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Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
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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 many local organizations we work with that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served their community.

 

Retired Senior Volunteer Program is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55+. Frederick County's senior community is diverse, capable, and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience that needs to be used to make a positive impact on our communities and the lives of our neighbors. Our RSVP program aims to address Frederick County's most pressing issues, including: 

 

  • Equity in Access to Healthcare Services (outreach, case work, advocacy, referral services, etc.)

  • Aging in Place (isolation, disability, COVID-19, etc.)

  • Substance Abuse (opioid crisis, anti-tobacco, prescription drug abuse, mental health, etc.)

  • Elderly Fraud (financial literacy education, prevention, etc.)

  • Economic Opportunity (financial literacy education, tutoring, mentorship, ESL, etc.)

  • Food Insecurity (distribution, education, etc.)

  • Digital Divide (tech. literacy, education, etc.)

Volunteer opportunities are available at a variety of local community-serving, and non-profit organizations, including:

Volunteer assignments vary based on the partner volunteer station and your particular circumstances. For up-to-date information, please send us an email at AmeriCorps@aacfmd.org or call (301) 694-3355 x1040.

A few examples of how you can contribute are:

  • Tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged or disabled youth.

  • Teaching English to those with Limited English Proficiency or providing interpretation services.

  • Teaching/consulting on a specialized topic like Elder Fraud, Financial Literacy, or First Aid/CPR.

  • Delivering food to elders in their homes.

  • Assisting individuals with disabilities.

  • Providing professional services like tax preparation, mental health counseling, and in-home care.

  • Staffing events like the Carrol Creek Culture Series, Frederick Health Fair, In the Streets, and more.

Benefits

 

  • You’ll forge new relationships with people in your community and make a significant difference in the lives of others.

  • AmeriCorps Seniors service also provides tangible benefits for volunteers, including transportation reimbursements, training, and community recognition.

Eligibility Requirements


To serve in AmeriCorps Seniors programs you must be:

  • 55 years and older

  • Volunteer in Frederick County, MD

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