AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program

Are you interested in mentoring and tutoring children? Serve as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer in our Foster Grandparent program.

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Bring out the Best of America

Help guide students to higher academic achievement. Mentor and guide students to higher academic achievement. The Foster Grandparent program connects role models like you with young people with exceptional needs.

Enrich your life while enriching the lives of others. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in the Foster Grandparent program provide the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers report better health and longevity having served their community.


How Can I Serve?

Make Giving Back Your Second Act

Get involved and make a positive difference in your community. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to helping others.


Who Can Serve?

AmeriCorps Seniors is open to individuals 55 and older.

How Can I Serve?

When you join AmeriCorps Seniors, you choose how you want to give back. Help a struggling child to learn to read. Be a role model for children with exceptional needs. These are just a few of the service opportunities available to you through AmeriCorps Seniors.




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AmeriCorps Seniors Benefits

Explore all the benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer.

Health and Wellness

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers experience decreased anxiety, depression, and loneliness. 84% of volunteers report stable or improving health after one year of service.


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.


See the daily impact of your service as you build on the skills you already have and develop new ones.

New Skills

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers often tap their wealth of experience and wisdom and channel it in new directions.


Some programs offer a modest stipend to qualified, low-income volunteers.


Most programs offer accident, personal liability, and excess automobile liability insurance.


Will my race, sexual orientation, or disability affect my application?

We are committed to the idea that everyone can serve. AmeriCorps Seniors program is an opportunity to learn about our differences while working toward a common goal. We strive to create an inclusive environment and offer reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

Do I need specific skills to apply for AmeriCorps Seniors?

AmeriCorps Seniors taps the skills and experience of its volunteers. In most cases, no specific skills are required.

For more FAQs, check out the AmeriCorps website