Join AmeriCorps Seniors and bring out the best of America

Help guide students to higher academic achievement. Care for premature infants or children with disabilities. Mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers. The Foster Grandparent program connects role models like you with young people with exceptional needs.

Enrich your life while enriching the lives of others. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve with in the Foster Grandparent program provide the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served their community.

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteering with students

Meet James Hunter

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer

James Hunter served as an Americorps Seniors volunteer in the Foster Grandparent Program in Kansas City, MO. Prior to his volunteer service, Hunter served as a Private Second Class in the United States Army from 1976-1977. When he returned to civilian life, he struggled to adjust and fell into drug and alcohol addiction. After finding himself homeless, he sought help and turned his life around. Today, Hunter mentors and tutors 2nd grade students from an under-resourced community in Kansas City, MO. Hunter’s service has rendered him a role model for the youngest members of his community and has allowed him to affect change well beyond his immediate surroundings.


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. The Foster Grandparent program offers modest stipends to eligible volunteers to help offset the costs of volunteering. Other benefits include training, accident, personal liability, and excess automobile liability insurance as well as community recognition.

Eligibility Requirements

To serve in AmeriCorps Seniors programs you must be:

  • 55 years and older

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