Senior Corps Volunteer Program
Engaging in Meaningful Volunteer Service
Senior Corps is a group of dedicated, older citizens engaged in meaningful volunteer service utilizing their unique experience, skills and talents to meet the needs of our community, thereby creating a better quality of life for all. Community Teamwork has managed the Senior Corps Volunteer Program for over 35 years, pairing hundreds of Senior Volunteers with local non-profits, and with hundreds of children and elders in the community. The program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service to improve the lives of citizens through service, local partnerships, and tapping the ingenuity and can-do spirit of our senior citizens to meet pressing challenges facing our country and its communities.
When seniors volunteer, it affects us in many ways ~ such as improving one’s quality of life. Research indicates that volunteers enjoy better health; develop new friendships; and learn new skills. Non-profit organizations are very fortunate to have individuals like you. Whether it’s a school; senior center; fundraiser or a special event, you make a difference.
The RSVP program connects individuals aged 55 and over with local non-profits to assist them in meeting their mission. The opportunities are vast with placements including one-time events, occasional projects or ongoing assignments such as teaching literacy skills, visiting elders, leading exercise classes, providing administrative and program support, or helping from home with our Crafters for a Cause. Contact Cynthia Perrone, 978.654.5685
Foster Grandparents are placed with children in preschool and school-age programs. They assist children who need extra help and attention in developing and improving skills to thrive and succeed in life. Contact Mary Donnelly 978.654.5680
Senior Companions are volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. We help these adults remain independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Contact Linda Bloomgren, 978.654.5684
The Massachusetts Senior Corps Association (MSCA) is a network of Foster Grandparent, RSVP, and Senior Companion programs in Massachusetts. Local programs are sponsored by municipal or nonprofit agencies and receive Senior Corps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. We are fortunate to have all three programs at Community Teamwork. At the annual meeting in August 2018, elections for president, secretary and treasurer were held, which resulted in our own, Bridget Quinn, becoming the treasurer for the current term. Bridget is looking forward to being more involved in the association and bettering our programs with the information we all share.