Through our programs, we help seniors with job training and placement. We also help them become mentors, coaches, companions to people in need.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Senior Corps volunteer programs connect people 55 years and older to organizations that need them most. Catholic Charities helps them become mentors, coaches, and companions to people in need. They also contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations.
Americans 55 years and older have a lifetime of experience to share and the desire to make a real difference in their world. They’ve managed households, been business owners, and nurses, farmers, and salespeople, artists and executives. Now they are ready to put their unique talents and expertise to work in their communities, and enrich their own lives in the process!
RSVP volunteers have the flexibility and ability to choose how they want to give back to their community. RSVP volunteers may volunteer from a few hours to more than 40 hours a week at numerous volunteer sites. These volunteers provide much-needed support to places such as:
- Senior Centers
- Elementary schools
- Non-profit organizations
The RSVP program enriches the lives of our volunteers and the community we serve.
Senior Community Services Employment Program
SCSEP is the nation's longest-running program to help low-income individuals, aged 55 and over, to find employment. Our SCSEP case managers help seniors by creating an Individual Employment Plan so they could achieve their goals. They also place seniors in jobs and, if necessary, arrange for housing. SCSEP provides job coaching and job search assistance. This program is operated under a USDOL grant and in cooperation with Senior Service America, Inc. SCSEP is funded by a $45.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP with SSAI providing 10% match or $5 million. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.