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.
During the 2011-2012 reporting period, Texas Senior Corps volunteers contributed over 5.8 million hours of service valued at $124,755,100. Texas Senior Corps volunteers:
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.
- Provided 1,800 frail seniors with assistance to help them live independently in their own homes and gave respite to 1,625 caregivers
- Tutored or mentored more than 23,000 children and youth with special or exceptional needs
- Helped more than 2,000 community organizations expand their reach and impact on community challenges
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 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.
Travis County RSVP volunteers Joe Reiter, Catherine and Ben Fisher lend a hand with neighborhood development projects.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Texas Senior Corps programs are funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that connects Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation through voluntary service. The Corporation serves as a vital supply line to America's nonprofit community - providing grants, volunteers, training and other resources to help meet pressing needs in education, the environment, public safety, housing, and other areas.
National Senior Corps Association
The Texas Senior Corps Association is a proud member of the National Senior Corps Association, the nation's premier association advocating for the combined interests of Foster Grandparent, RSVP, Senior Companion programs across America.
Texas Senior Corps Association
Formed in 1980 by an assembly of Senior Corps Directors, the Texas Senior Corps Association (TSCA) was declared a legal not-for-profit foundation on August 23, 2001 to:
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.
- 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
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.
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