Get Involved in Senior Corps Week!
May 6-10 2013 is Senior Corps Week!
Studies show that volunteering promotes a positive outlook and helps you live longer.
So how can you find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you? Check out Senior Corps at: http://www.getinvolved.gov/grantees/sc_week/
What is Senior Corps?
Senior Corps started when programs dating back to the 1960’s were brought together: Foster Grandparents, RSVP, and Senior Companions.
Foster Grandparents mentor, support and help children with exceptional needs. Senior Companions helps adults who have who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living. RSVP connects volunteers age 55 and over with service opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availability.
All of these programs encourage the connection of senior volunteers with their communities.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed legislation creating the Corporation for National and Community Service, bringing together many domestic community service programs under one central organization.
The three programs were brought together as Senior Corps. AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps together became part of the newly formed Corporation for National and Community Service.
Learn about Senior Corps and find a place to get involved! Remember, when you volunteer, you are doing more than just helping others. Volunteering leads to new experiences, new discoveries and new friends.