North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
Many older North Carolinians volunteer in their communities or benefit from the volunteer activities of others. This page provides brief descriptions of some opportunities.
The Corporation for National Service
The Corporation for National Service, Senior Corps sponsors four major programs. To learn more about them, contact Robert Winston, State Director, Corporation for National and Community Service, Federal Building, Post Office Century Station, 300 Fayetteville Street Mall, Room 131, Raleigh, NC 27601-1739; telephone (919) 856-4731; FAX 919/856-4738.
The Peace Corps
Although one may imagine that Peace Corps volunteers are college age, their web site notes that volunteers who are well into their eighties have served and continue to serve.
Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
This nonprofit organization is composed of retired business people who volunteer their time to counsel and train owners of small businesses. Consult SCORE's national web site for links to one of the 13 listed local chapters.
Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
North Carolina Senior Games
Whether you participate as an athlete, spectator, or volunteer, the North Carolina Senior Games can help keep you fit. If arts, line dancing, or walking are your cup of tea, check the SilverArts, SilverLiners, and SilverStriders links.
Web Links to Additional Information on Volunteering
There are many opportunities to volunteer. Your local senior center can often provide both opportunities on site and referrals to other community organizations that need your help. Your Area Agency on Aging can connect you with such other programs as meals-on-wheels, home visiting, and home weatherizing. This listing of links is just a sample of what you can find over the World Wide Web.
Last updated May 14, 2013