Texas Senior Corps is the leading senior volunteer service partnership for solving community problems, strengthening communities, and building the capacity of nonprofit organizations in Texas. Through the component programs of Senior Corps - RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions - more than 22,000 Texans age 55 and older utilize their experience, skills, and talents to assist local nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations in carrying out their missions. Senior Corps is under the umbrella of Americorps, one of the the largest volunteer programs in the United States.
Over 20,000 RSVP volunteers currently serve through 28 projects in Texas supporting independent living for seniors, tutoring and mentoring of youth, disaster preparedness for communities, food security for individuals and families, and much more.
Over 1,500 Foster Grandparents currently serve through 17 projects in Texas supporting children and youth with special needs by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.
Nearly 900 Senior Companions currently serve through 10 projects in Texas, helping homebound seniors and other adults maintain independence in their own homes.
The 55 AmeriCorps Seniors (formerly known as Senior Corps) projects in Texas offer nearly unlimited opportunities for volunteers to apply their lifetimes of experience to make a difference in their local communities. Contact us today to learn more about how experienced Texans can become involved in making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.
Formed in 1980 by an assembly of Senior Corps Directors, the Texas Senior Corps Association (TSCA) exists to:
* provide advocacy for Texas Senior Corps programs (RSVP, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions), their staff, and volunteers;
* develop information channels and resources to aid project administration;
develop methods for securing adequate financial support to support Senior Corps programs;
* support the Corporation for National and Community Service and its mission;
* provide professional development of Texas Senior Corps staff and sponsors through workshops and training programs with technical assistance; and to
* provide representation and leadership for those in senior volunteer service by working for and speaking on behalf of Texas Senior Corps programs before state and federal government bodies
Project Directors are eligible for Regular (voting) membership in the TSCA. Associate (non-voting) membership in TSCA is also available for interested parties, such as Assistant Directors, Coordinators, Supervisors, Volunteer Station Staff, Advisory Council members, and other supporters of the Senior Corps programs. Meetings are held at most CNCS state, cluster and national meetings and at other Senior Corps gatherings where a majority of the membership is in attendance.
The TSCA has an elected, term-rotating Executive Committee that leads the Association by membership-approved bylaws and policies that represent each program equally and fairly. Sub-committees are open to all members who wish to become involved.
Senior Corps programs may use Federal and Excess Non-Federal Program Funds to pay for memberships for any Senior Corps program staff. To become a Regular or Associate Member, click here to visit our Membership page.