers community volunteers for MLK Day activities


Senior Corps programs benefit the community, the organization, and the volunteer. 

  • Help yourself: Improve the quality and health of your life. Research indicates that volunteering is good for overall health, relationship-building, community involvement, and new skills development.
  • Make a difference: Join the movement to transform America through national service and community engagement.
  • Save money for the organizations you serve: Contribute your time and skills, and support local organizations as they grow and prosper.

The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companions programs also offer modest stipends and other ways to help offset the costs of participation, training, and insurance.

Principles that Guide Senior Corps Service

Senior Corps volunteers are incredibly valuable. Their knowledge, skills, and life experience provide immeasurable positive impact to the organizations and people they serve.

Teamwork: Many volunteers serve in teams, building affiliations and mutual support, engaging in joint problem-solving, and drawing on the complementary skills of the team members.

Diversity: Senior Corps volunteers represent a diverse range of incomes, ages, genders, physical abilities, and ethnic and racial backgrounds. But they share a common desire to make a difference.

Capability: Everyone has unique gifts to share, and our volunteers make significant contributions by putting their best talents to work, as leaders, entrepreneurs, organizers, builders, caregivers and mentors.

Presence: The high number of Senior Corps volunteers and their level of commitment make them an essential resource in meeting critical community needs.

Flexibility: Volunteers can move in and out of options as their circumstances and interests change, and as the community agencies' needs for volunteers change.

Service-learning: Volunteers develop skills through training and new experiences; they are active participants in the training process, acting as facilitators and discussion leaders.


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