Volunteer with TVCCA's Senior Programs

The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Senior Corps Programs tap the SKILLS, TALENTS and EXPERIENCE of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges.  Choose from several opportunities for service through TVCCA’s Senior Volunteer Programs. 

New London County: (860) 425-6608 | Windham County: (860) 774-9286

Friendly Visitor Become a visitor for an older adult or disabled individual to help them remain connected to the community with the ultimate goal of helping them remain living in their homes as they age.  RSVP needs volunteers who can commit to a weekly visit with someone in their community.  Substitutes are available to accommodate vacations!

Friendly Shopper Become a shopper for an older adult or disabled individual who has difficulty getting to the grocery store or food pantry to get their own food.  Volunteers may receive the list from the individual and go to the store to fill the order or they may sit with the individual helping them to complete an online order.  RSVP needs shoppers who can commit to 2 or 4 times monthly or shoppers who can fill in for other shoppers who are sick or away on vacation.

Meals on Wheels Work with Meals on Wheels and help homebound individuals receive the nutrition they need, feel the support of their community and remain in their homes as they age.

Veteran’s Coffeehouse Volunteer (Killingly) Help coordinate speakers, solicit community support or host at our Veteran’s Coffeehouse in Killingly, CT.  The Coffeehouse’s mission is “to provide a comfortable location for veterans—both men and women of any age—to meet, socialize, communicate and provide and discuss supported information regarding veterans benefits and services through state and federal agencies and programs.”

Senior Housing Supper Clubs (shoreline) Coordinate a group of seniors gathering for companionship and to share a healthy meal.

Santa Boots & School Supplies Help to gather and distribute winter boots and school supplies for disadvantaged youth.

Other Support Services We can refer you to one of several local non-profit agencies such as hospitals, food panties, chambers of commerce, theater and thrift shops that need support from the community.

Tutor Become a tutor for an elementary age child in a school near your home.  Make a weekly commitment of 1 to 5 hours per week for the school year and make a big difference in the life of a child.

Foster Grandparent Tutor If you are low income and would enjoy making a commitment of 15 or more hours a week you may earn a small stipend for tutoring young children in school.  This is an extremely rewarding option in so many ways!