Volunteer Opportunities: Seniors

Below, I have listed links to different organizations that allow children to volunteer. Most places that take adults will also take teens, but many times they won't take younger volunteers. I have tried to find as many places as I can that let children help out in some way or another. I hope you find my links helpful. And if you know of a place not listed here yet, please let me know by going to my Submit A New Site page.


Senior Centers

Contact your local Senior Center or Community Center to find out what opportunities are available for youth volunteers. Oftentimes, they have opportunities for kids to come read stories, play games, perform skits, sing songs, or just socialize. Parents will usually be required to supervise visits with younger children, but teens might even find they have regular opportunities to help out!

 


RSVP & the Volunteer Center

RSVP and The Volunteer Center is an "Invitation to Serve" program for people of all ages who want to make a difference, get involved and enjoy the experience of volunteering.

Nationally, RSVP, one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation,began in 1971 as part of the Older American’s Act. Today, RSVP is part of the National Senior Service Corps, which consists of RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Senior Companion Program. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides federal dollars as well as policy guidelines and regulations. There are over 1350 Senior Corps programs throughout the United States with over 500,000 volunteers.

RSVP & the Volunteer Center

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