What does AmeriCorps Senior volunteering look like?
Volunteering is flexible – you can choose to present on the opportunities and topics that are most compatible with your skills and interests. You can also choose your hours and at which locations you would like speak. You don’t have to be an expert, either. We will provide all the training you need free of charge before your first assignment.
If you prefer not to speak in public, help out in our office. We often need help with marketing, administrative duties, and data entry during normal business hours.
What are the expectations of a volunteer?
Volunteers are expected to:
- Maintain a functioning email account and regularly check email for ARC communications and updates
- Practice neutrality: Do not promote or sell any service, good, products or political opinions on behalf of ARC
- Be professional: In dress, comportment, and prompt response to communications
- Have a reliable means of transportation
- When participating in an event: Arrive prepared and on time to all volunteer commitments, notify staff if an emergency arises, take direction from staff, and share information appropriately without promoting specific programs, services or options
- Reporting: Complete monthly Timesheets and Mileage Reimbursement Forms
- Complete presentation evaluations
- Provide advanced notice of cancellation
What are the benefits of Volunteering with AmeriCorps Seniors?
The benefits of volunteering with AmeriCorps Seniors are:
- Transportation/mileage reimbursement
- Supplemental insurance – for volunteers 55 years and older
- Intensive training, ongoing staff technical support, and follow-up
- Dedicated coordination and management