AmeriCorps Seniors (Formerly RSVP) connects volunteers 55+ with the people and organizations that need them the most. AmeriCorps Seniors offers one-stop-shopping for people 55+ who want to find fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunities in their local community.
Volunteers come from all walks of life but what do they all have in common?
They all have a sense of purpose. They are all making a difference in the lives of others while enriching their own lives through service.
Being an AmeriCorps Seniors Volunteer is easy:
- Choose how, where, and when you want to serve
- Choose the amount of time you want to give
- Choose to draw on your skills or develop new ones
AmeriCorps Seniors will help you find the service opportunity that’s right for you!
AmeriCorps Seniors is your chance to make a difference
- Do meaningful work
- Have a sense of purpose
- Take control of your time
- Reinvent yourself
- Develop new skills
- Reconnect with an old hobby
- Have more fun and less stress
AmeriCorps Seniors offers volunteers:
You choose your volunteer assignment and you control when and how often you volunteer
We work with non-profit organizations and public agencies throughout Kenosha County and offer a wide variety of assignments.
We can accommodate your schedule so that you’ll have time to travel and explore other interests. We offer periodic short-term, as well as, regular long-term assignments.
Learn new skills, explore new interests, or rekindle old ones. Reinvent yourself!
Free supplemental insurance protects you while you’re volunteering.
See that what you are doing is making a difference in the lives of others.
Training is provided as needed. Generally, volunteers do not need to have profession experience. All volunteers are valuable because of their willingness to meet needs.
What is your time commitment?
You decide how often and how long you wish to volunteer. The program has no minimum number of hours of service. However, you should report any and all volunteer hours to the AmeriCorps Seniors office whether your assignments are weekly, monthly, seasonal or annual.
You are free to leave the program at any time for any reason and, if you decide to return to active status, you can be easily reinstated by contacting the AmeriCorps Seniors office.
AmeriCorps Seniors members receive:
- AmeriCorps Seniors orientation
- Volunteer placement and follow-up
- Help finding new or additional assignments
- Free supplemental accident ,liability, and auto insurance
- Quarterly e-newsletter
- Updates on current volunteer opportunities
- Information about services for seniors
- Annual Appreciation Event
The AmeriCorps Seniors Mentor Program has been named as a Generations United Program of Distinction!
This unique designation is a U.S. benchmark for ideal intergenerational programming that improves the lives of people of all ages. Our mission of healthy aging, strong families, and a connected community cannot happen without the bridging of generational gaps and the collaboration of people across various age groups.
AmeriCorps Seniors is your invitation to serve!