Senior Citizens Council

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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to make a difference in the community? RSVP offers persons age 55 or older an opportunity to apply their skills and experience to meet critical community needs. RSVP pairs talented volunteers with their choice of a variety of non-profit, health care, governmental, and faith-based organizations. Volunteer benefits include expense and transportation reimbursement, excess medical, liability, and life insurance while in service, and a variety of benefits from volunteer organizations.

Through the Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program, limited-income persons age 60 and older are needed to serve as extended family members to children and youth with special needs or provide assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks and are at-risk for nursing home placement. Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions serve from 15-40 hours a week. In return for their service, they receive a stipend of $2.65 an hour, accident, liability, and life insurance while on duty, an annual physical exam, smocks to be worn in service, reimbursement for transportation, meals each workday, volunteer recognition events, and paid training, holidays, medical leave, and vacation.

For more information about these programs, please contact either Marilyn Grau or Sheryl Silva at The Senior Citizens Council, 218 Oak Street North, Suite L, Augusta, Georgia 30907. Telephone: 706-826-4480. Fax: 706-826-4515. E-mail: or