Since 1972, COAD’s Senior Programs have provided volunteer opportunities for individuals age 55 and older through AmeriCorps Seniors. The programs are designed to help older Ohioans find meaningful community service opportunities as mentors and tutors to disadvantaged children and youth, and to other senior citizens who need supportive service to remain in their own homes. Currently, over 800 volunteers perform over 450,000 hours of volunteer service each year.
Visit the next pages on the Senior Programs menu to see details about specific programs we offer, including Foster Grandparents, RSVP, Senior Companions, and GrandPals. If you would like to speak with a COAD staff member about our Senior Programs, call us at (740) 594-8499 .
COAD’s Senior Programs are funded by AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers.