Aging and Volunteer Services Director
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Who We Are:
The Volunteer Services Department connects adults 55 and older with the people and organizations that need them the most. We help them become mentors and companions or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects.
The Volunteer Services is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. More than five million Americans are engaging in services through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and United We Serve.
What We Offer:
- Foster Grandparent Program - Foster Grandparents are individuals who thrive on direct interaction with children and believe they can make a difference in their lives. They serve as a mentor, tutor, and loving caregivers to children and youth with specials needs. Foster Grandparents help children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life.
- Senior Companion Program - Senior Companions serve the homebound elderly who need daily attention and assistance with small tasks such as preparing meals, visiting the doctor, or shopping. They provide friendship and support and enable those they serve to maintain their independence and improve the quality of their life in the later years.
- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - RSVP’s propose is to connect today’s over 55s with the people and organizations that need them most. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations. With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that’s right for you.
Giving Back Is Good For You, Too
Older Americans who volunteer frequently live longer and report better health. Volunteering can also lead to more friendship and a more positive attitude.
Latest News and Events
The Senior Companion Program is celebrating 40 years! Senior Companions are volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks. LOS has hosted the Senior Companion Program since 1985. A letter from the Director of Senior Corps. The 40 Anniversary Video.
The May 2014 Aging and Volunteer Services Newsletter is now available. Click here for the pdf version.