Bring out the Best of America
The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country.
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. You can find an opportunity with any of the thousands of organizations we work with that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers report better health and longevity having served their community.
Meet Clarence Ray Thompson
After recovering from a coma, Clarence Ray Thompson decided to spend his time working for a soldier and his family as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer in the RSVP program. Thompson, a retired Special Forces Soldier who served in the Vietnam War, has been volunteering with the Fort Riley American Red Cross and the Irwin Army Community Hospital for nearly 12 years.
Health and wellness. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers experience decreased anxiety, depression, and loneliness. 84% of volunteer report stable or improving health after one year of service.
Self-improvement. See the daily impact of your service as you build on the skills you already have and develop new ones.
Stipend. Some programs offer a modest stipend to qualified, low-income volunteers.
Community. Connect with others and be part of something bigger. 88% of volunteers who felt a lack of companionship reported fewer feelings of isolation after becoming an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer.
New skills. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers often tap their wealth of experience and wisdom and channel it in new directions.
Insurance. Most programs offer accident, personal liability, and excess automobile liability insurance.
To serve in AmeriCorps Seniors programs you must be:
- 55 years and older
How to Apply
Use our AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder tool to easily search for current AmeriCorps Seniors opportunities near you.
View contact information to connect with the opportunities you’re interested in.