Retired & Senior Volunteer Program: Earn $1,000 For Our Program
Yes, you heard that right.
A federal grant through the National Corporation of Community Service earns to provide meaningful service and skills-based volunteer opportunities for those 55 and older.
As a recipient of this grant, we’re eligible to receive $1,000 for each volunteer, age 55 or older, who serves in Anderson County. We’ll even provide lunch.
Meet the Volunteers: Berkshire Hathaway
About the Program
The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program provides grants to organizations with a dual purpose: to engage Americans 55 years and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs, and to provide a high-quality experience for the volunteers.
If you’re 55 or older, all you need to do is show up to serve joyfully on a build day in Anderson County. We’ll be eligible to receive $1,000 for your service. We handle administrative work and report metrics back to AmeriCorps on a recurring basis. Funds are distributed back to us by AmeriCorps and re-invested into our program. Individuals can earn us this revenue once per year throughout our grant term. Our next grant term starts in April 2023.
The most helpful thing you can do is sign-up to be a Captain for an RSVP build day. As Captain, you’re committing to find at least 5 additional volunteers age 55+ to join on a build day. Our standard builds usually accommodate 8-10 volunteers, so you don’t need the entire team to be age 55 or older. When you volunteer to be a captain, you’re volunteering to earn us at least $6,000 in one build day.
You will schedule this build day just like our standard build days, typically 6-8 weeks ahead of your volunteer date. You can learn more about coordinating and planning a group build day here.
No home repair skills are needed to be an RSVP volunteer. Anyone who wants to serve joyfully is welcome and encouraged to help.
In addition to helping a neighbor? What more do you need? Volunteers actually do get extra perks like a gift card for lunch and being eligible for gas reimbursement to and from the build day.