In conjunction with the webinar on transition planning for participants who reach the individual durational limit, we have compiled a resource list of organizations that may be good homes for those who wish to continue with volunteer service.
Please note: This is only a partial list of volunteer organizations! Contact local schools, libraries, and hospitals. Google volunteer opportunities for other organizations in your area. We do not endorse these programs, but this list may be a useful starting point as you explore transition options for participants. If you know other resources, please add them in the comments section!
- Senior Corps
- The Foster Grandparent Program connects volunteers 55 and over with children and young people with exceptional needs. Volunteers mentor, support, and help some of the most vulnerable children in the U.S. Small stipend.
- The Senior Companion Program connects volunteers 55 and over with adults in their community who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living. Companions help out on a personal level by assisting with shopping and light chores, interacting with doctors, or just making a friendly visit. Small stipend.
- RSVP connects volunteers 55 and over with service opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availabilities – building houses, immunizing children, enhancing the capacity of non-profit organizations, and improving and protecting the environment. No stipend, but travel reimbursement.
- United We Serve
- U.S. Federal Government portal for service in America’s cultural and natural resources
- Volunteer Match
- American Red Cross
- Volunteers of America
- Salvation Army
- United Way
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Many more to select from in your local area!