How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Senior Citizens

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Senior citizens looking for volunteer opportunities have a range to select from. Whatever your interests and abilities, you can put your time, skills and experience to good use.

AARP offers volunteer opportunities in which seniors can working closely with community partners. Teams of volunteers ensure that AARP programs are available in communities.

If you have always wanted to travel when you retire, the Peace Corps offers chances to see the world, and give something back while you're at it.

The Foster Grandparent Program pairs older adults with children who need mentors. Senior Companions pairs volunteers with frail elderly people so they can remain independent in their own homes and stay out of nursing homes.

Experience Corps has volunteer opportunties for older Americans in 23 cities. Experience Corps members tutor and mentor, providing literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and committed, caring attention to America's youth.

SCORE -- originally Service Corps of Retired Executives -- offers free help to people starting or running small businesses.

Tip

  • Still not finding what you are looking for? Try visiting volunteermatch.org. It offers more opportunities -- even virtual ones.

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